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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Music Listener Picks

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We recently spoke with critic Steve Almond about what makes a good summer song (Here & Now producers also offered up their favorites) and listeners sent in their suggestions.  Here’s the compiled listener summer music list. Add your picks in the comments section.

  • “Summer Madness” by Kool & the Gang
  • “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley
  •  Theme from “A Summer Place,” 1959 by Percy Faith
  • “Summertime Rolls” by Jane’s Addiction
  • “US Blues” by the Grateful Dead
  • “Dream” by Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • “Summer Wind” by Madeleine Peyroux
  • “Night Swimming” by REM
  • “Caller No.99″ by Chris Cohen
  • “Summertime, Summertime” by the Jamies
  • “Surf City” by Jan & Dean
  • “The Girls on the Beach” by the Beach Boys
  • “My Little Honda” by the Beach Boys
  • “Praise” by Kinnie Starr
  • “Rosalee” by the Chris Robinson
  • “Blue Sky” by the Allman Brothers Band
  • “Rhythm of Love” by Plain White T’s
  • “Summertime” by My Chemical Romance
  • “Summertime” by The Sundays
  • “America” by Ventura Highway
  • “Another Summer” by Roman Candle
  • “Summertime” by Buffalo Tom
  • “Summer girl,” by Beck
  • “Lazy Afternoon” by the Texas band The Reivers
  • “The Way” by Fastball
  • “Moonlight Feels Right” by Starbuck
  • “Moneygrabber” by Fitz and the Tantrums
  • “Boom Like That” by Mark Knopfler
  • “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas
  • “Summer Sun” by Jukebox the Ghost
  • “Pina Colada in a Pint Glass” by Gaelic Storm
  • “Dan’s Song” by Frank Turner
  • “All Summer,” a collaboration between Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij (of Vampire Weekend) and Best Coast
  • “Hot Town Summer in the City” by The Lovin Spoonful
  • “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

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