: Best Summer Song (new or old)

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2007-03-30, 10:20 AM
I wish they all could be California Girls - Beachboys

2007-03-30, 11:38 AM
every one listed so far plus.

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

2007-03-30, 11:52 AM
I'll forever remember the greatest year in all of music...1966, and especially that summer.

Everything was full speed ahead, with the British Invasion taking hold with the Beatles, Stones and the like...and North America fighting back with the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations and the Lovin' Spoonful's Summer in the City.

2007-03-30, 12:39 PM
Summertime Blues

But for me, it has to the Blue Cheer version.


2007-03-30, 12:44 PM
Keep them coming guys......Great picks......Sorry but i love the oldies as well on a Psychedelic Sunday..

Driftin Away- Dobie Gray

Dragging the Line - Tommy Shandel

Okay you Old Boys....(Just like me) Lets hear some of them old 60-70's psychedelic era songs of the summer.......

2007-03-30, 11:15 PM
a few more candidates:

Groovin' - The Young Rascals

The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Blue Sky - The Allman Brothers Band

The Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith And Orchestra

Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim

and a rockin' little Motown number from 1963:

Heatwave - Martha And The Vandellas

2007-03-31, 12:02 AM
One more Oasis song -- Round Are Way. There's a shot of Ewan McGregor singing the wonderful chorus, all loud and happy and carefree in the movie A Life Less Ordinary. And then at the end of the movie, the original song plays over the credits. This song is SUCH a summer song.


2007-03-31, 12:04 AM
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Blackout - Scorpions
Unchained - Van Halen
Heart of Glass - Blondie

Et cetera.

2007-03-31, 10:34 AM
Well, i agree with Mexicanuck (In the summer Time - Mungo Jerry, Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer) and Chumley (Sunny Days - Lighthouse). I also remember Coconout- Harry Nillson and for the summer of 73 (for me anyway) July Morning - Uriah Heep. Interesting that this song is now part of an annual festival in Bulgaria (of all places).


There I was on a july morning
Looking for love
With the strength
Of a new day dawning
And the beautiful sun

2007-03-31, 12:49 PM
Panama- Van Halen

For What it's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

2007-03-31, 05:59 PM
The Ventures - Wipe out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryc4b6jv_IM
First Class - Beach Baby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WWWy8lRuGQ
Sniff N Tears - Driver's Seat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMzscTBNFeE
Lindsay Buckingham- Holiday Road http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGV7Zeutirk
Genesis -I Can't Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae7c6JCYKyY :p
The Archies -Sugar Sugar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf_GL_oRCVI
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxA3atHD2QM
Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXok94y3nLg (Leather Tuscadaro from TV's Happy Days)

2007-03-31, 08:42 PM
:cool: x10

2007-03-31, 11:41 PM
Let's have a Party -Wanda Jackson
Walk..Don't Run -The Ventures
Feel So Fine -Johnny Preston
Muleskinner Blues -The Fendermen
Because They're Young-Duane Eddy
Wild Weekend -The Rebels
Step By Step -The Crests
Thunder Rock -The T-Birds
Rockin' Little Angel-Ray Smith
Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy-Freddy Cannon
Handyman -Jimmy Jones
Honey Love -Narvel Felts
In The Still of the Nite-The Five Satins

A short nostalgic list of some of my many old 45's, from the summers of
the early sixties.
High School Reunion in Ottawa coming up this June, so maybe time to
burn a few CD's.

2007-04-01, 08:13 AM
Baba O'Rielly, and
Walking on Sunshine

2007-04-01, 08:46 AM
Cliff Richards - We're All Going on a Summer Holiday

2007-04-01, 09:00 AM
In an effort to avoid, but not to exclude the obvious (songs that actually have "Summer" in the title like Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone, Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy, Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra, Here Comes The Summer - Undertones, The Other Side of Summer - Elvis Costello..... all great songs to a one !)

Some years ago I made a cd specifically for patio play during home BBQ's, tracks as follows:

Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon and War
Twilight - Rick Danko
Laugh, Laugh - Beau Brummels
Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers
Woman Trouble - Chris Spedding
All Day Music - War
Mais Que Nada - Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
Metal Guru - T. Rex
Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline) - Raymond Lefevre (frequently played at my parent's house one memorable 60's summer)
Banana Republic - Boomtown Rats
Natural Mystic - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
Close To Me (remix) - The Cure (from Galore !)
The Phoenix Love Theme - Brass Ring
Jackson - Nancy Sinatra
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
People Gotta Move - Gino Vanelli
Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Alive Again - Trey Anastasio
Global Warning - Steel Pulse

In fact, if it clears up today I may just have to break this one out again. !

2007-04-01, 02:08 PM
Well Audiofool now you have done it. I have to go out and buy some music. ;)
I cannot believe I don't have any Johnny Rivers in my collection or Steel Pulse or The Cure. This is an oversight that must be fixed. great great music

Your opening song, Spill the Wine (another song I don't have), and great psychadelic era song, has that narrative style that reminded me of the summer hit from 1971 Daddy Dewdrop's - Chick-a-Boom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1gQCWCNrw

Thanks again for a great list

2007-04-01, 09:38 PM
Great tunes!

The two that frame summer for me are from the Lovin' Spoonful.
1. Coconut Grove
2. Rain On the Roof

It's funny how this thread came up.

Just two weeks ago I cleared the ancient 4G mini and set the AAC to 112Kb/s and went through my oldies and other collection's cd's I've collected over the last 20+ years piled up 1340 songs into it along with a ton of Beatles etc.

Just hit shuffle and let 'er rip. :-)

And listening to Psychedelic Sunday in DAB just tops it off.

Now... bring on the warm weather... :)


2007-04-02, 12:18 AM
Some of these and some of the great ones already mentioned are on Sony's Sun Jammin CD sets.
Plus some of my faves,

Hang on Sloopy-McCoys
Hitchin a Ride-Vanity Fayre
Walkin on the Sun-Smash Mouth
Fly-Sugar Ray
Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffet
The Rain the Park and other Things, The Cowsills
Macarthur Park-Richard Harris
Day of the Locusts-Bob Dylan
Mowtown Song-Rod Stewart
San Francisco...Put a Flower in Your Hair-Scott McKenzie
San Franciscan Nights-Eric Burdon & the Animals
Sloop John B & Kokomo-Beach Boys
Hot Hot Hot-Buster Poindexter
Island Girl-Elton John
Montego Bay-Amazula
Carribean Queen-Billy Ocean
Yummy Yummy Yumm-Ohio Express
I Love You-Zombies
Hello I Love You-Doors
Dancing In the Streets-Martha & The Vandellas
Up On the Roof & Under the Boardwalk-The Drifters
Goin Mobile-The Who
Six Months in a Broken Boat-Split Enz
now for some CanCon
Rise Up-Parachute Club
Cherry Beach Express-The Pukka Orchestra
Echo Beach-Martha & the Muffins
Children of the Sun-Mashmakhan
Black Cars-Gino Vanelli
Working for the Weekend-Loverboy
Takin Care of Business-BTO

2007-04-02, 12:46 PM
Summetime- Kenny Chesney (Lyrics bring back so many childhood memories)

Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow( happy summer song)

The Valley Road - Bruce Hornsby (can't help but bop your head/tap your foot to this one, killer piano to boot!)

Thanks for the lists guys and gals.