Saturday, August 19, 2006

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting NOW THAT SUMMER'S ALMOST OVER, I finally decided to make a Summery Mix. Here are songs about summer and songs that simply remind me of summer (and no, Pax, I STILL haven't rewatched the Seven Year Itch yet ... I'm runnin' outta August so I better get started!) Anyway, here is my summer mix. Please feel encouraged to comment with summer songs I've left out. However, be advised that I don't like The Beach Boys OR Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime so I didn't forget them. Oh well, grab a tropical drink and let's hear some summery songs. Here is the Summer Mix on my ipod:

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Cruel Summer - Bananarama School's Out - Alice Cooper One Summer Night - The Danleers Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole Summertime - Sarah Vaughan Summer, Highland Falls - Billy Joel Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean Summer in the City (A Mash-Up) - dj BC Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Delius (Song of Summer) - Kate Bush Beach Baby - First Class Indian Summer - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Everybody Needs A Holiday - Big Audio Dynamite
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan It Must Be Summer - Fountains of Wayne
Pleather - They Might Be Giants
Sea Cruise - Dion
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters Die in the Summertime - Manic Street Preachers You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) - Meat Loaf Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
Dream/Summer Song (Live) - Christine Lavin Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks The Warmth of the Sun (Live) - Vince Gill Sea Breeze - Arthur Lyman Full Moon - eden ahbez It's the Sun - The Polyphonic Spree Summerisle (The Maypole Song) - Mediaeval Baebes That Sunday, That Summer - Nat King Cole Summerlove - Neil Diamond Summertime - Barry Manilow & Diane Schuur Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone Summer of Drugs - Soul Asylum Family Reunion - Jill Scott The Enchanted Sea - Martin Denny Superwoman - Stevie Wonder
Up On the Roof - The Drifters
Dancing in the Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger Long Hot Summer - Style Council Summer - War Something Cool - June Christy Summertime - Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
Ghost Town - The Specials The Boys of Summer - Don Henley 4th of July - X Famous Last Words - Billy Joel

14 comments:

Cheekies said...

And criticize I will. A few problems wid your so called list:
1. Indian Summer-In order for it to be Indian summer it has to be autumn, therefore not a summer song.

2. Did I spy with my little eye the name (gulp) Vince Gill on this here list? I DID!

3. The Maypole song now this one is tricky cause according to paganism May 1 is the beginning of summer however, May 1 is far from summer on most calendars. A spring song.

4. The boys of summer-also not a summer song cause it says after the boys of summer have gone. Ain't no body on the beach. It's autumn at best, my thoughts winter.

5. Where's Restless by Elton?

6. Actually a pretty good list.

Cheekies said...

Wait, I call shenanigans on....myself. In my haste I missed the part where you stated the songs remind you of summer. I recant my last post, I now have no problems with your list. Sorry for the incovenience flame me at your will. So here I'll add one to the list... Magic-The Cars

Faere said...

To add to your list....
Here's a blast from the past- Bus Stop - the Hollies.
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Hot in the City - Billy Idol
Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
On the Way to Cape May
Summer Lovin from Grease
Saturday in the Park - Chicago
Summer Wind - Old Blue Eyes
Vacation - the GoGos
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Centerfield - John Fogarty
Spill the Wine - Eric Burden and War
Soak up the Sun - Cheryl Crowe
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
Ok enough already!!!!!!!!

PaxRomano said...

All wonderful choices!

Midnighter said...

Hey! I have a summer mix on my I-pod, too. But you forgot Summertime Rolls by Janes Addiction....

M.

Cerpts said...

ACTUALLY Cheekies, you silly twisted boy --

1. Indian Summer usually occurs in September which most people think of as autumn but STILL remains summer until the end of the month. Our Native American friends (you remember, the ones we sold the booze and smallpox-infected blankets to) would always gather their final harvest at the end of summer in September when it usually get hot again for a little while. Indian summer doesn't occur in autumn; that would just be called a friggin' fall day that's hot as balls.
2. Yes you did. He's singing a Beach Boys song which I like as long as the Beach Boys don't sing it.

3.The Maypole Song isn't tricky at all because it has nothing to do with May 1. May 1st is not mentioned in the lyrics of the song so don't jump to conclusions (even tho that's the only exercise you ever get).

4.As for The Boys of Summer, the song does take place at the END of summer (again, I picture September when all the beach tourists have gone away)-- that's kinda the whole point of the song. Again, you're recant shenanigans on yourself does bring up the point about songs REMINDING me of summer and that's valid. The song Boys of Summer represents the end of summer in much the same way as Billy Joel's Famous Last Words which I always listen to at the end of August/beginning of September. Hence their deliberate placement at the end of the list.

5. It ain't on there because it don't have a particular summer association wit me.

6. Why thank you.

Cerpts said...

OH, sorry, I forgot to write something about the Maypole Song. The song is from the movie The Wicker Man and occurs after the final harvest of the year (which has sadly failed) in the summer and not on May 1. The song is only subtitled The Maypole Song in parentheses on the Mediaeval Baebes cd made decades after the movie came out (it's a cover song, basically) and not called that in the movie. In fact, the song has no title in the movie that I know of and May 1, May Day or maypoles are not mentioned anyhere in the lyrics. The song happens to be sung while a bunch of people are frolicing around a maypole but, as I said, it is not for May Day but simply a wacky village get together that essentially was organized for the sole benefit of freaking out ultra-conservative Christian cop Edward Woodward; it was not intended as a May Day celebration. But as you quite rightly say, this one is tricky. While May is technically not summer but spring, the end of May IS summer to me because that's when us kids got out of school. I also don't buy that June is not summer (until the end of the month) -- it's June, folks, no one's gonna tell me June ain't summer, beeyatches! And as you also mention in your retraction, these are songs that remind me of summer so we all know that means that any song I say is summery is summery. HA! I'm an only child, too!

Cerpts said...

Faere -- Oh no you didn't!!! You didn't mention a Bryan Adams song on my blog!!!

But hey, I'll let you slide. At least you didn't suggest a Michael Bolton song.

Oh yeah, I deliberately left off Summer Wind because I hate that song too. But the rest of your suggestions are faboo!!!

Cheekies -- Magic by the Cars is mentioned a lot as a summer song but I don't know why other than because of the video. I don't remember all the lyrics to the song since I was never into it; does it mention summer?

Midnighter -- I don't know that song. I was never into Jane's addiction. Jane's Bun, yes but Jane's Addiction, no.

Paxy -- you'll notice, I hope, that I included X's 4th of July! Yay!

Cerpts said...

Hey Cheekies, I forgot all about the hot summer night in the blackboard jungle. I like that even better as a summer song than "Saturday Night's ALright"

Cheekies said...

Um on magic by the cars...the first line is Summer.....Summer Summer Summer so I kinda think it has sompin' to do wid summer.

Cerpts said...

Why?

Cerpts said...

Hey Cheekies -- I've got a real good controversial summer song: Elton John's Cold as Christmas. That's one they always play at Christmastime even tho it takes place in July, as you know. "It's July but it's cold as Christmas in the middle of the year..."

Cheekies said...

You know I thought of that one too. It has me perplexed.

Cerpts said...

OH dear, don't frown, you'll get crow's feet.