The List: Best Summer Songs

With the mercury rising and the Fourth of July weekend bearing down us, the time has come to do what every good music geek does: create a list. We're going to try a game, and if it works, we could make it a weekly thing. So roll open the windows, crack open a cold one, and decide on the best summer songs of all time.

The Criteria: memorable hook, stong dance beat, and/or sing along chrous/lyrics. Here're our to five (in no particular order):

  1. Low Rider - War
  2. Ramblin Man - Allman Brothers
  3. E-Pro - Beck
  4. Summersong - The Decemberists
  5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Let us know your picks for the top Summer Songs, and don't forget to take the survey!


Jason@PSB said...

Personally, I think 'Honky Tonk Woman' is more summertime than 'Satisfaction' ... and no Fresh Prince?

MBD said...

Satisfaction has that "walking down the street" attitude a summertime anthem needs. The Fresh Prince missed it by that much. Also, this list is far from comprehensive.

Jason@PSB said...

I feel you on the walking down the street vibe, but for me that summertime feeling is something playing out the stereo with the barbecue going and a beer in hand.