Summer In Stereo Review

HERC never realized just how long 100 days are until he accepted the challenge to post for 100 consecutive days. While it may no big deal to full-time, one post or more a day bloggers like John Book or Martin Maenza, it was a difficult and ultimately rewarding challenge for HERC.  He lost weight, he improved his writing discipline and he grew his loyal readership.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by, read, commented, guest posted(!!!) and encouraged HERC in this undertaking.  He couldn't and wouldn't have done it without you.  Below is a listing of all 100 Songs Of Summer posts and remember they are not ranked in any order other than the order they were drawn out of a hat - click on any number from 100 to 1 to be taken to that post. Or hit the 100 Songs Spotify playlist after the listing.  (In a mysterious turn of events, #86 is no longer available on Spotify despite being available when post was written back in early June. And #69 was never in Spotify's library.)

Fun Facts about HERC's Summer In Stereo:

  • Songs with "summer" in their title: Six
  • The oldest song: #99 (1960)
  • The most recent song: #46 (2014)
  • Average year of all songs: 1983
  • Year with most songs: 1982 (8)
  • Decade with most songs: The Seventies (34)
  • Artist(s) with most songs: Paul McCartney incl. Wings (3) and Prince (3)
Years with no song: 1961, 1965, 1993-1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007-2008, 2010-2012

100Theme From Jaws - John Williams1975
99Walk Don't Run - Ventures1960
98Under The Boardwalk - Drifters1964
97Your Love - Outfield1986
96Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt1975
95Crazy In Love - Beyonce2003
94Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth1997
93Holiday - Madonna1983
92Hot Stuff - Donna Summer1979
91Boondocks - Little Big Town2005
90Stay With Me - Faces1971
89Lovers Who Wander - Dion1962
88Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G.1997
87Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers1976
86U Got The Look (Long Look) - Prince1987
85Spill The Wine - War1970
84Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson1978
83Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder1974
82My Love - Paul McCartney1973
81How Bizarre - OMC1997
80Three Little Birds - Bob Marley1977
79Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - Shangri Las1964
78Such Great Heights - Postal Service2003
77Hotel California - Gypsy Kings1990
76Summer Madness - Kool & the Gang1974
75Surf City - Jan & Dean1963
74Right On Track - Breakfast Club1987
73This Beat Goes On / Switiching to Glide - The Kings1980
72Same Song - Digital Underground1991
71Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam1969
70That Lady (Pts. 1 and 2) - The Isley Brothers1975
69This Is The Go-Go's Medley
68Perfect Way - Scritti Politti1985
67When Doves Cry - Prince1984
66Hella Good - No Doubt2002
65Steal My Sunshine - Len1999
64Miss Me Blind / It's A Miracle - Culture Club1984
63Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers2006
62What You Know - T.I.2006
61Good Vibrations - Beach Boys1966
60Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry1989
59Going Back To Cali - LL Cool J1988
58I Wanna Get Next To You - Rose Royce1976
57Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas1999
56Get Lucky (Daft Punk Remix) - Daft Punk2013
55Some Like It Hot - Power Station1985
54Change - John Waite1982
53Summer Breeze (2004 Philip Steir Remix) - Seals & Crofts1972
52Summer - War1976
51The Way You Move - Outkast2003
50Listen To What The Man Said - WIngs1975
49Misirlou - Dick Dale1962
48Love Plus One - Haircut 1001982
47Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John with Kiki Dee1976
46Fever - Black Keys2014
45Someone Somewhere In Summertime - Simple Minds1982
44Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La) - Kool & the Gang1982
43Waterfalls - TLC1995
42Burn For You - INXS1984
41Got To Get You Into My Life - Earth Wind & Fire1978
40Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancing) - Johnny Rivers1977
39You Dropped A Bomb On Me - Gap Band1982
38Pressure Drop - Toots & the Maytals1973
37Antmusic - Adam & the Ants1981
36Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band1976
35I Disappear - Metallica2000
34Rock N Roll Love Letter - Bay City Rollers1976
33Amber - 3112002
32Faded - SoulDecision2000
31Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip1999
30What Do All The People Know - The Monroes1982
29Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela1968
28That's Not My Name - Ting Tings2000
27Light My Fire - The Doors1967
26More Than A Feeling - Boston1976
25Say It Right - Nelly Furtado2006
24Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie1992
23Beach Baby - First Class1974
22Every 1's A Winner - Hot Chocolate1978
21Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead2009
20Draggin' The Line - Tommy James1971
19Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band1975
18Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings1974
17Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty1989
16Little Red Corvette - Prince1983
15Grease - Frankie Valli1978
14Don't You Want Me - Human League1982
13Situation - Yaz1982
12Indian Reservation - The Raiders1971
11Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer1968
10Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses1987
9Magic - Olivia Newton-John1980
8Poison - Bell Biv Devoe1990
7Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey1978
6Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young - Fire Inc1984
5The Girl From Impanema - Getz/Gilberto1964
4Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam1986
3Children Of The Sun - Billy Thorpe1979
2The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo1972
1Hot Summer Nights - Night1979

Super Special Thanks 
to the soft rock kid 
for Stereo In Summer graphics


  1. All good things must come to an end. Enjoyed the ride!

  2. Herc, congrats on meeting the challenge. Thanks for the great posts.