Summer Songs

08 Jul


Wherever you are, it’s hot….it’s summer. Here are a few “summer” songs to mark the midpoint of summer.

Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly and the Family Stone

Summer in the City, Lovin’ Spoonful

In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry

Summertime, Fantasia

Summertime Blues, Alan Jackson

Six Pack Summer, Phil Vassar

Summer of Love, B-52s

Summer Lovin’, Grease


Posted by on July 8, 2007 in holidays, that's life


15 responses to “Summer Songs

  1. shrewspeaks

    July 9, 2007 at 8:03 am

    I love summer songs, especially the quirky 80’s variety… like the B-52s Love Shack, Tin roof…RUSTED or their Rock Lobster

    Or how about Blott’s I want to be a life gaurd Help, help, help!

    More to come…

  2. shrewspeaks

    July 9, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Yikes Blotto didn’t take song here

  3. shrewspeaks

    July 9, 2007 at 8:08 am

    or how about those summer movie songs (still stuck in the 80’s here)

    Holiday Road from National Lampoons Vacation

    I’m Alright from Caddyshack

    Power of Love from back to Future

  4. shrewspeaks

    July 9, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Nobody wants to play today.

  5. Little Deb

    July 9, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Here’s two of my favorites:

    Summer Breeze

    Saturday in the Park

    oh, one more just because it’s my favorite song ever and makes me think of beautiful turquise water under full sail………….sigh.

  6. huckleberryfriend

    July 9, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Van Morrison – High Summer

    Percy Faith – Theme from a Summer Place

    Donavon – Sunshine Superman

  7. shrewspeaks

    July 9, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    aahhh…Percy Faith. Nice one Huck

  8. jenfera

    July 10, 2007 at 8:09 am

    I love Boys of Summer by Don Henley, but it is really more about the end of summer and is kind of depressing.

    Going with shrew’s 80’s theme, we can’t forget Bananarama’s Cruel Summer, or Billy Idol’s Hot In The City.

    Meanwhile, I just wanted to point out that it is not hot at all where I am. I am up in Maine on vacation and we had a high of 59 degrees yesterday with lots of rain. I am hoping for a little better today. They are saying a high in the upper 70’s with just a chance of thunderstorms later. Wish me luck!

  9. music maven

    July 10, 2007 at 9:41 am

    jenfera gets 2 demerits for rubbing in the fact that she’s on vacation, in Maine, and it’s 60 degrees.

    Did you happen to catch Chef Ramsay’s Lobstah Fest on Hell’s Kitchen last night?

    Mmmmm. Lobstah.

  10. shrewspeaks

    July 10, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Mmmm…Chef Ramsey

  11. shrewspeaks

    July 10, 2007 at 10:38 am

    oh my…Gordon uses so salty language in that clip…view at your own perril

  12. leejolem

    July 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Chef Ramsey rawks!!! I would fer sure cry if I had to cook in Hell’s kitchen. I like him better on his show on the travel channel where he turns restaurants around that are in the dumper.

    Theme from a Summer Place–aahhh!!! lerve it.

    How about The Summer of “42? Such a poignant movie. I’ll try to link.

  13. Little Deb

    July 10, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    So, who would you vote for to win on Hell’s Kitchen?

    As far as the 60 degrees, you can have that. It’s like 98 here in NY and I am happy happy happy. My optimum happy weather is sunny, 98 degrees and 98% humidity. I only wish it was like this all year.

    BTW, MM, could you re-phrase your comment above about “mid-summer”. That means that it is half over and I’m just not ready to think that way yet.

    Hope you’re healing well and feeling better. Back outside to the sunshine and heat. Sizzle.

  14. jenfera

    July 10, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Awww, geez, MM! You are a tough one. When you live in New England and freeze 9 months of the year, you want better than 59 and raining on your summer vacation. I’m with Little Deb – give me the heat and humidity any day.

    But as long as I am getting demerits anyway, I might as well admit that today turned out lovely. Sunny and low 80’s, although now it is getting cold out again and I hear the fog horn.

  15. colette

    July 11, 2007 at 10:42 am


    thanks for the reminder on “Sunshine Superman.” You can’t imagine how hip Donovan was, for 20 minutes way back there. Then he became a white-robed swami — I recall seeing him at DAR Hall in DC, and there were more candles and flowers on that stage than the biggest funeral parlor in town. weird. And now? whatever, but this song still sounds great.

    I’m so glad you posted this….because he really was (is?) a fine musician……


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