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16 Songs that Totally Scream Summer

There is something about summer…being able to roll down the windows, feeling the air whirl throughout the car and singing at the top of your lungs. You don’t even care who can hear you. It is summer! Growing up in California, summer always came a little early. I had it made.  I lived only 45 minutes from Santa Cruz, a city that felt like summer all year-long.  I typically caught summer fever by mid-April.  I wasn’t the only one.  When the last bell rang for school, we could be found racing away from school and had the summer tunes blaring before we even pulled out of the high school parking lot.   The car DJ was one of the most important jobs. With cases of CDs spread out, it seemed that the beach always called for its favorites. There were so many songs!  And although it will totally date me, I am willing to share.  Here are a few of my favorites that with only a few beats bring summer flooding back. 

Feel free to add to the list!

  • Stir It Up by Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
  • Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  • Tainted Love by Soft Cell
  • What I Am by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  • Can’t Get Enough by Bad Company
  • All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
  • It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M
  • Take it Easy by the Eagles
  • Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
  • Red Red Wine by UB40
  • Blister in the Sun by the Violent Femmes
  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
  • The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police
  • Walk This Way by Run–D.M.C., Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

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