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Is there a summer titled/lyric song that you would recommend?

Asked by xTheDreamer (897points) June 21st, 2009

I’d want some summer feely songs for the summer so I was wondering if you guys know any. Preferable genre: rock, alternative, hip hop. techno/trance, electronic, blues.

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eponymoushipster's avatar

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Summer Lanes by Alfie

DeanV's avatar

Summertime Clothes- Animal Collective
Summer Days- Phoenix
Summer Lady- Santana
Summer Day- Coconut Records

I don’t know how good those are for you, but they work for me.

Bluefreedom's avatar

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone
Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
California Girls – The Beach Boys
Heat Wave – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Wipeout – The Safaris
Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olyvia Newton John
Summer of ‘69 – Bryan Adams
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Sunshine Superman – Donovan
Summer – War
Summertime, Summertime – The Jamies
See You in September – The Happenings

chyna's avatar

Summer Girls – LFO

Jude's avatar

Summertime – The Sundays

eponymoushipster's avatar

@chyna nice. would you like some schmaltz with your schmaltz?

@jmah good call. that’s so very 1998 for me.

chyna's avatar

@eponymoushipster I know, I know. The ONLY reason I know/like that song is it talks about Scooby snacks, my dog eats Scooby snacks, and well… This isn’t very convincing is it?

eponymoushipster's avatar

@chyna nope. not at all, especially since you misspelled Scooby snacks…i call boy band lover! on @chyna!

Jude's avatar

@eponymoushipster one of my favorite bands. I love that her accent is strong when she sings. The Smiths, Housemartins, Beautiful South and The Sundays- favorite English alternative from the 80’s.

DarkScribe's avatar

After removing a few that have already been posted I am left with this. From a search of my iTunes.

Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Carly Simon 1987
Summer (The First Time) Bobby Goldsboro
Summer holiday Cliff Richard 1963
Summer Nights John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John 1978
In The Summertime Mungo Jerry
The Summer Knows (Un été) Patricia Kaas
Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts
Summer Night City ABBA 1978
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1958
The Other Side Of Summer Elvis Costello
Summer in the City The Lovin’ Spoonful 1966
Endless Summer Nights Richard Marx
Summer love Sherbet
Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly & The Family Stone 1969
Summer Moved On A-Ha 4:05
Our Last Summer ABBA 4:20
Cruel summer Ace of Base
Girls Of Summer Aerosmith
Summer Of Love The B-52’s
Cruel Summer Bananarama & Bangles
Summerlove Sensation Bay City Rollers
All Summer Long The Beach Boys
Summer of ‘69 Bon Jovi
Magic Summer Night Cascada
Snow in Summer The Cure
The Last Day Of Summer The Cure
Indian Summer The Dream Academy
Summer’s End Foo Fighters
That Summer Garth Brooks
When Summer Is Gone Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Summer Side of Life Gordon Lightfoot
Summer Wind Madeleine Peyroux
Hot Fun In The Summertime The Manhattan Transfer
Hot Summer Nights Meat Loaf
The Things We Did Last Summer Nancy Wilson
Summertime Blues Richie Valens
Summer In the City Three Dog Night
Summertime Blues The Who
Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Nat King Cole

charliecompany34's avatar

“summer breeze makes me feel fine”

either by todd rungren or the isley brothers (both are well executed)

summer time, by will smith of the early 90s

somebody help me on this one: isn’t there a nice summertune by emerson lake and palmer? i hear the frets, but not the lyrics.

SuperMouse's avatar

Wild Summer Nights John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Soak up the Sun Cheryl Crow

And my personal favorite, Summertime Summertime by The Jamies

lillycoyote's avatar

I’m pretty sure this is the only time in my whole, long life that I’ve recommended Alice Cooper to anyone but School’s Out is the only classic “summer” song I can think of that hasn’t already been mentioned.

TylerM's avatar

The catchy ones;

Summer Song – Wavorly
Summertime – Mae
The Summer Sends Its Love – Sherwood

and if you’re feeling adventurous,

Summer of Darkness – Demon Hunter

ncorrao's avatar

My favorite is “Summersong” by the Decemberists.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

“Summergirlcrush” by Sunslide

OpryLeigh's avatar

Summer of 69 is an all time favourite of mine!

DeanV's avatar

Thank god nobody has suggested that new Kid Rock song yet…

RareDenver's avatar

The buskers favourite, Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles

others worth checking out

In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry “If her Dad is rich take her out for a meal, if her Dad is poor just do what you feel” classic lyric

Summertime by Will Smith “the weather is hot and girls are dressing less” another great lyric

Far From Home by The Levellers “It’s warm by the river, the weir keeps us clean
The woodsmoke and cigarettes are all that we need” just conjurers up a nice image

Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys “bushy bushy blonde hairdo” need I say more

True Faith by New Order “I get this feeling Im in motion A sudden sense of liberty” that’s how the summer makes me feel and it’s an all round gorgeous song

The Sea by Morcheeba “I left my soul there Down by the sea I lost control here Living free” another nice image

There She Goes by The La’s, actually a song about drugs but I think you will agree it has a sunny disposition

Bye Bye Badman by The Stone Roses “In this citrus sucking sunshine I dont care” again a song that has nothing to do with summer but the whole sound is jolly even if the meaning isn’t

Hope you enjoy these suggestions

Shegrin's avatar

Summertime Rolls-Jane’s Addiction

Aethelwine's avatar

@Shegrin My favorite band. How did I not think of that song!? good answer. Welcome to Fluther!

Shegrin's avatar

There’s also “Saints” by The Breeders. That’s more of a carnival song, though.

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