Monday, July 29, 2013

Music Monday: the Songs of Summer

You know it when you hear it; the song that makes you crave a warm, starry summer night. Or a convertible with the top down and lots of sunshine. Or the beach with a mai tai... the lake with a cold beer... a kiddie pool in the backyard with a glass of wine. Hell, a big bucket of water on the balcony with a 40 (tall cans in the air!).
Summer songs! Some songs just scream and beg to be heard in the summer. So, today when Kim asked the Music Mamas to splash around in the water, with summertime, water-themed jams, I sent my pick. And then thought of another one. Then another. Ooh, and how could I forget that one?

So, one thing led to another (as these things are wont to do), and I came up with a whole slew of songs that revolved around water or summer or the sun, pulled from my collection. There are lots more, but these are the ones that floated to the top (see what I did there?).

So take a listen and enjoy. And when you're done, hope over to the Mamas and check out the rest of the songs.

Of course, the ultimate summertime song has to be Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime. Complete with a jug... offensive lyrics... an infectious beat you can't help but sing along to. Wow, this could be an endless list.

Be sure to check out the bloghop meme if you're into that sort of thing and check out what all the others have to say about their favorite summer songs. You'll be sure to find something you love. Or hate. Or have never heard. Or may have forgotten about.

And you might make find some new blog must-reads.

What's on your summer playlist?

10 comments:

  1. Rockin' list, ma'am! You and Kimmie have inspired me! ;)

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    1. I do so love a mutual admiration society ... lol

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  2. Oh yeah, what a neat idea! You are definitely rockin' the house today for sure. Thanks for sharin, and most of all thanks for joining us! Have a great week!

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    1. It was so fun! I'll be back :)

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  3. Oooh I think I need some of these on my ipod to just jam!

    Thanks for rocking and sharing!
    Have a fun week!

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    1. Colette, I think you definitely do. Lots of fun songs to dance around the house or in the driver's seat or wherever you may be!

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  4. Thanks for playing along, Mari! I was sososososo close to using Everclear's "Santa Monica" on my own post, but decided not to. It is definitely a summer song, and I loved the rest of your picks, too :)

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    1. I *almost* left that one off, but it's my jam. Totally rocked that one at karaoke one night. Love.

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  5. I did not listen to all of them but sampled a few. Many of them I have heard before. Nice idea.
    ~Naila Moon

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you sampled the songs & hope you found a new love.

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