I still have this feeling that summer started a while ago! I means…it has been hot as balls in Florida since April! So summer has a different meaning to many of you but even so, I still wish to join that enthusiastic crowd who look so happy and energized on the way to the beach but then look soiled and miserable while leaving. I want to be that ass who cruises down the street with my windows down blaring retched obnoxious corporate radio whilst wearing a gold bikini with a poodle stitched on the bum!
But I have decided to be far superior to this! Indeed, this will be the beginning of a summer long series of playlists in which the theme is randomly drawn from an imaginary hat of dreams them that theme is cultivated into a playlist for all!
This particular list consists of songs with “summer” somewhere in the title. The list was long to go through but I totally dig these so I hope you enjoy!
Summer Holiday – Chris Isaak
Cruel Summer – Bananarama (and if you’re fancy strikes, the Ace of Base version as well)
School’s Out (for Summer) – Alice Cooper
Boys of Summer – Don Henley (the Ataris also made a pretty decent cover)
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Summertime Sadness – Lana del Ray (the slow and techno versions)
Summertime – Billie Holiday
Summer Rain – Belinda Carlisle
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran