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top 5 summer songs

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by wilson brother, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. wilson brother

    wilson brother Senior member

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    I could make all of them Beach Boys tunes but I decided to be fair to the other bands.

    Please share your top 5 for summer..the songs that get you grooving going to the beach or like me trying to stay cool in the heat of the city.

    Here is my list:

    1.)The Warmth of the Sun - Beach Boys
    2.)Surf City - Dan & Jean
    3.)Hotel California - The Eagles
    4.)Rockin Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers (thanks Stax [​IMG]
    5.)Boys of Summer - Don Henley
     
  2. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas
    Wipeout - Surfaris
    Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
    Surfing USA - The Beach Boys
    Wave of Mutilation (UK surf mix) - Pixies
     
  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    In The Summertime- Mungo Jerry
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    In The Summertime- Mungo Jerry
    In the summer time, when the weather is hot . . .
    The video for that great song is a classic slice of goofy pschedelia . . .
     
  5. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    for a while they were playing it a lot on vh1 or mtv...it got annoying after, like, once. [​IMG]

    i was going to suggest the don henley song as a joke, but now i see it's there on the OP post so nevermind.

    i second Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone, also any good 'shag' beach music by bands such as the drifters, the platters, etc.

    *beach music: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_music
    *shag: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Shag
     
  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    school's out - alice cooper
    sunshine superman - donovan
    saturday in the park - chicago
    summer in the city - lovin' spoonful
    summer of '69 - bryan adams

    here's my worst summer song of all time:
    summer girls - lfo

    OH MY GOD! What the *$%#@ is that all about?!!
     
  7. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Undertones - Here Comes the Summer! [​IMG]
     
  8. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    Summertime - G & I Gershwin, "Porgy and Bess"
     
  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    Endless Summer - Zwan (aka Billy Corgan & some other SP folks)
     
  10. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    In The Summertime- Mungo Jerry
    +1
     
  11. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    just about anything by the Red House Painters reminds me of summertime.

    and of course, Don Henley's Boys of Summer.

    -Jeff
     
  12. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

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    i second Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone, also any good 'shag' beach music by bands such as the drifters, the platters, etc.

    77 WABC in New York replays oldies (and old jingles) from 6pm-10pm on Saturday night. A lot of the music is classic AM "beach music." Even listening on the internet, you get the feeling like you're on Coney Island with a transistor radio.

    http://www.wabcradio.com/Article.asp...80&spid=122764
     
  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Oh, anything Beach Boys, obviously, and most Jan & Dean, too. Mainly the car songs do it for me -- Little GTO, Deadman's Curve, 409, Shutdown, et al. Also, the Gin Blossoms' Hey Jealousy.

    Hope it doesn't shatter the image, but Surf City's in New Jersey. Hey, there may be one in CA as well, though I've only been in the one.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  14. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i think it's interesting that 'beach music' means different things on the east and west coast. (probably north and south as well.) i think generally in the west you've got surf music, and in the east you've got motown, at least in the southeast you do. had to do with club owners who put all this 'verboten' music from up north in their jukeboxes and all the kids went to the beach in the summer to listen to what they couldn't hear at home.
     

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