03 July 2006


It's official - we have a heatwave! In fact, I'm going to Indonesia at the end of the week to escape Britain's soaring temperatures. The plus is that there's more tanning opportunities here. I am naturally brown anyway but whenever I return to Jakarta I am ridiculed and ostracised for looking pale and albino compared to my brethren. Can't be letting that happen again.

Hot weather is great unless, like I did on Friday, you spend 3 hours stuck in the M25 rush in a car without air-conditioning. In that event you need a CD to remind you that summer is supposed to be a happy time. So get that top pulled down and radio on baby with a bit of summer on your stereo:

1) Stereophonics –
Have A Nice Day
2) Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Universally Speaking
3) Don Henley – Boys of Summer
4) The Who – My Generation
5) Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
6) Feeder – Buck Rogers
7) Anchorman – Afternoon Delight
8) Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
9) Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
10) Los Lobos – La Bamba
11) Will Smith – Summertime
12) Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive
13) Jack Johnson – Better Together
14) The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
15) Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
16) Len – Steal My Sunshine
17) B52s – Love Shack
18) New Radicals – Just Can't Get Enough
19) Young Rascals – Groovin’
20) Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
21) Ottis Redding – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay
22) Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
23) Orson – No Tomorrow
24) Shaggy – Boombastic
25) Anything by The Beach Boys

I have blatantly forgotten some quality summer tunes. Leave a comment if you reckon I've had a stinker and left out a classic.


Anonymous vaq said...

summertime at no. 11??? it is clearly THE numero uno summe tune eva..."here it is, the groove slightly transformed..."

Blogger 89 said...

Summer jam by the underdog project...the first line says it all...'this ain't nothing but a summer jam...'

Anonymous mus said...

This Summer Jam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWCKbIvZalM ? Yeah, good call.
Oh man, I remember hearing that playing from your room once or twice. Makes me miss the Maudslay Road days!

That song also reminded me of another good one - Kevin Little's 'Turn Me On' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB1wwb1lyn0 . For some reason reminds me of sitting in the KISS FAHM mobile.

By the way, the songs aren't in any particular order.

Anonymous vid said...

hey Mus, u r coming back!!! give me a ring! it's not that scorching hot here (with the air cons of course)

Anonymous mus said...

Hi Vid! Ya, saya balik hari sabtu. Kayanya saya masih ada nomor teleponmu. Nanti ku telepon kalau nomornya masih ada.


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