Monday, June 27, 2011

Summertime Tunes

One of my favorite radio stations, WYEP is asking for "summer song" submissions. They are compiling suggestions for its end of the season countdown. There are so many wonderful songs written about the summer. Here is the list that I submitted from the top of my head:

1. Having a Party by Sam Cooke
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. While it can apply to just about any part of the year, this one reminds me of summer parties spent with friends and family.

2. The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
I listen to this song often come late August/early September. It's the perfect end of summer anthem.

3. Summer In the City by The Lovin' Spoonful
As a city girl, I have a soft spot for this one. I love the beat.

4. The Sun by Portugal. The Man
While this song doesn't really refer to summer directly, it's still my favorite song that mentions the sun itself.

5. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Just a nice, relaxing tune. Since Pittsburgh is lacking in bays, I like listening to this one when I'm
poolside or by the river.

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