Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Music of the Night

O.k. friends, here's the dilemma:  Every summer I am ready to hit the road and crank the volume on the radio and drive away to the wild blue yonder.  Yet, every summer, I put in my tried and true favorite summer time tunes and I am reminded by how utterly uncool I am.

My fabulous youth was consumed with Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, A-Ha, U2, Indigo Girls, Lionel Richie--don't mock, he's so uncool that he's spun all the way around back into cool again--and every other cool 80's pop band.  Of course, I listen to all sorts of new things, but I'm looking for the quintessential "summertime" cd.

And I have one question for you:

What is your essential summertime album?



16 comments:

  1. I am often too lazy to come up with my own mix, so I rely on a lot of movie soundtracks! Some faves have been Shrek, Robots (oops...disclaimer:I am not cool), Now and Then...maybe I should stop there...oh and all 3 shreks, btw!

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    1. I love the Shreks soundtracks! :)

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  2. Jason Mraz, Adele, Maroon 5. And some good old Backstreet Boy, nSync, and Britney Spears for the 90's child in me. Not to mention the oldies, Frank Sinatra, Beatles, Beach Boys, Etta James, Arethra! And then the Doctor Who sound tracks to make everything an adventure

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    1. I love you, Jules, yet I cannot take the Backstreet Boys, nSync, and Britney Spears seriously. Seriously. ;)

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  4. I can't help you there, because I am so in love with Steam Powered Giraffe right now, that's all that has been in my CD player for a couple of MONTHS now. Their new 2nd album, The 2 Cent Show, is awesometastical but if I mildly get tired of that one on repeat (it's rare, but it happens), I just trade it out for their Live Album and all is well. :) :) :)

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    1. I will play and play and play an album over until I know every lyric...it's the reason why I can't get past the Indigo Girls...;) Music on, Jenny!!!

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  5. Well if you LOVE Lionel Richie, you should listen to Lionel Richie. (no accounting for taste, heheheh!!!!) If it was me I'd have this on my stereo: America by Simon and Garfunkel; The Way by Fastball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0wfu3tOrtQ); Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft; and of course American Pie by Don Maclean.

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    1. "Say you, say me, say it together....naturally!" ;) Lionel rocks...or not, but I love him anyway. I'm a HUGE S&G fan, they were my high school religion...:)

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  6. I have no suggestions for you since I am just as "utterly uncool." :)

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    1. We have to stick together, Madeline!!!

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  7. Jack Johnson for me. Oh, and I've got a fantastic double CD of 60s music... seriously cool!

    I love a-ha - were you following me when I took part in the 80s Crushes blogfest, it featured Morten Harket, pictures and videos!

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    1. I really like Jack Johnson too--I just got turned on to a band called Pampelmousse. They do a lot of covers (which are all fab) and some new quirky stuff too...

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  8. I am bringing you a couple of summer mixes on Tuesday. That's all I'm going to say about that... (other than I hope you enjoy!).

    Music is awesome, especially in the summer; I sing along as I mow, always. Good thing we live on acreage.

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  9. I don't have an "essential" summer album, though I remember my dad buying The Police's "Synchronicity" for a summer trip we took in 1983. "Crazy" by Gnarles Barkley reminds me of the summer of 2006 and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Grace Potter and the Nocturnal's "Paris (Ooh La La) are both strong reminders of last summer. I was just wondering this week what the big hit of this summer will be...
    Some Dark Romantic

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  10. The Outfield, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Don Henley, Alan Parsons Project, Robert Palmer, and a few one hit wonders, like Afternoon Delight, California Gold (John Stewart), Alone Again, Naturally. I am with you - loved the 70's and 80's music, and I think we want to listen to these tunes in the summer because it reminds us of our carefree youth!

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