Songs About Summer

I know you've all missed me.  It's been so long. I miss you all too.  Let's hug it out.

Okay, we're in the middle of summer. We're all distracted by the awesome weather. It's my favorite time of year.  As you're lounging on the beach somewhere, or poolside, sipping a cocktail, reading a trashy novel (in print or on your electronic device, it doesn't matter), here are some songs about summer to add to your playlist and make you think of me.

To make this list somewhat managable, I only included songs with an actual summer reference in the title.  Many other songs that make me think of the warm months of the year had to be left by the wayside, songs like "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters, "Heatwave" by Martha and the Vandellas, "Wipeout" by The Surfaris, "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett, "Vacation" by The Go-Gos, or anything by The Beach Boys.

Nevertheless, there were plenty of songs left over.  Here we go, something for almost every taste.

"All Summer Long" by Kid Rock

"Beat This Summer" by Brad Paisley

"The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley

"Cruel Summer" by Bananarama

"Endless Summer Nights" by Richard Marx

"Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone

"I Hate Summer" by F--ked Up

"I Know Where the Summer Goes" by Belle and Sebastian

"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry

"The Other Side of Summer" by Elvis Costello

"School's Out for the Summer" by Alice Cooper

"Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels

"Summer" by Calvin Harris

"Summer" by War

"Summer Babe" by Pavement

"Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts

"Summer Girls" by LFO

"Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful

"Summer Love" by Justin Timberlake

"Summer Madness" by Kool and the Gang

"Summer Nights" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

"Summer Nights Lakeside" by Gospel Claws

"Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams

"Summer Rain" by Johnny Rivers

"Summer's Comin'" by Clint Black

"A Summer Song" by Chad and Jeremy

"Summertime" by Beyonce

"Summertime" by Billy Stewart

"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

"Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

"Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran

"Summertime Clothes" by Animal Collective

"Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey

"Summertime Summertime" by The Jamies

"That Summer Feelin'" by Jonathan Richman

"Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith

"This Summer's Been Good from the Start" by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" by Nat King Cole

"Tokyo Summer" by The Mounties

Now I must venture off again. Remember me as you listen to these tunes and know that I shall return again, but the summer breeze beckons me and I cannot refuse the siren call of the waves. Wait for me. Summer is fleeting, my friends.  Enjoy it while it lasts.


Naturecamhd said…
Wow. Boys of summer came out when I was in high school. This generation X'r thanks you for the wonderful flashback.