SUMMER PLAYLISTICLE: Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Summer Songs [2008]

In 1996, Entertainment Weekly published their list of 100 Greatest Summer Songs.  (HERC covered it HERE.)  A dozen years later, they revisited the list, casting fourteen songs aside so that fourteen songs that had been released in the interim since the last list could be added.  The Top 12 remained the same with all the changes happening in the lower 88.  Can tell you tell what the fourteen new to the list songs are? (Hint: check the year)  For extra credit, figure out the fourteen songs that got yanked.

100Stay (I Missed You)Lisa Loeb1994
99TennesseeArrested Development1992
98We're an American BandGrand Funk1973
97Radar LoveGolden Earring1974
96The Love You SaveThe Jackson 51970
95Dancing In The DarkBruce Springsteen1984
94FunkytownLipps Inc.1980
93Yakety YakThe Coasters1958
92Summertime, SummertimeThe Jamies1958
91Gangsta's ParadiseCoolio1995
90Kiss From A RoseSeal1995
89Macho ManThe Village People1978
88My Cherie AmourStevie Wonder1969
86SummertimeDJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince1991
85The End of the InnocenceDon Henley1989
84San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)Scott McKenzie1967
83My LoveJustin Timberlake2006
82Under the BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers1992
81Hot In HerrreNelly2002
80Wild ThingThe Troggs1966
79Hot BloodedForeigner1978
78Takin' Care of BusinessBachman-Turner Overdrive1974
77Livin' La Vida LocaRicky Martin1999
76Don't You Want MeHuman League1982
75Tell Me Something GoodRufus1974
74What's Love Got to Do with ItTina Turner1984
73This LoveMaroon 52004
72Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers1965
71A Whiter Shade of PaleProcol Harum1967
70Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye1973
69VacationThe Go-Go's1982
68Mo Money, Mo ProblemsNotorious B.I.G. feat. Mase, Puff Daddy1997
67Little Red CorvettePrince1982
66We Are FamilySister Sledge1979
65Fooled Around and Fell in LoveElvin Bishop1976
64KodachromePaul Simon1973
63Where Did Our Love GoThe Supremes1964
62Sea of LovePhil Phillips with the Twilights1959
61The Loco-MotionLittle Eva1962
59Can't Take My Eyes Off YouFrankie Valli1967
58All You Need Is LoveThe Beatles1967
57Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)Looking Glass1972
56SmoothSantana feat. Rob Thomas1999
55Sealed With A KissBrian Hyland1962
54Philadelphia FreedomElton John1975
53The LetterThe Box Tops1967
52Hollaback GirlGwen Stefani2005
51SledgehammerPeter Gabriel1986
50You Should Be DancingThe Bee Gees1976
49Take It EasyEagles1972
48(We're Gonna) Rock Around The ClockBill Haley & his Comets1955
47Crazy In LoveBeyoncé with Jay-Z2003
46Live And Let DiePaul McCartney & Wings1973
45I Got You BabeSonny & Cher1965
44Hound DogElvis Presley1956
44Don't Be CruelElvis Presley1956
43Green OnionsBooker T. & the MGs1962
42Sunshine SupermanDonovan1966
41Good TimesChic1979
40Grazing In The GrassHugh Masakela1968
39Groovin'The Rascals1967
38Spill The WineEric Burdon & WAR1970
37Stand By MeBen E. King1961
36Ramblin' ManThe Allman Brothers Band1973
35I Don't Want To Miss A ThingAerosmith1998
34My SharonaThe Knack1979
33Miss YouThe Rolling Stones1978
31Cruel SummerBananarama1984
30All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow1994
29The TwistChubby Checker1960
29Let's Twist AgainChubby Checker1961
28Born To Be WildSteppenwolf1968
27GreaseFrankie Valli1978
27Summer NightsJohn Travolta & Olivia Newton-John1978
27You're The One That I WantJohn Travolta & Olivia Newton-John1978
26Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan1965
25Don't Go Breaking My HeartElton John & Kiki Dee1976
24(They Long To Be) Close To YouThe Carpenters1970
23California Love2Pac feat. Dr. Dre1996
22Every Breath You TakeThe Police1983
21Wouldn't It Be NiceThe Beach Boys1966
20Wipe OutThe Surfaris1963
19CrazyGnarls Barkley2006
18A Hard Day's NightThe Beatles1964
17Maggie MayRod Stewart1971
16In The SummertimeMungo Jerry1970
15The MessageGrandmaster Flash & the Furious Five1982
14I Get AroundThe Beach Boys1964
13Hey YaOutKast2003
12Rock The BoatThe Hues Corporation1974
11Summertime BluesEddie Cochran1958
10(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones1965
9Hot Fun In The SummertimeSly & the Family Stone1969
7Dancing In The StreetMartha & the Vandellas1964
6Light My FireThe Doors1967
5Under The BoardwalkThe Drifters1964
4Heat WaveMartha & the Vandellas1963
3School's OutAlice Cooper1972
2California GirlsThe Beach Boys1965
1Summer In The CityThe Lovin' Spoonful1966

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you and Mark did it - one a year with no ranking. It is better that way.