The Friday 5×2: Summer Playlist, 2018 Edition

I was going to do a new summer playlist, then I went back through the playlists I already did here, here, and here, and decided “why re-invent the wheel?” So, I combined the three lists, knocked out the duplicates and a couple that weren’t totally appropriate, and added one more, to give me a 20-song list. Here it is, with little commentary.

  1. Billy Stewart, “Summertime”
  2. Gale Garnett, “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine”
  3. Chad & Jeremy, “A Summer Song”
  4. The Happenings, “See You In September”
  5. Sly & The Family Stone, “Hot Fun In The Summertime”
  6. Mungo Jerry, “In The Summertime”
  7. The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Summer In The City”
  8. Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze”
  9. Eddie Cochran, “Summertime Blues”
  10. Alice Cooper, “School’s Out”
  11. Bryan Adams, “Summer Of ’69”
  12. Nat King Cole, “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer”
  13. Chicago, “Saturday In The Park”
  14. The Cowsills, “Indian Lake”
  15. Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, “Palisades Park”
  16. The Beach Boys, “All Summer Long”
  17. Frank Sinatra, “The Summer Knows”
  18. Brian Hyland, “Sealed With A Kiss”
  19. Brian Hyland, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”
  20. “Moonglow,” from the 1955 movie Picnic

And that’s your Friday 5×2 (x2) for May 25, 2018. Have a good Memorial Day!

13 thoughts on “The Friday 5×2: Summer Playlist, 2018 Edition

  1. #s 5, 7, 8 and 11 were some of my very favorites, John!
    I have to admit when we played, “School’s out for Summer!” We blasted it as teachers once we were cleaning and getting ready to leave the day After the kids left!

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  2. Thank you, it is a great list. Winter is setting in on this side of the globe; I need some cheering up and I’ll just keep in mind that the wheel of seasons will be turning!

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