Not all these songs are truly summer songs, but quite a lot are. Nevertheless, on a compilation like this, I think Abba should be represented by Summer night city rather than Voulez vous. Still, that's a minor quibble.
Here, you will find tracks recorded between 1963 and 2007 of a diverse nature that stretches even people with eclectic tastes such as me. Is anybody going to love every track? Probably not, especially with artists as diverse as Barry Manilow, Billy Idol, Jamiroquai and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince included, but I love most of what's here and that's enough to give this 5 stars, given that there is nothing that would oblige me to hit the skip button every time it starts.
I have several collections of summer music already, particularly covering the seventies and eighties. I bought this because I like the mix of those tracks with more recent music that I haven't necessarily heard before, but which mostly sound great. There were even one or two that I recognized once they started playing, but I have no idea where I heard them - maybe in a jukebox somewhere while drinking a few beers.
Of course I love the old tracks from the sixties and seventies, though some of the choices (Build me up Buttercup, Oh pretty woman) weren't necessarily ones I expected to find on a summer album. Of the later tracks, this collection reminds me that I really ought to buy albums by Gipsy Kings and Sixpence none the richer. I've just never got round to it, but hopefully I will eventually.
There are many other great tracks on this collection of feel-good songs.