It's scorchio out there! Ireland is in the middle of a mini heatwave at the moment, and, rather typically, it's fallen during the working week. Sad face.

Fear not, we've rounded up some of our favourite summer tracks that will have you bopping in your office chairs/rolling your windows down on the commute home.

We can't guarantee the sun will last as long as this excellent list of tunes, but the good mood they will impart is sure to! 

Sean Paul - Temperature

When temperatures are rising nothing quite hits the spot like Sean Paul's 2005 hit Temperature. The reggae/R&B vibes will get you in a summery mood in no time. Blast it!

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

This 90s stone cold hit from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince is one of the ultimate summer tunes. The relaxed groove is the perfect accompaniment to sunny days. Time to sit back and unwind indeed...

Nelly - Hot In Herre

Good gracious! This is one serious summer jam. The on-point production from musical geniuses The Neptunes will have you grooving to the beat from the get go.

Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot ft. Pharrell Williams

Another Neptunes classic early noughties tune, Drop It Like It's Hot is insanely infectious. We can't get enough of Pharrell tongue-clicking the beat. All together now "Snoooooooooooooooooop".

Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day

This early 90s gangster rap classic from Ice Cube has an irresistible beat, genius lyrics and the ultimate feelgood factor. I gotta say it was a good day...

Len - Steal My Sunshine

This could be a divisive choice, but we're just going to say, give it a chance and you won't look back! This one hit wonder from Len has a sugary-sweet chorus and a hook that can't be resisted.

Katy Perry - California Gurls ft. Snoop Dogg

Daisy dukes, palm trees, sun kissed skin? Sign us up! Katy Perry does bubblegum pop like no other and this ode to California ladies is seriously unforgettable. Pump up the volume!

The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer

Derry punk rockers The Undertones served up the perfect snappy pop song with this single from 1979. It's a masterclass in songwriting, coming in at under two minutes of pure bliss. 

The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

The Smashing Pumpkins' 1979 may just be one of the summeriest tunes we've ever heard and never fails to put us in a good mood. Billy Corgan's emotive lyrics conjure up the carefree summer days of times gone by...

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine

This bouncy, energetic little number might go down like a lead balloon among some listeners, but you really can't deny this is one heck of a catchy little number with an irrepressibly jaunty feel. 

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

From the funky bass line, to the string arrangement, and of course Withers' dreamy voice, this has all the trademarks of a classic summer tune. It's also fun to see how long you can sing along to the famously drawn out 'Lovely day' at the end of the song...

Pavement - Summer Babe

This alternative anthem from indie rock royalty Pavement about a summer crush is one of our favourite tracks of theirs, featuring typically nonsensical-yet-perfect lyrics from Stephen Malkmus. 

The Beach Boys - Surfin USA

Pretty much any Beach Boys tune could have made it onto this list, but this breezy, cheerful slice of Americana particularly fits the bill. Impossible not to sing along to this one.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City

A rock classic, The Lovin' Spoonful's Summer In The City won't fail to put you in a hot weather mood. It is deeply evocative and endlessly catchy, we can't get enough of this one.

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

The Kinks' 1966 hit is deliciously infectious and Ray Davies' lyrics are brilliantly tongue-in-cheek. The languid melody and his vocal performance will have you singing along at the top of your lungs. "All I've got's this sunny afternoon . . . "

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

From the tinkly opening guitar to the dreamy vocals - it may start quietly but this is one stomper of a summer tune that goes hand in hand with a sunny day.

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

Serious nostalgia buzz! Bryan Adams' 1980s hit single harks back to the perfect summer days of youth. You'll be air guitaring along to this one in no time.

Billie Holiday - Summertime

Summertime, and the livin' is easy. This jazzy number from Billie Holiday was released in 1936 and it's still one of the best summer songs ever written.

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

A rapid-fire pop-rock tune that's chockablock with cultural references and an impossibly infectious chorus. Turn the volume up to 11!

Sarah McIntyre