Mission Possible: Beach Blanket Bingo

19 Jun

Ok, peeps.

This weekend begins our summer vacation in beautiful L.A. (Lower Alabama). We’ll be at the beach for 7 lovely days. A time to relax, have some fun and take stock of our lives. Given this objective, I need some music. Can you guys help me to construct a killer playlist for the beach? I hope so.

Simply contemplate this image….

then, give me your best. No limit on the number of songs, particular genres, or artists. Only restriction is time. I need the list by Friday night to add the music to my beach playlist. Here’s a start….

Brown-Eyed Girl, Steel Pulse (Reggae)

Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond

Red, Red Wine, UB40

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, The Tokens

If It Don’t Matter, Donavon Frakenreiter

I’m In Love, Wilson Pickett

A Beautiful Morning, The Rascals

Fire On The Mountain, The Grateful Dead

But It’s Alright, J J Jackson

Stir It Up, Bob Marley


Posted by on June 19, 2008 in ipod, smorgasbord, summer, the beach


29 responses to “Mission Possible: Beach Blanket Bingo

  1. shrewspeaks

    June 19, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    On my way to dinner…but dang woman…you need Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft.

    I will think of more when I get back.

  2. shrewspeaks

    June 19, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Oh…and you need SLY Hot Fun In The Summertime

  3. shrewspeaks

    June 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Okay one more before I must dash… Loggins and Messina Vahevala

    LOVE this for summer.

  4. music maven

    June 19, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Love it…gimme more, gimme more.

    shrew is a good student…anyone else, Bueller? Bueller?

  5. MP

    June 19, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    You should really have the entire Legend album. Also, it’s the beach…gotta have Kenny Chesney-Boston, Blue Chair, and get nostalgic with Back Where I Come From. Otis- sitting on the dock of the bay. And, of course, don’t leave home without Buffett. But go deep… Tree Top Flyer, Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season, and The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful. And maybe even finish it up with John Denver’s Country Road. Dame Dawn I wish we were coming with you! I guess I will drink an abundant amount of Miller Lite’s here instead. Sorry I’m not savvy enough to put all the links.

  6. jenfera

    June 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    My Old School by Steely Dan, because I’m never going back.

    Cruel Summer by Bananrama for some 80’s cheese.

    Maniac by Michael Sembello. No specific reason.

    Take it Easy – Eagles

    Hot in the City – Billy Idol

    (oops, is my age showing?)

    Lovely Day – Bill Withers

    Vacation – The Go-Go’s

  7. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Tree Top Flyer — good call, MP. I’m loading up all the Kenny and Jimmy and of course, Otis. Don’t know if I can go John Denver, though.

    Wish y’all were coming too. We’ll drink a toast to Mr. B, but it won’t be the same without your Sweet Caroline.

  8. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Jen — I think I’m in a Steely Dan mood and Lovely Day is one of my all time favorites.

    I actually had written down Vacation and Holiday Road.


  9. huckleberryfriend

    June 20, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Worrisome Heart by Melody Gardot just because I love it (lazy like the beach). I’m not sure how I heard of Melody – might have been from someone here.

  10. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Thanks, Huck. I saw her on your site. I think I’ll download some of her stuff to investigate her further.

    Worrisome Heart is a great start…sunset music.

  11. shrewspeaks

    June 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

    OOOOOh Gordon… Sundown

  12. shrewspeaks

    June 20, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    WOW…I can’t believe you havn’t added Frank

  13. shrewspeaks

    June 20, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    WOW…I can’t believe you havn’t added Frank

  14. shrewspeaks

    June 20, 2008 at 12:16 pm

  15. ivoryhut

    June 20, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I’m working on half brainpower right now, but can I still play? I gave it some thought while waiting to get my blood test done, and came up with this baker’s dozen.

    (My apologies in advance to Shrew for the occasional twang. I plead lightheadedness.)

    I Can See Clearly Now, Holly Cole Trio

    One Love, Jason Mraz

    Ain’t No Reason, Brett Dennen

    The One Who Loves You The Most, Brett Dennen

    Let It Be Me, Rosie Thomas

    Upside Down, Jack Johnson

    I Will, Ben Taylor

    Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright, Donavon Frankenreiter

    The One I Love, Mike McLellan

    Thinking Of You, The Colourfield (hmm … then again, ’80s new wave at the beach??)

    Yellow Bird, Chris Isaak

    Only The Lonely, Chris Isaak

    And finally, The Great Iz

  16. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Shrew — Frank (the entire collection)is in residence on my iPod. I’ll likely have Sinatra Day and make up some martinis while there.

    Hut — AWESOME!! Thanks. I hadn’t pulled out my Chris Isaak in a while and all the others are great adds.

  17. caryl

    June 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    “Boys Of Summer”- Don Henley

  18. caryl

    June 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Is Jimmy Buffett too cliche?

  19. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    The music snob in me says yes, but the Cajun partier in me says, “Hell no…we hafta have some Jimmay.” Actually Tin Cup Chalice and A Pirate Looks at 40 are two of my absolute favorite songs to listen to on the beach.

    Jimmy away….

  20. AH

    June 20, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    This is definitely cliche – but this is where that picture took me – hey it’s a vacation – serious thoughts should be put on hold :]

  21. AH

    June 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm

  22. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Ah yes, cheesy deliciousness. That one usually comes out at the end of the day when most defenses are gone and the singing gets loud…along with I’ve Got Friend in Low Places by Garth Brooks and Sweet Home Alabama.

    It’s a Southern thang.

  23. music maven

    June 20, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    BTW, I just packed my LSU flag to hang proudly from our sun shelter. So, this will likely be played a few times, as well.

  24. caryl

    June 20, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Now I’m confused about where you’re from. Are you aware of Robert Earl Keen? He’s a big fish in a smallish pond, very popular here in Texas. The Road Goes On Forever (and the party never ends) is one of his staples:

    I would have given you a link with better acoustics, but this guy needs to be heard live. (He reminds me a lot of TH). This was the only vid I could find of this song live:

  25. music maven

    June 21, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Caryl– My favorite Xmas Carol is Merry Christmas from the Family. Hadn’t hear The Road Goes on Forever. Love it. Thanks.

    As for where I’m from…I am FROM Louisiana but I live in Alabama, by way of Tennessee.

  26. caryl

    June 21, 2008 at 9:17 am

    OK, then, I guess Robert Earl Keen is known outside of Texas. Good for him! BTW, I lived in Lafayette for seven years. We loved it there.

  27. music maven

    June 21, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Caryl – I dub thee honorary Cajun for time served.

    God’s country. Ain’t nuthin’ like Lafayette, except maybe for the beach…you know, where I’m headed. YEAH!

    For the record, I’m technically from Youngsville.

  28. AH

    June 21, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Love Merry Christmas from the Family! Some of his ACL show is on YouTube if anyone wants a sampler.

    **I am FROM Louisiana but I live in Alabama, by way of Tennessee.**
    Now that right there is a song just waiting to be written 😀

    Have a great time – – and be careful of those untamed bar stools!!

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