Another one of those weeks where The Thursday Ten and Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop intersect!
This week’s prompt:
Create a summer playlist and share it.
That’s right up my alley! I’m always crawling around YouTube, pulling songs together for blog entries, and sharing them.
There are literally hundreds of lists online that answer the question, “what are some of the most popular songs for summer?” And, while I looked at a couple, I had two-thirds of this assembled before I even looked at them.
Practically all of these songs were from the 1960’s and 1970’s, and they more or less fell into chronological order. I included one from the 1980’s (Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69”) so I didn’t come off as a complete old fogey (although you know darn well that’s what I am).
So, here’s the playlist. There were so many, and each one led me to another song or two, and by the time I was through, I had about fifty songs. I got it down to twelve, though. The list of songs, including what year they came out and their final chart position in the US, is under the YouTube frame. Enjoy!
|1||Summertime (from “Porgy And Bess”)||Billy Stewart||1966||#7 (R&B), #10 (Pop)|
|2||In the Summertime||Mungo Jerry||1970||#3|
|3||Hot Fun in the Summertime||Sly and the Family Stone||1969||#2 (Hot 100), #3 (R&B)|
|4||Summer in the City||Lovin’ Spoonful||1966||#1|
|5||Sunny Afternoon||The Kinks||1966||#14|
|6||See You In September||The Happenings||1966||#3|
|7||We’ll Sing in the Sunshine||Gale Garnett||1964||#4 (pop), #1 (AC)|
|8||A Summer Song||Chad and Jeremy||1964||#7|
|9||Summer Breeze||Seals and Crofts||1972||#6 (pop), #4 (AC)|
|10||Summertime Blues||Blue Cheer||1968||#14|
|11||School’s Out||Alice Cooper||1972||#7|
|12||Summer of ’69||Bryan Adams||1985||#1|
And there’s your Thursday Ten (plus two) for June 25, 2015.