Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Try These Songs Out for Summer Fun

These are songs that are just fun to sing along to and make you wish you were riding in your car with the top down on a sunny day (unless you do not have a convertible, then the top down is a catastrophe). 30 songs, how many do you own? How many do you like? (How many have you never heard of?) Make your own list, tell me what you think of mine.

Chicken Payback – Band of Bees – This songs sounds straight out of some 60s dance movies.

Saturday in the Park – Chicago – Slow motion rider, flies the colors of the day…

Generals and Majors – XTC – ignore the sentiment behind the song, it is just bouncy pop fun.

Mr. Blue Sky – ELO – very familiar song by an underrated band

Bossa Nova Baby – Elvis Presley – this song makes you want to learn the Bossa Nova

Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters – great rock with good melody

Huddle Formation – The Go! Team – sounds like the combination of a double dutch team and a cheer squad.

Town Called Malice – The Jam – fun ska tune by a very serious commie songwriter

John Saw That Number – Neko Case – southern gospel goodness

David – Nellie McKay – bouncy cabaret style pop song

Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies - pre-grunge rock pioneers

Live Forever – Oasis – I think of the return of Christ when I hear this song (not a religious song at all, however)

King of the World – Old 97s – great alt country band who put out a great rock/pop cd a few years ago.

Too Much Information – The Police – horn driven greatness

Express Yourself – NWA - one of the few rap songs that I have

Bodysnatchers – Radiohead – don’t think of them and fun, but this song is perfect for cruising with your buddies.

I’m the Man Who Loves You – Wilco - greatness

Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

What’d I Say – Ray Charles – was the first 45 that was continued on the backside of the record

New York – Ryan Adams – great songwriter

Turn a Square – The Shins – Natalie was wrong, they didn’t change my life, but I am thankful for this song.

Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone – I hear he may be touring again. Might be worth a listen.

Glue Girls – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – I will keep “pimpin’” these boys until you have bought something from them

Man of Metropolis (who steals our hearts)

Summertime – The Sundays – I think Harriet Wheeler has the voice of an angel

Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp – great song from a great album

Don’t Lets Start – They Might Be Giants – reminds me of my friend Pete Vogel, I don’t know why, I need to get a hold of him.

Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy – did you know they were from Dublin?

Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung – in fact, don’t you think we all should Wang Chung tonight?

Fell In Love With a Girl – The White Stripes - simple garage band song that is pure greatness.

1 comment:

The MAN Fan Club said...

Long list. You should illegally burn copies for all of your friends and mail it out. Share your taste!