SUMMER PLAYLISTICLE: The soft rock kid's 48 Summer Songs

The following conversation took place last month after HERC posted about Rolling Stone magazine’s 1998 list titled “The Rolling Stone Hot 40 - The Greatest Summer Songs Of All Time.”

And here it is:

1966Summer in the CityThe Lovin' Spoonful
1967Groovin'The Young Rascals
1968Grazing in the GrassHugh Masekela
1969Hot Fun in the SummertimeSly & The Family Stone
1970In the SummertimeMungo Jerry
1971Spanish HarlemAretha Franklin
1972Saturday in the ParkChicago
1973Will It Go Round in CirclesBilly Preston
1974Beach BabyFirst Class
1975Love Will Keep Us TogetherCaptain & Tennille
1977MargaritavilleJimmy Buffet
1978Summer NightsJohn Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
1979Morning DanceSpyro Gyra
1980Late in the EveningPaul Simon
1981Gemini DreamThe Moody Blues
1982Hot in the CityBilly Idol
1983(Keep Feeling) FascinationHuman League
1984Cruel SummerBananarama
1985California GirlsDavid Lee Roth
1986Digging Your SceneThe Blow Monkeys
1987La BambaLos Lobos
1988Pour Some Sugar on MeDef Leppard
1989Bust a MoveYoung MC
1990Don't Wanna Fall in LoveJane Child
1991SummertimeDJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
1992Bang BangDavid Sanborn
1993Whoomp! (There It Is)Tag Team
1995Boombastic/Summer TimeShaggy
1996California Love2 Pac
1997Walkin' on the SunSmashmouth
1998Ray of LightMadonna
1999SmoothSantana feat. Rob Thomas
2000Thong SongSisqo
2001Fallin'Alicia Keys
2002Soak Up The SunSheryl Crow
2003Crazy in LoveBeyonce feat. Jay-Z
2004SunshineLil' Flip feat. Lea
2005Hollaback GirlGwen Stefani
2006CrazyGnarls Barkley
2007Party Like a RockstarShop Boyz
2008Pocketful of SunshineNatasha Bedingfield
2009Summer NightsRascal Flatts
2010California GurlsKaty Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2011Tonight TonightHot Chelle Rae
2012Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
2013Get LuckyDaft Punk

1 comment:

  1. Oh, man, what a cool idea! One song per summer of our lives is so cool. I, however, might struggle with the past decade or so as I really don't listen to much "today's" music. Good job, guys.