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20th Jul 2015

Fire Up The Barbie: Check Out Our Ultimate Summer BBQ Playlist

The ultimate feel-good tunes

The most important ingredient of every great barbecue? An awesome playlist, of course.

We’ve teamed up with the good folks at BIC to bring you the ultimate BBQ playlist. Crank up those speakers and check out our picks below. Enjoy, and happy grilling!


1. I Got You, James Brown

Set the tone for the day with this banging tune from the king of funk. You’ll be dancing around the garden in no time at all.

I feeeeeeel nice, like sugar and spice…

2. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding

Get the grilling gang in the mood for a truly chilled-out BBQ with the ultimate lazy afternoon summer tune. Make sure everyone’s got their tipple of choice, sit back together and soak up those rays of sunshine in the back garden.

Sittin’ in the morning sun….

3. A-Punk, Vampire Weekend

This infectiously upbeat track from the New York indie band is guaranteed to lift the spirits of any BBQ. To be enjoyed when the food and cocktails are in full swing.

Look outside the raincoats gone….

4. Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones

Keep the carefree summer atmosphere going with this classic track from the Stones. Perfect when the sun is setting, the burgers have been enjoyed, and you and your pals are basking in the last glorious hours of the warm summer’s evening.

5. Sexual Healing, Kygo Remix

One of the best remixes in recent years, this chilled-out cover of Marvin Gaye’s classic tune is the perfect soundtrack to your summer BBQ.

6. Old Pine, Ben Howard

This gorgeous song from the Devon singer is a great way to wind down the evening after a perfect summer BBQ.

Hot sand on toes…

7. Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez

Step back ten years (!) with this 2006 classic. It sounds just a good as it did  a decade ago.

8. Bohemian Like You, The Dandy Warhols

Another classic summer anthem, this monster hit from 2000 is another must-play at any great summer BBQ. It sounds as a fresh as it did 16 years ago, and we absolutely love it.

You’ve got a great car…

9. Hot In Herre, Nelly

A barbecue wouldn’t be a barbecue without at least one play of Nelly’s 2002 anthem.The breakout track from Nellyville, it’s hard to believe it only peaked at number ten in the Irish charts. Relive it in all its glory below..

I need you to get up up on the dancefloor… 

10. A Little Less Conversation, Elvis vs. JXL

This 2002 smash hit is another great summer remix. It hit the top of the charts in nine countries around the world at time of its release, and we know we’ll be enjoying it for years and years to come.

Come on, come on, come on, come on…


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