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July is National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Anti-Boredom Month. Unique holidays that all accommodate the summer weather and activities. But the weather around this time of year is different around the country and even the planet.

To celebrate this variety, The Spec editors have compiled a mix featuring weather-related songs. You know — tracks that are so hot they make you rain dance, songs you spin on the record player like a tornado, beats that boom like thunder, lyrics that strike a chord, or tunes that simply play well in certain weather conditions.

Listen to our picks below and share your favorite weather-related songs, below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHI_lTmog4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Drums | Song: Let’s Go Surfing
Every time I hear it, this song makes me want to ditch work and head to the beach. Added bonus that it makes me laugh because the chorus sounds like “Obama, I wanna go surfing.”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03Y_CxkRng#at=268?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Cut Copy | Song: Strangers in the Wind

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYoINidnLRQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Foals | Song: Spanish Sahara
Maybe it’s his voice or the snowy music video, but contradictory to the song’s title, it has always made me want to bundle under covers.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llCK69NEHX4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Bill Withers | Song: Ain’t No Sunshine

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOW_E_SzTq0?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: MSMR | Song: Hurricane (CHVRCHES Remix)
The original is great, but the remix puts a fun summer edge on the tune.


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2jxjv0HkwM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Nick Drake | Song: Day is Done This song, really the entire album Five Leaves Left, is perfect for rainy or overcast days.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9migdK-LnPU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Etta James | Song: Stormy Weather

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlRuGFT7Ew?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Kool & the Gang | Song: Too Hot My brother and I used to sing this song all the time. It’s true summer anthem for people living in Phoenix. Of course the song isn’t about the sweltering heat we deem normal in Arizona, but it sure sounds like it, right? “Oh, it’s too hot (too hot) / Too hot, lady (too hot)/ Gotta run for shelter/ Gotta run for shade.”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKzuiFlTzkU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Yeasayer | Song: Wait for Wintertime I can’t agree with “Wintertime is a razor blade the devil made / It’s the price we pay for the summertime,” but the title of the song sure resonates. It’s always my summer plan. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBZgxH9HhkQ?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Tom Waits | Song: Strange Weather

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