Promoted: The 9 best summer songs… of all time

Forget summertime sadness. You never have to worry about cutting the lawn again, so chill out with these bright tunes.


Miimo is no ordinary mower. He’s quiet. He goes about his work without fuss or distraction, leaving you free to kick back, enjoy the sun, and crank up the Best Summer Soundtrack Ever.

Treat your ears to this eclectic mixture of tunes, and don't forget the ice.

Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (1991)

Don't worry, we haven't just picked a list of songs with the word summer in the name, but there's no way we weren't going to include young Will Smith's flowing ode to a golden, sun-kissed land full of beautiful people, convertibles and the lazy relaxed promises of romance.

Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys (1963)

It was hard to pick a single Beach Boys track – almost all of their harmonious vocals and twangy guitar riffs practically pour sunshine into your ear drums, but Surfin’ U.S.A. is up there with the summer-iest of the lot. Now if only we could surf without half drowning ourselves…

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters (1964)

This might be one of the oldest songs in the list, but its feel-good soul factor remains just as powerful today. The (at the time) risqué line" We'll be making love" was replaced with "We'll be falling in love", presumably in an attempt to stop listeners from descending into filthy sand-laden debauchery.

Bamboléo – Gipsy Kings (1987)

Even the most insistent un-dancer will struggle not to tap their feet along to the powerful husky vocals of the Gipsy Kings. Rum, cigars and sunshine are all conjured up the instant the incredible guitar strumming kicks in, and everyone will be clapping and stomping before they know it.

On the Beach – York (2000)

Lazily kicking back on a golden sandy beach while chilling out to this track would have been the ultimate morning-after cure for Ibiza party goers. Nice, easy and relaxing – it's impossible not to sit back with a strawberry daiquiri and drift away in a trance.

Chase the Sun – Planet Funk (2001)

Darts aside, this is an ideal song to sum up our relationship with that giant burning ball of hydrogen in the sky. Brits waste no time chasing the sun when the slightest hint of a tan is on the cards, and we can think of no better theme song than this dance classic.

Gin and Juice – Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)

Snoop D Oh Double G's second single is widely regarded as one of the best hip-hop tracks of all time, and its funky groove and smooth flow is as refreshing as an iced-up G&T at a lazy summer barbeque.

All Night Long – Lionel Richie (1983)

We challenge you to find a better track to lay down at a summer garden party. It's got everything – Lionel's silky smooth vocals, funky kettle drums, feel-good lyrics and instructions to keep the good times going.

School's Out – Alice Cooper (1972)

There's nothing like this cheesy rebellious rock track from mascara eyes himself, Alice Cooper, to kick off your summer break. Snakes, top hats and canes are optional but preferred. Rock on.

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Which Miimo suits you?

There are three types of Miimo: the 300, 310 and 520.

The 300 can deal with small, regular shaped gardens with straighter edges and can cut up to 2,200m sq with a 300m maximum boundary. Its 310 brother manages the same area, but can deal with more complex gardens.

The 510 has a larger battery, and is suited to larger gardens up to 3,000m sq with a 500m boundary. It can tackle more complex terrain such as hills too.

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