Our Top 30 Summer Songs Revisited

23.) The Stone Roses – She Bangs the Drums

Although lyrically never referencing anything remotely summer-related—save for Ian Brown’s request to “kiss me where the sun don’t shine/the past is yours but the future’s mine”—the clear, ringing neo-psychedelic guitar lines this Manchester classic sound like sunshine, if sunshine made a sound. Majestic, perfect, and deserving of the 20+ years of devotion heaped upon it by fans and critics alike.

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