We have made a Deal community playlist, the idea is to build a list of songs people associate with Deal or simply songs they love. We've reached out to a few local businesses/creatives and asked for people to message us and we've been so happy with the response! As you’d expect there are plenty of songs about the seaside, as well as local bands like Cocos Lovers or Will Varley, alongside music associated with treasured memories created in Deal. If you’d like to add anything on to the list, leave us a comment at the bottom of the page or message us on social media, we hope to keep the playlist growing. You can find the playlist on Spotify below or on YouTube here.
Charlotte, Discover Deal: Remember to Remember - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
"After discovering this song I played it on repeat every day. Jade’s vocals really struck a chord with me and it just feels so joyful and uplifting. It also talks about waves and the tide so reminds me of being on Deal beach listening to it last summer."
Ben, Discover Deal: Life's A Beach - Django Django
"Since moving to Deal this has been the anthem to many picnic's on the beach. We started Discover Deal almost a year ago now, and this song always brings me back to that happy time, it reminds me of that feeling of a new start and excitement. "
Karl, Burger Bros: California Soul - Martha Reeves.
"It reminds me of when I first opened Burger Bros at The Clarendon having invested every penny I had into it. It was the summer of 2015 looking out to sea early morning with the most beautiful sunrise. The sunshine was shimmering off the blue still water and it set the tone for what was an amazing summer in Deal."
Neil from Dont Walk/ Walk Gallery: Lou Reed- Walk on the Wild Side
"My favorite song ever and it has walk in the title, like the gallery"
Jane Wills from Will and Yates: Seabird - Alessi Brothers
Rosie Foodie: The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
"It was our first dance at our wedding in Deal"
Elsie’s Bow: ELO - Mr Blue Sky
"Reminds me of sunny walks along the seafront"
Mobile Library Music: Dolce Vita - Ryan Paris
"I associate music in Deal with my favorite place which is Smugglers Records. Will and Gabriella are some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet and it’s a real hub for my friends. When I first moved to Deal I bought a 7” copy of “Dolce Vita” by Ryan Paris for 50p. It’s been one of my most played records since."
Benoit, The Frog and Scott: Sinnerman - Nina Simone
The Bridal Boutique of Jules: Oceans - Coast
"We fell in love right by the ocean... love our town"
Emma, Tamarisk : Shake it Out - Florence and the Machine
"It’s a song which always gets loads of recognition in the shop, just seems to resonate with my customers"
Anstey Harris: Ashokan Farewell - The Band of H.M. Royal Marines
Wooly Memories: The Greatest - Sia "My motivational song when I’m out running along our amazing seafront"