Tides: the Playlist

“Tides” is one of the stories that has given me so much satisfaction to write. It brings up many memories: my upbringing in Puerto Rico and its surfing culture; lazy vacations with my family in Curacao at Mambo Beach; great food; and feelings of nostalgia.

My family helped me gather a really extensive list of songs, but the ones in this list are the ones that reflect the overall mood of my story.

  1. Island in the Sun – Weezer
  2. Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys
  3. Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth
  4. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
  5. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
  6. Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  7. Steal My Sunshine – Len
  8. Break My Stride – Blue Lagoon
  9. Plage – Crystal Fighters
  10. Lion in the Morning Sun – Will and the People
  11. Hace Calor – Los Ronals
  12. Rude – Magic!
  13. Summer Love – One Direction
  14. Stars – Destine
  15. Are You Gonna Be my Girl – Jet
  16. Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
  17. Summer – Calvin Harris
  18. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  19. Summertime – New Kids on the Block
  20. Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle
  21. Vamos a la Playa – Loona
  22. Pump It – The Black Eyed Peas
  23. Summerfling – k.d. lang
  24. Stay the Night – James Blunt
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