Summer Playlist 2022

We had a great response to the Summer Playlist 2022 call out and I can safely say I’ve never heard such an eclectic mix of Summer tracks! Thank you for the stories as well as the music. Although this may not be a playlist in its purist form, it gives a little insight into the lives of your colleagues who kindly shared them. I hope it brings a little sunshine to your day!

Darren Woodford (Decontamination Technician at York hospital) says ” I first heard this [Alma by Govardo] when they were busking in square in front of the minster. That impressed I bought the album. I think it’s a track about lost love and the hope of putting things behind and starting over again. Listen to it turned up a little bit through headphones and the clarity of notes and voice is outstanding. We have seen them busking a few times over the last few years and we always sit and watch for 20 mins. In fact they even nod to us now. Stalkers or what! We follow them on social media as they have had their music used in films and by one member of the Canadian ice skating team.”

“It should make you feel something or it should make you dance”


Alma – Govardo

These are selected favourites from the Saintys soundtrack around Ireland August 2022. Enjoy!! (Martin Sainty, Team Leader and CNS)

Funkadelic – ‘Maggot Brain’

Neil Young – ‘Revolution Blues’

Adrian Sherwood – ‘Animal Magic’

Laurie Anderson – ‘O Superman’

Beastie Boys – ‘Sure Shot’

Cornershop – ‘Candyman’

Gil Scott Heron – ‘Lady Day and John Coltrane’’

Grandmasterflash – ‘The Message’

Eric B and Rakim – ‘Paid in Full’

Burning Spear – ‘Marcus Garvey’

Leftfield – ‘Release the Pressure’

French psychedelic pop compilation – feel free to google!

Nightmares on Wax – ‘Dreddoverboard’

Comet is Coming – ‘Summon the Fire’ 

Congos – ‘Fisherman’

MC5 – ‘Kick out the jams’

Echo and the Bunnymen – ‘Never Stop’

Suns Signature – ‘Apples’

Shack – ‘Cup of Tea’ 

Public Enemy – ‘Harder than you think’ 

Thanks to Lisa Ballatine (Grant Development Officer) for these:

Summertime – Jazzy Jeff

The Sea – Morcheeba

Gotta put this in…Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (banger), awesome for running to too!

Kathryn Aylward (Assistant Librarian) suggested these popular tracks:

Her ultimate summer song is

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

It does have a couple of naughty words in it though! [So do Martin Sainty’s!]

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Anything by The Beach Boys (see list below) 

Elanor Kitchen (Radiographer) had a quick ask round the breast imaging unit and turned up quite a few!

Que Sera Sera – Doris Da

Club Tropicana – Wham

Shiny Happy People – REM

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae

Hot In The City – Billy Idol

Here Comes The Sun – Beatles (see list above)

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Duran Duran – Her Name Is Rio 

National Express – The Divine Comedy

Seaside Rendezvous – Queen

Desposito – Luis Finsi, Daddy Yankee

Mambo No 5 – Lou Bega

Smooth – Santana 

Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes

California Dreaming – The Beach Boys

Golden Brown – The Stranglers

A Minha Menina – The Bees

Nice Weather for Ducks – Lemon Jelly

Thanks to Jo Horrocks (Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist (Neuro) for these:

Current song – Afraid to feel – LF systems 

Old song – Children – Robert Miles

Both great summer tunes 🙂

Rachael Daggett (Art & Design Project Officer):

Summer Sun – Koop 

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