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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

my favorite summer songs!


the upcoming holiday means picnics and barbecues and firework shows. music pairs great with these events. the following are a few of my favorite summertime songs (well, videos) - enjoy!

love shack by the b-52s (sophomore year in high school baby!)

hot in the city by billy idol (big!)

alone again or by the damned

ants marching by dave matthews band

groove is in the heart by deee-light! (with bootsy collins!)

hold on tight by elo (wasn't this used for a wheaties commercial when i was a kid?)

our lips are sealed by the go-go's (go-go's = summer!)

feel good inc by gorillaz

24 hour party people by happy mondays

take me home country roads by john denver

punka by kenickie (not an official video, but it's kitschy and brilliant!)

there she goes by the la's (this was big my senior year in high school, and i remember that when i hear this song...)

calcutta by lawrence welk (this one reminds me of sitting on the veranda in your lily pulitzer sipping lemonade circa 1966...)

steal by sunshine by len (tail end of the 90s...)

the life of riley by the lightening seeds

ray of light by madonna (happy engagement summer before i got married)

pleasant valley sunday by the monkees (cookie cutter houses with grills relevant now as it was over 40 years ago...)

holiday road by lindsey buckingham (how could i not include this one?!)

brother love's traveling salvation show by neil diamond (with a johnny cash cameo!)

in bloom by nirvana

just a girl by no doubt

how bizarre by omc (this was big the summer of my first grown up job...)

set adrift on memory bliss by pm dawn

starry eyed surprise by paul oakenfield

every little thing she does is magic by the police

in the summertime by shaggy

soak up the sun by sheryl crow

my coco by stellastarr*

lime in the coconut by

alright by supergrass (FYI i loved this song before it was on wii's just dance!)

let's dance to joy division by the wombats

cotton eye joe by rednexx

around the bend by asteroid galaxy tour

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