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EF Playlist: Hattie Briggs shares her top summer songs

The rising folk singer shares her sounds of the summer.

Hattie Briggs
Credit: Ian Wallman

Hattie Briggs releases her new album Young Runaway tomorrow, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut Red & Gold.

The rising folk star is making waves in the industry and Young Runaway is set to cement her position as one of the most exciting folk artists in the UK. Ahead of the release Hattie has compiled a collection of summer songs for her EF Playlist.

Keep reading to find out what she’s picked and why, and be ready to enjoy some seriously scorching tunes!

Ben Howard – Old Pine

Chilled. This song makes me think about nature and how beautiful the countryside is especially during the summer. Makes me imagine vivid sights, smells and sounds.

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Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

When this song comes on at a summer party, everybody gets up for a boogie and a sing along.


Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

This song makes me think of road trips and holidays – it’s a great one to drive to.


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Bob Marley, One Love

Peace, love, relaxation. This is the perfect chill out song, makes me think of festivals and picnics in the park/on the beach.


James Taylor – September Grass

Storytelling at its best. This song gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and makes me feel at home wherever I am.


Beach Boys – Surfin USA

A classic and makes me feel instantly summery.

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Avicii – Wake Me Up

This was number 1 for such a long time and reminds me of my first term at Uni.


Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

This was the song of the Summer when I was working as at as a camp counsellor/sports coach in Maine, USA on my gap year.


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Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On

I play this a lot when I’m busking and the sun’s out. It’s always a crowd pleaser.


Bill Withers – Lovely Day

No explanation needed. This song has the universal ability to make you feel great!


Hattie’s new album Young Runaway is released on Friday 8th July. Listen to her track Summertime Man below:

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