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“The Playlist” Knows It’s Summertime!

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The calender says we still have a couple of weeks before we can official begin summer, but everyone embraces Memorial Day weekend as the launch of the season.  “The Playlist” recognizes this as well, bring you songs that embrace “Summer”!

Over the next few weeks, The Playlist will bring you music that touches on the “heat” and the “sun”, but this week we somehow found 20 songs that use Summer in the song.  You will feel the Summer in time, in memory, in classic moments, even in the weather, and the artists run the gambit from rock to rap.

No you will not see the 70s classic “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts, but you get an update that trumps the dated original!  Feel free to set your iPod up with these 20 songs that will put you in a true Summer mood!

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceSummertime (“Drums Please!”)

Kid RockAll Summer Long (he’s @ Revel Resort this weekend!)

The Motels Suddenly Last Summer (flashback moment)

LFOSummer Girls (#3 in 1999, sadly front-man Rich Cronin passed away losing his battle with leukemia in Sept. 2010)

Y&TSummertime Girls (like LFO, but way different, and big on MTV when they played videos)

The CarsMagic (“Summer, Summer, Summer ….. it’d like a merry-go-round”)

Justin TimberlakeSummer Love (do you ever forget your first summer love?)

SublimeDoin’ Time (“Summertime and the living is easy”, like the picture)

Jason MrazSummer Breeze (this cover of the 70s classic is worth discovering!)

New Kids On The Block Summertime (their comeback hit of 2008)

Richard MarxEndless Summer Nights (has written for Keith Urban, Lifehouse and Daughtry over the last few years)

The AtarisThe Boys of Summer (I know Don Henley here, but this cover rocks!)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John — Summer Nights (admit it, you know the words!)

Michael Buble’Home (“Another Summer day has come and gone away”)

Bryan AdamsSummer of ’69 (when the New York Mets were a good baseball team)

BananaramaCruel Summer (that would involve a lot of rain and heartbreak)

Rascal Flatts Summer Nights (#2 at Country, and a Top-30 Billboard hit in 2009)

The SundaysSummertime (the band’s 4th Top-10 Modern Rock hit in 1997)

Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money (so this is a Summer Job?  Much respect to the Queen of Disco!)

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