Monday, May 29, 2006

Summertime Blues

So thanks to some of you that have sent me some song selections for the smattering of a summertime playlist, I have completed (not really, it will change all the time) a 70 song playlist for the summer of 2006. It's 5 hours of tunes that will accompany me along the way to the shore, Wilkes and B-Hem, Deleware, work and wherever the wind takes me this summer. Most songs are just great songs to jam out to, but here and there their are specific songs about summer and songs that I love to just roll down the windows at 3am and blare to relax. Here it is with highlighted suggestions and links to the bastards who gave me the idea for those songs.

1. Lou Reed- Crazy Feeling
2. Fountains of Wayne- It Must Be Summer
3. Simon and Garfunkel- Baby Driver
4. Brian Wilson- Good Vibrations
5. The Shins- So Says I
6. Yo La Tengo- Season of the Shark
7. Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Tell Me Baby
8. Pixies- Bone Machine
9. White Stripes- Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
10. Jesus and Mary Chain- Surfin' USA
11. Gorillaz- Feel Good Inc.
12. Reggie and the Full Effect- Get Well Soon
13. Flaming Lips- It Overtakes Me/ The Stars Are So Big, I am So Small... Do I Stand a Chance?
14. Television- Days
15. Secret Machines- Lightning Blue Eyes
16. Magic Numbers- Love Me Like You
17. The Fever- Gypsy Cab/ Down on Dog Street
18. Stephen Malkmus- The Hook
19. Foo Fighters- Baker Street
20. My Morning Jacket- Run Thru
21. Dump- The Beautiful Ones
22. The Raveonettes- Red Tan
23. Eels- Novacaine for the Soul
24. The Lemonheads- I'll Do It Anyway
25. Wilco- Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)
26. Refreshments- Banditos
27. Queen's of the Stone Age- The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
28. The Zombies- Beechwood Park
29. The Four Seasons- Walk Like a Man
30. The Four Tops- Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)
31. Mott the Hoople- Honaloochie Boogie
32. The Beatles- I Feel Fine
33. Donovan- Epistle to Dippy
34. The Moody Blues- Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)
35. The Velvet Underground- I Can't Stand It
36. T-Rex- Born to Boogie
37. Rush- Fly By Night
38. Elton John- Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to be a Long Long Time)
39. Elvis Costello & The Attractions- Oliver's Army
40. Warren Zevon- Nighttime in the Switching Yard
41. Bruce Springsteen- Growin' Up
42. The Who- Join Together
43. Capt. Beefheart- Tropical Hot Dog Night
44. Brian Eno- Backwater
45. Foo Fighters- A320
46. Grandaddy- El Camino's in the West
47. David Bowie- Sound and Vision
48. Electric Six- Future Boys
49. Paul Simon- You Can Call Me All
50. Deep Purple- Maybe I'm a Leo
51. Primus- Shake Hands with Beef
52. My Bloody Valentine- Come In Alone
53. King Crimson- Heartbeat
54. Toto- Africa
55. Roxy Music- More Than This
56. Cory Hart- Sunglasses at Night
57. The Police- De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
58. Def Leppard- Bringing' on the Heartbreak
59. Nick Drake- Hazy Jane II
60. Brian Eno- St. Elmo's Fire
61. Jeff Buckley- Lilac Wine
62. Bob Dylan- Just Like a Woman
63. Beck- Feather in Your Cap
64. David Byrne and Brian Eno- Regiment
65. John Cale- Barracuda
66. Led Zeppelin- Down by the Seaside
67. Pearl Jam- Parachutes
68. Neil Young- On The Beach
69. Prince- Purple Rain
70. Stevie Wonder- Don't You Worry Bout a Thing

So thats the playlist. The summer is about fun, relaxing, rocking out and nostalgia so you can see how this list flows with spurts of 80's & 90's goodness, followed with some obvious choices then random pretentious rock. It's the way I roll. So next time you are in my car, prepare to hear some of these songs. 5 hours of summertime rockin.

(Editor's Note): I have renamed all you excellent bloggers after some of my favorite Who songs. I noticed that I was scrapping for really excellent icons and figured the song titles would be better. So if you don't like what you are, live with it. If you don't know the song, then it's your loss. Also, if anyone knows how to change my background to a picture through HTML means, let me know so I can totally jazz this shite up and make it look damn sexy.


Meg said...

sigh. my only contribution was Toto's Africa. well, rock on paul. sounds like a good list. I just made a couple of CD's for my car and the right CD makes all the difference.


Meg said...

ps: i regret suggesting "passenger seat" because it's on one of my CD's and it depresses me too much as well. You're welcome.

Sara said...

Pshaw, my suggestion didn't make the cut, you hate me.

But I like my song title, very much, so thank you.