Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist....

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As some of you may be aware, MoneySupermarket are currently running a competition which involves you putting together a playlist of your Ultimate Summer Driving songs. Although I can't yet drive, I cannot go on a car journey without listening to music - even if its a short 5 minute trip I always put the radio on. This competition is right up my street as I cannot go a single day without listening to music and I personally believe music is a huge part of summer. 

However, although this is a great competion with a great prize up for grabs (a 32gb iPad!), there is a serious message behind the idea of a great driving soundtrack. THINK! research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep or tiredness related. Long journeys on motorways can lead to a lack of concentration and, as well as other preventative measures, listening to songs you love can be a great way to stay alert and focused on the road. 

So here is my Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist...

Dizzee Rascal - Holiday
This is without a doubt my ultimate summer song. (I can even rap the majority of the verses *cringe*) Whenever I hear it, it immediately perks me up and gets me excited for summer. The upbeat rhythm really does give you a summer vibe and makes you imagine partying in Ibiza which is great for keeping you alert on long journeys.  
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
I absolutely love Coldplay! I can't think of one song I don't like by them but Viva La Vida is a definite favourite - singing along to it with 20,000+ other people in the pouring down rain at the Stadium of Light last year was absolutely amazing and one of the best nights of my life. 
Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
I am a huge fan of Calvin Harris and I am so unbelievably jealous that my brother saw him live in Ibiza a couple of weeks ago. I love his music because his songs are always upbeat and make you want to get up and dance. 
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocket Full of Sunshine
Ever since watching Easy A I've loved this song. It always makes me feel so happy!
Maverick Sabre - I Need 
I love Maverick Sabre's voice and I adore this song. 
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
I have always been a huge fan of this song but ever since it was featured on the pony advert (click here if you have no idea what I mean - its amazing!) I've been obsessed. Every time I listen to it all I can picture is a dancing pony which immediately boosts my mood. 
Foster the People - Helena Beat
I absolutely love Foster the People and this is probably my favourite song by them closely followed my 'Pumped Up Kicks'. Its a great summer song and always makes me think of going on a road trip. 
Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
I love Lana Del Rey but her songs are a little bit slow for driving; this remix is one of my all time favourites - I'm not a fan of the first minute but from that it is amazing and great for summer to get you in the mood for going out and partying. 
Kate Nash - Foundations
This song has made it to my Ultimate Playlist purely because everybody has tried to sing along to it in their Kate Nash voice - as I have and still continue to do so. Its a definite sing along song perfect for long drives to keep you alert.
 The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Lovely
Since I was a little girl, I have loved The Beach Boys and this song always makes me imagine being at the beach (no, not because they're The "Beach" Boys) but because I can imagine a young couple having fun on the beach and playing in the sea. 
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (Yotam Remix)
When this song first came out, I absolutely hated it but after hearing it a few more times it fast became one of my favourite songs of all time. Although I love the original song, it is a little slow for long car journeys and wouldn't really put you in a summer mood but this remix is great and has an upbeat rhythm perfect for keeping you awake. 
Destiny's Child - Emotion
I love love love Destiny's Child and this is probably my favourite song by them. Although it is quite slow, it definitely wouldn't send me to sleep as I cannot listen to it without singing along. 
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon are one of my favourite bands, unlike a lot of people, I knew about them long before Sex on Fire and Use Somebody came along. However, Sex on Fire is one of my all time favourite songs and singing along with another 20,000+ people was out of this world! This song definitely won't send you to sleep anytime soon either so its perfect for road trips this summer.

So that's my Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist, as you can probably tell I have quite a diverse music taste and will listen to pretty much any genre. If you would like to enter this competition head over to MoneySupermarket to read the full T&Cs or if you don't want to enter just tell me below what your ultimate summer song is as I'd love to know! 
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