All this beautifully unseasonable weather in Chicago has inspired me to come up with a “preview” summer music song list. There are so many tunes that personally invoke memorable summers past, but my criteria for this list are:
- Songs whose music fits a laid-back summertime vibe as much as the lyrics do (which disqualifies rockin’ tunes like “Summer in the City”)
- Songs I like 🙂
My choices for “music to sit on the porch with a cool drink and hope it doesn’t decide to snow next week” are (click links):
- “A Summer Song” (Chad & Jeremy)
- “Girl” (Beck)
- “Here Comes the Sun” (Beatles)
- “Hot Fun in the Summertime” (Sly & the Family Stone)
- “In the Summertime” (Mungo Jerry)
- “Suddenly Last Summer” (Motels)
- “Summer” (War)
- “Summer Breeze” (Seals and Crofts)
- “Summer Wind” (Frank Sinatra)
- “Sunny Afternoon” (Kinks)
What are your favorite mellow summer songs?
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