The other day as I was listening to the radio in the car a song came on that reminded me of how much I love songs that remind me of summer and just plain make me happy. I immediately started compiling my top ten favorite summery songs list and made it all the way to number four. Then I forgot to think about it again. Today, both Big Mama and Boo Mama have put up lists of their favorite summer songs so I thought I would do the same. Because I'm really tight with Big Mama and Boo Mama. By tight, I mean we are really good friends. And by really good friends, I mean I've never met or spoken to either one of them. We are really only friends in my head. Come to think of it, my head is where most of my social life takes place. God bless imagination. So, here's my list. Feel free to share your favorites too. Happy fourth everyone!
1.) Jack and Diane by John Cougar (prior to him becoming Mellencamp). I don't know if this song came out in the summer or not but it makes me so happy everytime I hear it and is the inspiration for this wonderful list. I never wanted to suck on a chilli dog until I heard this song. By the way, he is awesome in concert even though it is a little disconcerting seeing what a tiny man he is.
2.) Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison? I think he might have sung this song. I'm too lazy to do a google search and see if I'm correct. I never wanted to have brown eyes until I heard this song. It's just so happy!
3.) Boys of Summer by Don Henley. Hello, it's a song with the word summer in the title. Enough said.
4.) Isn't she Lovely by Stevie Wonder. Love, love, love this song. Makes me smile everytime I hear it especially now that I equate it with little Emma.
5.) Happy Girl by Martina McBride I think. Again, lazy. How can you not be a happy girl when you're singing about being one?
6.) Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet. Or anything by Jimmy Buffet. His music makes me want to sell the house, buy a boat, stock up on tequila and anchor off of Catalina Island for awhile.
7.) Dancing Queen by Abba. Oh, speakers at any dance club, I miss you so.
8.) How Sweet It Is by James Taylor. The man has a gift. He could probably sing about your cat dying of cancer and make it sound happy.
9.) Soak up the Sun by Sheryl Crowe. I would love to soak up some sun today if it wasn't 105 degrees outside.
10.) Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Summer, fall, winter, spring. Did you really think I would make a list of my favorite music and not include this song?