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Monday, June 10, 2013

My Summer Playlist "Update"

...and by "update" I mean, here's the whole damn list from my iTunes library. Instead of repeating links to the prior posts and their bits and pieces, I decided to just copy and paste it all here. This means a number of songs I put on the list in the last year or so haven't been mentioned before.

I guess I'll repeat all my disclaimers as well: the songs on my list fall into at least one of the following categories (other than the obvious, that they're in my iTunes and I like them):

  • To at least some extent they're about summer or the sun or warmth or heat
  • They were released during/became hits during the summer
  • I either discovered/fell in love with them during the summer or associate them with summer for some reason or they just felt to me like they had a summery sound or vibe -- so this part is very subjective and your mileage may vary
Feel free to go back to my old posts and see some of the things I wrote about the songs when I first posted the list, and in some cases listen to them via YouTube links. And so, after the jump...174 songs of my summers, past and present:

Airplanes - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
All Star - Smash Mouth
All Summer - Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam Batmanglij
Alone - Heart
Back To Life - Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Bad Religion - Frank Ocean
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Batdance - Prince
Beautiful People (Club Mix) - Chris Brown feat.Benny Benassi
Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
The Boy is Mine - Brandy and Monica
California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean
Chasing The Sun - The Wanted
Cinnamon Park - Jill Sobule
Circle In The Sand - Belinda Carlisle
Commander - Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Cruel Summer - Bananarama
Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Do You Love What You Feel - Inner City
Doin' Time - Sublime
Don't Cha (Ralphi Rosario's Hot Freak Mix) - Pussycat Dolls
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
Escapade - Janet Jackson
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
Firework - Katy Perry
Fly - Sugar Ray feat. Super Cat
Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
Fun, Fun, Fun - Pharrell Williams
Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
Get Back - The Beatles
Glamorous - Fergie feat. Ludacris
The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
Glory of Love (Theme from "The Karate Kid, Pt. II") - Peter Cetera
Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
Good Time - Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
Good Times - Chic
Grease - Frankie Valli
Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) - Crystal Waters
Heatwave - Bronski Beat
Help! - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
High On Sunshine - The Commodores
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Hot In The City - Billy Idol
Hot Shot - Karen Young
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That - Elton John
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Love It - Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
I Wanna Go - Britney Spears
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Wish (Radio Edit) - Skee-Lo
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Invisible Touch - Genesis
It's Gonna Be Me - 'N Sync
It's My Party - Lesley Gore
It's Too Late - Carole King
Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let's Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams
Light My Fire - The Doors
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Living In America - James Brown
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Love Shack - The B-52's
Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
The Love You Save - The Jackson 5
Lovegame - Lady Gaga
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
MmmBop - Hanson
Monkey - George Michael
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
My Arms Keep Missing You - Rick Astley
Nothin' On You - B.o.B (feat. Bruno Mars)
On My Own - Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson
Ooo La La La - Teena Marie
Open Road - Bryan Adams
Our Last Summer - Abba
Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (ft. Lauren Bennett & Goon Rock)
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Promiscuous (Ralphie Rosario radio mix) - Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
Raspberry Beret - Prince And The Revolution
The Reflex - Duran Duran
Relax - Crystal Waters
Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - The Shangri-Las
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill
Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Self Control - Laura Branigan
Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
Show Me Love - Robin S.
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
Stare Into The Sun - Graffiti 6
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Suddenly Last Summer - The Motels
Summer Breeze - Seals And Crofts
Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
Summer Love/Set The Mood Prelude - Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland
Summer Madness - Kool & the Gang
Summer Nights - Olivia Newton-John with John Travolta
Summerfling - k.d. lang
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Sunset People - Donna Summer
Sunshine - Matisyahu
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Sussudio - Phil Collins
Swept Away - Diana Ross
That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Martin Rework) - Martin Solveig
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Too Darn Hot - Erasure
Touch Me In The Morning -Diana Ross
Try Again -Aaliyah
Unbelievable - EMF
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vacation - The Go-Go's
Venus - Bananarama
A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
War - Edwin Starr
A Warm Summer Night - Chic
The Way I Are (Remix) - Timbaland feat. Francisco & Keri Hilson
We Belong Together (Peter Rauhofer's Reconstruction Mix) - Mariah Carey
We Like To Party - Vengaboys
What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino feat. Kelly Rowland
What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
When Doves Cry - Prince And The Revolution
When Love Takes Over - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
Who Do You Love (Original 12'' Mix) - Bernard Wright
Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
Who's That Girl - Madonna
Wild Ones - Flo Rida feat. Sia
With Or Without You - U2
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters

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