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2012 Summer Song Playlist (Vanity)
15 June 2012 | Me

Posted on 06/15/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT by paterfamilias

Well, Summer is almost here. I have updated my Summer Song Playlist. These songs are either about summer or remind me of summer.

It's Summertime, Summertime - The Jamies

Vacation – Connie Francis

A Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy

Beach Baby - First Class

Coney Island Baby - Julien Neel

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter

Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins

Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto / Stan Getz

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles

Hawaii Five –O Theme

Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas

Hot Fun in the Summertiime - Sly and the Family Stone

In the Good Old Summertime - Julien Neel

Kokomo - The Beach Boys

Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry

Magnum P.I. Theme

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet

Mister Softee Ice Cream Jungle

Old Cape Cod – Patti Page

One Summer Night - The Danleers

Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon

Pipeline - The Ventures

Poison Ivy - The Coasters

Saturday in the Park - Chicago

See You in September - The Tempos

Sincere - The Buffalo Bills (from "The Music Man")

Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads

Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts

Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful

Summer Samba - Astrud Gilberto

Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra

Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane

Summertime - Kathleen Battle (from "Porgy and Bess")

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Eddie Layton - Yamkee Stadium

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole

Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters

Up on the Roof - The Drifters

Was a Sunny Day – Paul Simon

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland

Wipe Out - The Surfaris


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; playlist; songs; summer

1 posted on 06/15/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

Summer (The First Time), Bobby Goldsboro.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 4:55:31 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: paterfamilias

“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”


3 posted on 06/15/2012 4:56:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: paterfamilias

A Summer Place - The Lettermen


4 posted on 06/15/2012 4:58:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: paterfamilias

Great list!

You must be older than me...... (grin...)


5 posted on 06/15/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: paterfamilias

I had the good fortune to see the Beach Boys just a few weeks ago and when they sang Surfin’ USA (also California Girls) the crowd went wild and stated dancing in the isles.
Great list.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: paterfamilias

Summer Nights - Grease


7 posted on 06/15/2012 5:02:58 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: paterfamilias

Surfer Girl - The Beachboys


8 posted on 06/15/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: paterfamilias
Mungo Jerry: In The Summertime

Reunion: Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)

9 posted on 06/15/2012 5:09:16 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: svcw

A couple of cuts on the Beach Boys’ new album definitely belong on this list!


10 posted on 06/15/2012 5:10:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: svcw

We got my parents tickets to see them Wednesday! They loved the concert and can’t stop talking about it!


11 posted on 06/15/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: caver

“You must be older than me...... (grin...)”

I am the youngest of four - my brother is 9 years older, my sisters 8 and 7 years older - so I was exposed to a lot of pop music from their era.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

That is one bullseye of a list! You must be the same age as me and Rush: born in 1951. Your list is the soundtrack to all that we witnessed that makes our nation so special in so many ways. And don’t forget Sgt Pepper came out the day school let out in 1967 to kick off THAT summer.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 5:36:10 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: paterfamilias

Beach Baby is a great song. The lead singer, Tony Burrows, is one of the biggest selling unknown singers of all time. In 1970, Burrows sold eight million records under four different group names: Edison Lighthouse (”Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”), White Plains (”My Baby Loves Lovin’”), the Brotherhood of Man (”United We Stand”) and The Pipkins (”Gimme Dat Ding”). During one episode of the BBC TV show Top of the Pops, Burrows appeared with three of those groups.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 5:38:15 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: MestaMachine

“A Summer Place - The Lettermen”

Added. Thanks


15 posted on 06/15/2012 5:40:51 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: jobim

“You must be the same age as me and Rush: born in 1951.”

Bingo! May 25th.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 5:43:44 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: SMGFan

“Summer Nights - Grease”

Added. Thanks!


17 posted on 06/15/2012 5:44:48 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias
So your oldest brother was born in 1942 just as mine was, but my oldest sister was born in 1940. Then you have 2 other sibs born in 1943 & 44. My other were 1945 and 48. (I also have 4 younger ones!)

I know it's jazz, but Summer Nights by Miles Davis and Gil Evans is one of the most evocative summer sensual songs you will ever hear.
18 posted on 06/15/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: paterfamilias

“Home-grown Tomatoes”


19 posted on 06/15/2012 5:55:25 PM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: jobim

“Summer Nights by Miles Davis and Gil Evans”

I just found it on YouTube - great song!


20 posted on 06/15/2012 5:58:29 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: jobim

“Summer Nights by Miles Davis and Gil Evans”

I just found it on YouTube - great song!


21 posted on 06/15/2012 5:58:34 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

22 posted on 06/15/2012 6:01:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: paterfamilias

Me three. Gotta add at least one version of Summertime Blues, Nat King Coles Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer, and Bert Kampferts Swingin Safari, which seemed to be the only three records they owned at the swimming pool where I grew up.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: jobim; paterfamilias
That is one bullseye of a list! You must be the same age as me and Rush: born in 1951. Your list is the soundtrack to all that we witnessed that makes our nation so special in so many ways. And don’t forget Sgt Pepper came out the day school let out in 1967 to kick off THAT summer.

I'm actually a few months younger than Rush. I believe Sgt.Pepper was released in early June, 1967, but the radio stations KRLA and KHJ were blasting the Southland with promos from the album in the last week of May with 50,00 watts.

Here is the song that topped the rhythm and blues charts on the day I was born:

Rocket 88--Jackie Brenston & the Delta Cats

24 posted on 06/15/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: paterfamilias
Loudon Wainwright's - Dead Skunk In he Middle of The Road.

A perfect summer time song.

25 posted on 06/15/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: A Cyrenian

“Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”!


26 posted on 06/15/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: paterfamilias

Green Leaves of Summer - Brothers Four


27 posted on 06/15/2012 6:51:15 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Green Leaves of Summer - Brothers Four

I was trying to remember that classic!

Thank you, a great moody song.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: paterfamilias
Here are a few more
29 posted on 06/15/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: bigbob
...Nat King Coles Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer...

When that came out in the summer of 1963 (if my memory is correct), I immediately knew that it would be a big, big hit. And it was.

30 posted on 06/15/2012 7:46:30 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: paterfamilias
Summer Song-Joe Satriani

I will be playing this at the moment of summer solstice, which this year will occur at 7:09pm EDT on Wednesday, June 20th.

31 posted on 06/15/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: paterfamilias
Groovin' - The Rascals

Saturday in the Park - Chicago

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

Heatwave - Martha and the Vandellas

Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas

Summertime - Billy Stewart

Sittin' in the Park - Billy Stewart

Grazing in the Grass - The Friends of Distinction

Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension

Time of the Season - The Zombies

Palisades Park - Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon

Rockaway Beach - The Ramones

Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Behind the Sun

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

32 posted on 06/15/2012 8:07:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: paterfamilias

One of the prettiest ‘Summer’ songs of all time:
(Theme from Summer of ‘42)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM8ZUyEWWcs


33 posted on 06/15/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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An actual hit song from the summer of '42:

Sleepy Lagoon--Harry James & His Orchestra

34 posted on 06/15/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: paterfamilias
Summer by War... a great summer song.

Also, All Summer Long, by the Beach Boys!

35 posted on 06/16/2012 4:50:57 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: paterfamilias
Summer, by War... a great summer song. A perfect song to crank up in a convertible as you cruise down the road on those glorious country roads. I love the extended album version. (Can be found on You Tube!)

Also, All Summer Long, by the Beach Boys!

36 posted on 06/16/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: All

Thanks to all for your suggestions, and especially to those who included links.

Allowing for my personal taste, I have added many of your suggestions to my list.

We’ll do this again next year.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 6:18:20 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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