Friday, July 3, 2009

More summer songs for your ipod (or turntable, maybe)

What’s with this weather, huh? Here’s something to lift you out of the doldrums, with a few annotations.

Seals and Crofts: “Summer Breeze” (so 1970’s)

Chicago: “Saturday in the Park” (in honor of the 4th of July)

Player (the name says it all): “Baby Come Back” (according to YouTube: “late 70’s smooth rock at it’s best” [sic])

The Rolling Stones: “Miss You” (or lots of other Stones songs; you choose)

Rick Springfield: “Jessie’s Girl” (come on: it’s amazing: you know it is)

Don Henley: “Boys of Summer” ---or, better yet, the same song by The Ataris (really, an end of summer song, of course; maybe you should hold off on this one)

Garbage: “You Look So Fine” (don’t know this song? ---oh, it's good...)

The Offspring: “Come Out and Play” or “Want You Bad” or “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

Foo Fighters: it’s all good, but let’s go with something atmospheric: “Aurora” or “Everlong” (original and acoustic). Or, if you prefer something faster, the Foos do a version of “Drive Me Wild.”

and one especially for Dennis Allen: Katy Perry: “Waking Up in Vegas” (note the awesome eye makeup in the video)

---that's enough. Now, get off the sofa.

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