Abroad Perspective: Tune in to Summer

Now that the Dog Days of summer are behind us, it’s a great time to look back or rather, listen back, to your songs of summer and relive those precious vacations.

I have selected a few of the sunniest tunes from the last 27 years. These songs were big hits in Europe (and the USA in some cases) and are from artists around the world. Give them a listen and perhaps add them to your song list. Singing along and rolling down windows are optional.

Kaoma – Lambada – 1989

UB 40 – Kingston Town – 1990

Juan Luis Guerra – Burbujas de Amor – 1991

Los del Rio – Macarena – 1993

Wes – Alane– 1996

Bellini –Samba de Janeiro – 1997

Jody Bernal – Que Si Que No – 2000

The Underdog Project – Summer Jam 2003 – 2003

O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei – 2004

Coldplay & Buena Vista Social Club – Clocks – 2006

Kid Rock – All Summer Long– 2008

Damaru & Jan Smit – Mi Rowsu (Tuintje In Mijn Hart) – 2009

Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano! – 2010

Michel Telo – Ai Se Eu Te Pego – 2011

Bakermat – One Day (Vandaag) – 2013

Anders Nilsen – Salsa Tequila– 2014

Hopefully our list already got your party started. Which tracks bring back those sweet memories for you? Share your musical tips with us in the comments!

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Ray originally hails from The Hague, Netherlands and one day showed up at Global Discovery Vacations’ doorstep. When he is not traveling or writing, you might find him engaged in playing ping pong, swimming or planting tulips.