Nothing soothes the soul better than the sun. Except maybe music. Combine the two and you’re onto a winner. I’ll set the scene…

It’s 5pm, the sun is lowering and there’s an orange glow on everything it touches. It’s still warm and it’s one of those days that seems to go on and on, in a very good way.

Now just take some time out to listen to the opening introductions of these songs and enjoy. Let them swallow you up and smother you. Headphones on, people!

Subterranean Homesick Alien – Radiohead (OK Computer – 1997)

Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed – 1969)

It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube (The Predator – 1993)

The Goodbye Look – Donald Fagen (The Nightfly – 1982)

It All Feels Right – Washed Out (Paracosm – 2013)

Fields of Gold – Sting (Ten Summoner’s Tales – 1993)

Last Broadcast – Doves (The Last Broadcast – 2002)

Bluebird – Paul McCartney & Wings (Band On The Run – 1973)

Boogie Nights – Heatwave (Too Hot To Handle – 1976)

A Woman’s Wisdom – Wild Nothing (Life on Pause – 2016)

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads (Speaking In Tongues – 1983)

Hotel California – The Eagles (Hotel California – 1976)

The Bay – Metronomy (The English Riviera – 2011)