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    May252013

    The Saturday Post: Music to kick off summer edition

    Billboard Magazine released its Top 30 Summer Songs this week. Not a whole lot on the list resonated deeply with me, for a variety of reasons — mostly because I'm too old, they're too old, or they're just too not my style.

    There were a few, though, that made me smile, tap my toes and cross my fingers this summer will be light, carefree, happy. Is that possible at our age? Or are such things bestowed only upon the young?

    I share those here: the four light, carefree, happy and downright summery songs from the Billboard list that made me want to grab an ice-cold beer, kick back, and believe that such things are possible at any age. They're the ideal soundtrack for kicking off the holiday weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

     

     

    Cheers to summer! Enjoy the holiday weekend!

    Today's question:

    What song screams summer for you?

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    Good choices! I can sing every lyric and remember when/where I was when I'd belt them out.

    I'd add Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' ...although not specifically about summer it instantly makes me feel relaxed, lazy, and (dare I say?) a wee bit inebriated.

    A Safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

    May 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    That is too funny you said that, NonnieKelly. I DID have Margaritaville on there but the video was not a good one (the quality for any I could find looked like the person recording had way too many margaritas), so I deleted it. I agree completely on it being a song of summer!

    Loved hearing all four songs, they really do mean Summer is starting. Thank you.

    May 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    These are good! I would add "Boys of Summer" -- Don Henley and "Summer in the City" -- Loving Spoonful. Have a wonderful Saturday and a nice long weekend!

    May 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry screams summer to me because I first heard it when I was a junior in high school, living in Hawaii! Also any Beach Boys song and Summer in the City by Loving Spoonful.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    May 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    Chicago has always been one of my favorites...I still listen to old Chicago hits pretty regularly. And the Mungo Jerry one brought back memories for sure.
    Even though it came out in 58 when I was only 7, I also remember Summertime, Summertime by the Jamies. My mom must have played or hummed it.
    Fun post.

    May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGail
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