Thursday, June 05, 2008

20 songs for hot summer days

The sun is shining. Let's jump in the car and go to the coast. Pop a tape in and we're on our way:

1. Seaside Shuffle/Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs
2. Sugar Shack/Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
3. Paper Sun/Traffic
4. A Mouthful Of Grass/Free
5. Til The Sun Goes Down/The Tremeloes
6. Summer (The First Time)/Bobby Goldsboro
7. Sunshine Superman/Donovan
8. Goin' Up The Country/Canned Heat
9. For What It's Worth/Buffalo Springfield
10. Bryter Layter/Nick Drake
11. Summertime/Janis Joplin
12. Distant Shores/Chad & Jeremy
13. Ball Of Confusion/Temptations
14. Hanky Panky/Tommy James & The Shondells
15. Hot Fun In The Summertime/Sly & The Family Stone
16. Paper Cup/5th Dimension
17. Les Papillons Noir/Michelle Arnaud & Serge Gainsbourg
18. Out In The Country/Three Dog Night
19. Who Knows Where The Time Goes?/Fairport Convention

and of course 20. C'est La Vie/B*Witched


Roman Empress said...

Seaside Shuffle/Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs is one of my all time fave tunes and reminds me of a very fun holiday last year, staying with an Irish family by the sea in Co. Dublin. Must dig it out again.

A Kitten in a Brandy Glass said...

If you play a Terry Dactyl record backwards, does it sound like Lee McQueen?

Planet Mondo said...

This lot should've been huge

The Davey Brothers - Sunshine Day

Also you can check out my summer sounds mix here (not blogged it yet - but will at some point)

Matthew Rudd said...

Shinging and Donovan's tits - awesome!

Heavenly Demise said...

Absent from the list is the fine, 'Weather With You', by Crowded House.

Five-Centres said...

And Beach Baby by First Class

Ishouldbeworking said...

Ah, I was just about to rap you over the knuckles for leaving out 'Beach Baby'. Now I don't have to.

Bright Ambassador said...

You appear to have missed off Warhead by Venom.