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Colbie Caillat's summer playlist

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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours (1977) and Mirage (1982)
”Every time I hear a Fleetwood Mac song, it reminds me of when I was younger, when we had a Jacuzzi out in the backyard that overlooked the ocean and my parents always had their friends over. When my dad was working with them [Colbie’s father, Ken Caillat, co-produced both Rumours and Mirage], I’d see them around the house and in the studio. [Fleetwood bassist] John McVie took us out on his boat in Oxnard once. I had never been on a boat before, and I got seasick and threw up over the side!”

Sheryl Crow
”Summer Day” (2010)
”We were on tour with her last summer, and I remember they had a little blow-up swimming pool that she would swim in with her two boys in the parking lot [of the venue]. Every time I hear this song, I think of traveling around the States in our tour buses on hot days and hearing her on stage live on those hot nights.”

The Black Eyed Peas
”Don’t Lie” (2005)
”This reminds me of being with my best friend, Brianna, out on our friend’s boat in Lake Nacimiento in central California, having a couple cocktails, getting tan, and dancing in our bathing suits. We’ve been best friends since we were in fifth grade, and we still are. It’s cool to have that from childhood.”

John Mayer
Room for Squares (2001)
”It’s one of those great albums where you don’t have to skip over anything. We’ve been on tour with him and seen him in the studio, and he amazes me — he can play the guitar when it’s on the ground and upside down.”

Common
”The Light” (2000)
”I’ve always loved Common, and I got to meet him at a Grammy event that we did, where he had to sing this. He was like, ‘You want to sing the chorus with me?’ I was freaking out about getting to meet him and singing my favorite song of his with him! It took about six months, but we set up a writing session [for All of You] with me, him, and Ryan Tedder.”

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