There’s always a perfect song to capture every moment in one’s life – the sad love songs for the broken hearted, the throat-tearing rock songs for the high spirited, country songs for the sentimental, etc.
For those wishing to celebrate the joys of life in the cheeriest time of the year, there are songs that capture the image of the beach, the blinding sun and freedom – the summer songs.
So what will you be playing this summer? What about the six of the best summer songs of all time?
1. Summer Nights. Who hasn’t sung “Summer days driftin’ away to, uh-oh, summer nights”? In the 1970s, Grease stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta recorded this song and, in that era, it placed a mere fifth on the charts. Today, however, this classic song with its summer-romance lyrics and irresistible dance tune remains a hit with the whole family, from the teens who can so relate with the words to the mums and dads who can still remember their own summer days – and nights!
2. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini “that she wore for the first time today . . .” It’s fun to sing and has a catchy beat. This song captures the rare and unfailing charm of a young girl too shy and too modest to venture out wearing her first bikini. This Bryan Hyland song could still be heard playing in resorts and luaus today, an ode to pretty young girls having their first adolescent summer.
3. California Girls. No summer music playlist would not be complete without a song from The Beach Boys. The band, dubbed as the kings of surf music in the ‘60s, released this song expressing their admiration for the West Coast girls: “I wish they all could be California girls . . .” The laidback dance tempo reminds one of lazy summer days spent in a gently swaying hammock watching pretty girls passing by under a gentle California sun.
4. Wipe out. While most songs have words to accompany their melody, The Surfaris chose to create an eargasm perfect for the summer: Wipe Out. The adrenaline-pumping beat of this song creates the exact feeling you would get when surfing on a beautiful plunging Pacific wave!
5. Under the Boardwalk. In 1964, The Drifters recorded this song, a ballad about the romance made under the planks built on beaches – a list of memories of youth and a summer love: “Under the boardwalk, out of the sun . . . we’ll be havin’ some fun . . . people walking above . . . we’ll be falling in love . . . under the boardwalk.” The song has a dreamy tune that hypnotizes its listeners and is great for slow dancing with your own summer love.
6. Waterfalls is actually a depressing summer song by TLC, tackling subjects of drugs and sex. However, the beat and tune of this song is so irresistible, it topped the charts for seven weeks after its release, and it continues to be popular to this day. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls . . .”
CD Replication is used to put all of these songs onto a CD where you can purchase them both online and in local stores. Play a CD of these greatest summer songs of all time in the background as you relax at the beach or spend lazy days and nights with your friends, and take your summer days to a whole new level of fun and memories that you will cherish remembering for the rest of your life.