Want some ideas for some groovy island-style songs from the ’70’s for a cooldown from your workout, or just to relax in your hammock? Try these on for size – and we’d love to hear from you what other songs you like to mellow out to!
Kokomo – the Beach Boys – go to a dozen tropical islands all within a 3-minute song!
Surfer Girl – the Beach Boys – were you the girl they were singing about?
There are dozens of other Beach Boys songs that are great for hammock days!
Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin – ‘nuff said.
Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto – With such a sexy, breathy voice, the Brazilian beauty, the wife of the guitarist Gilberto, was probably the epitome of the “Girl from Ipanema.” I’m trying to get in touch with her to see if she’ll contribute to our upcoming vegan CD!
Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens – my dream was to be able to sing that high. I’m still dreaming.
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Don’t worry about a thing,
’cause every little thing’s gonna be alright.” Great words to live by!
Island Dreamin’ – Tsunami Wave Riders – not from the ‘70’s but since it’s from my band and it’s my list, I can break the rules and include it anyway! (and if you promise to relax to it, we’ll give you a free download!)
Relaxation is not just for people!