Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Mix!

I'm heading up north this weekend for my annual Lake Michigan summer retreat! I'm way excited to have a week off of work to devote to the beach, hiking, napping, and general summer fun. But one thing I really need to work on before leaving is making a summer mix tape (or CD, as the case may be). This is were you come in. I need suggestions for a great summer playlist!

They don't have to be songs about summer (if I see one Jimmy Buffet song...Although I will accept the Beach Boys) - just fun songs you in some way associate with summer for whatever reason. Here are a few I've thought of:

Will Smith Summertime (obvious)
Cheap Trick I want you to want me
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me
Badfinger No Matter What
Josh Turner Would you go with me
Eric Hutchinson Rock & Roll

Any others? These songs are not necessarily my "favorite" songs, by the way, so you can stop judging now.


Sara said...

Get Out the Map by the Indigo Girls

Sarah said...

Almost any country music will do to get ya in the summertime mood (Sugarland's "It Happens" is pretty catchy), but I also highly recommend that Rob Thomas/Santana song "Smooth." :)

Kathy said...

This is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)

Here Comes the Hotstepper (Ini Kamoze)

Joy and Pain (Rob Base)

I really like the Grease soundtrack for fun upbeat music. And of course, you can't beat the boy bands. :)

opticwalrus said...

You gotta have "Rock Lobster" by the B-52s. And as for the Beach Boys, may I recommend "All Summer Long?"

Anonymous said...

Adam applied to interlochen in Traverse City and we hope to hear within the month and if that's the case we'll be moving back to Mich in August!!! Keep us in your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

janis joplin "summertime" from porgy and bess

Vaughn said...

i am going to throw out Mike Jackson, he is the man with a plan. I associate him with summer and warm. And now that he is not around he is that much more popular... you can fit in that way. Oh and aqua, "Come on Barbie" lets go party!

Vaughn said...

i wish i was in Ludington by the way...if that is where you are going

Elizabeth Downie said...

Vaughn, I wish you were there too!

Elisabeth said...

My suggestions are based on your most recent posts - designed to get you in da mood!!! ;)
1.) Summer Lovin' (Grease) (This song will always remind me of Wilpula)
2.) All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
3.) Dirty Dancin' sound track
4.) Fishing In The Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
5.) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack)
6.) Journey - Best hits or something like that
7.) Steamroller (James Taylor)