Lauren Laverne’s Big Lunch playlist

July 12, 2010

Summer sun, delicious food and great company are key ingredients for the perfect Sunday. Adding a great soundtrack to the mix is guaranteed to put smiles on faces, which is why DJ and Team Green Britain ambassador, Lauren Laverne has created her perfect playlist for this year’s Big Lunch on Sunday 18 July.

Lauren’s selection mixes together some classic tracks with uncovered treasures, finished with a sprinkling of mellow tunes to provide a tasty soundtrack to your Big Lunch. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Lauren had to say:

“You can’t be too cool or try too hard with this kind of soundtrack so I’ve included songs everybody loves like Stevie Wonder’s classic Signed, Sealed Delivered, stuff people might not know but would really love like the tracks by Bonnie Prince Billy and The Clientele and I’ve thrown in a bit of Kermit the Frog for fun. Ideally, you’d want your ‘Big Lunch’ playlist to be about five times longer than this - or you’ll get repetition fatigue - but hopefully this is a good starting point. All these songs sound particularly lovely in the sunshine, so if you’re planning to eat outside and lucky enough to get a sunny afternoon at your Big Lunch on 18th July, they should be perfect!”

Lauren Laverne’s Big Lunch playlist:

1. Hung Up on a Dream - The Zombies
2. Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
3. The Swimming Song - Loudon Wainwright III
4. I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Al Green
5. Lazy Sunday - The Small Faces
6. Coconut - Harry Nilsson
7. Buzzin Fly - Tim Buckley
8. Troublesome Houses - Bonnie Prince Billy and the Cairo Gang
9. Les Fleur - Minnie Ripperton
10. Respect - Norma Fraser
11. Steal My Sunshine - Len
12. Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
13. Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
14. (I can’t seem to) Make You Mine - The Clientele

And to help get your party started, Lauren’s playlist is exclusively available now on free music streaming site we7