Music Mama: “Celebrate Summer”

By Jackie Helton, the Music Mama

We can’t let summer slip by without a red hot summer playlist. These are great tunes to load on your iPod before you hit the beach, or, if you’ve already been there, use these songs to remember your vacation. This would also be a great mix of songs to play for a backyard barbecue or party on your patio. They’re light, fun songs that always remind me of summer. Put on your coolest sunglasses and enjoy!

summer_clipart_sun.gifSummertime, by New Kids on the Block

Hot, Hot, Hot, by Buster Poindexter

Walking on Sunshine, by Katrina and the Waves

Smooth, by Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana

California Girls, by The Beach Boys

Heat Wave, by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Summer Nights, by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Summer in the City, by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Kokomo, by The Beach Boys

Hot Fun In the Summertime, by Sly and the Family Stone

Escape (The Pina Colada Song), by Rupert Holmes

Coconut, by Nilsson

One Love, by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Summer Breeze, by Seals and Crofts

Sunshine Superman, by Donovan

Caribbean Queen, by Billy Ocean

It’s Five O’clock Somewhere, by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, by Israel Kamakawiw’ole

Cheeseburger in Paradise, by Jimmy Buffett

Fire, by The Pointer Sisters

Did we leave out your favorite song for summertime? Click on the word “comment” below and post your favorite to add to the list.