Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Top 50 Songs - from my first 50 years

I've been trying for days to compile a list of top 50 songs, my top 50 songs from my first 50 years.  I am finding it almost impossible since I love music so much that no matter how I try to compile it I leave out things I like or rather LOVE!  Then I start to feel bad because I didn't include something (as if the artist is going to call me and say "hey why isn't my song on the list").  So I decided, after much teeth gnashing and angst to start with a list of my 50 favorite summer songs.

So in no particular order....and I apologize to any artist that I've snubbed!

1. Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful
2. In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
3. The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
4. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
5. Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
6. Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
7. Smoke from a Distant Fire - Sanford Townsend Band
8. Firework - Katy Perry
9. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
10. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers (love the video for this one too)
11. Beautiful Day - U2
12. Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
13. Ramones - Rockaway Beach
14. Pipeline - Gary Hoey
15. Lowrider - War
16. Moondance - Van Morrison
17. Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
18. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top
19. Magic - The Cars
20. House Party - J. Geils Band
21. LA Woman - The Doors
22. Bang a Gong - T-Rex
23. Do Wah Diddy - Manford Man
24. The Logical Song - Supertramp
25. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
26. The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson (and the Miracles)
27. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
28. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
29. Sherry Darling - Bruce Springsteen
30. Mama said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
31. Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
32. Surfin Safari -The Beach Boys
33. Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
34. I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth
35. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas
36. Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
37. Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War
38. Sea of Love - Phil Phillips & The Twilights and/or The Honeydrippers
39.Kodachrome - Paul Simon
40. Seaside Bar Song - Bruce Springsteen
41. Vertigo - U2
42. Vacation - The Go Go's
43. Takin Care of Business - BTO
44. Funkytown - Lipps Inc
45. Radar Love - Golden Earring
46. Holiday - Green Day
47. Call Me - Blondie
48. Must of Got Lost - J. Geils Band
49. Lonely is the Night - Billy Squire
50. It's a Night for Beautiful Girls - The Fools


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