Heatwave Britain: Our critics' summer playlist

Kick back with DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Kinks and The Young Knives

In case you hadn't noticed, the UK is currently baking in temperatures approaching 32C. And anything as rare as a beautiful British summer calls for a special video playlist.

This is no time for The White Stripes' "In the Cold, Cold Night," or Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter."

As you swelter in the rays of the July heatwave, kick back with some seasonal tunes, as curated by The Independent's arts team.

The list in full (videos below)

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Heatwave

The Kinks Sunny Afternoon

Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City

Don Henley The Boys of Summer

Roy Ayers Everybody Loves the Sunshine

The Young Knives Weekends & Bleakdays (Hot Summer)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Summertime

Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine

The Style Council Long Hot Summer

Animal Collective Summertime Clothes

 

 

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Heatwave

 

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

 

Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City

 

Don Henley - The Boys of Summer

 

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine

 

The Young Knives - Weekends & Bleakdays (Hot Summer)

 

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

 

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine

 

The Style Council - Long Hot Summer

 

Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes

 

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