Top Ten Summer Songs (RR)

sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,133 Posts
edited June 2006 in Strut Central
Probably brought up on this board a gazillion times, but I just wanna know: what are your top ten summer songs? Songs that you cannot listen to in the winter, songs that you listen to in winter and immediately feel like summer, songs that are pure heat (sic!), anything that comes to mind....feel free to add on and thanks in advance:Heres mine (obviously, there are a million more but I picked these, as I find them all necessary)1. Quincy Jones ??? Summer in the city2 Kool & the Gang - Summer Madness3. Marlena Shaw ??? California soul4. Jazzy Jeff Fresh Prince ??? Summertime5. Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity6. William DeVaughn - Be thankful for what you???ve got7. Faze O ??? Ridin high8. Compton's Most Wanted - Late Night Hype9. Downtown Science ??? Summertime10. Upskiboo- Summer Heat (Soulstrut represent!!!)peace,stickydojah

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  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts
    Probably brought up on this board a gazillion times, but I just wanna know: what are your top ten summer songs? Songs that you cannot listen to in the winter, songs that you listen to in winter and immediately feel like summer, songs that are pure heat (sic!), anything that comes to mind....feel free to add on and thanks in advance:

    Heres mine (obviously, there are a million more but I picked these, as I find them all necessary)


    1. Quincy Jones ??? Summer in the city
    2 Kool & the Gang - Summer Madness
    3. Marlena Shaw ??? California soul
    4. Jazzy Jeff Fresh Prince ??? Summertime
    5. Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity
    6. William DeVaughn - Be thankful for what you???ve got
    7. Faze O ??? Ridin high
    8. Compton's Most Wanted - Late Night Hype
    9. Downtown Science ??? Summertime
    10. Upskiboo- Summer Heat (Soulstrut represent!!!)


    peace,

    stickydojah

    I would definitely need Billy Stewart - Summertime near the top of my list.

  • chungtechchungtech 290 Posts

    2 Kool & the Gang - Summer Madness
    4. Jazzy Jeff Fresh Prince ??? Summertime
    5. Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity

    I agree with all your selection but those three fo sho- they are quintissential summer. if i drink then i want to hear a lighter shade of brown and war and a bb&q song, basically songs that make me think of the inland empire or the 60 fwy and smog/haze for some reason...stevie b. is also really 60 or 10e fwy.

    also toss in some three times dope- funky dividends.

    good thing summer is right around the corner!!

  • Gotta add Central Line's "Walking Into Sunshine"

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Here are ten good ones off the top

    1. Domino - Sweet Potato Pie
    2. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Extra P Remix)
    3. Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
    4. Too $hort - Just Another Day
    5. Byron Stingily - Get Up (Everybody)
    6. Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y. ("Just Another Day" for her works too)
    7. Stevie Wonder - All I Do
    8. Armand Van Helden - Flowers
    9. Diana Ross - Love Hangover
    10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California (Don't hate)

  • Here are ten good ones off the top

    1. Domino - Sweet Potato Pie
    2. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Extra P Remix)
    3. Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
    4. Too $hort - Just Another Day
    5. Byron Stingily - Get Up (Everybody)
    6. Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y. ("Just Another Day" for her works too)
    7. Stevie Wonder - All I Do
    8. Armand Van Helden - Flowers
    9. Diana Ross - Love Hangover
    10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California (Don't hate)

    I associate summer music with my walkman and one of the things about walkmans is that they play tapes. One of the things about tapes is that they take a while to fast forward and you can't just skip tracks. One of the things about not being able to skips is that if you get a tape like this it would be hell because you couldn't skip past all the garbage.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Unless yr talking about the RHCP joint, which I understand, where is the 'garbage'?

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts

  • cHillercHiller 293 Posts
    Odyssey - Our lives are shaped by what we love
    - battened ships

    Leon Ware - That's why i came to california

    Main Ingredient - Summer Breeze
    - California my way

    F.B.I. - Love love love

  • stop_33stop_33 365 Posts
    Odyssey - Our lives are shaped by what we love
    - battened ships

    hope you rockin' "sunny california wo-man" too...

  • cHillercHiller 293 Posts
    Odyssey - Our lives are shaped by what we love
    - battened ships

    hope you rockin' "sunny california wo-man" too...

    of course, right after battened ships

  • dr.dre-"let me ride"
    ramsey lewis-"sun goddess"
    isley bros.-"footsteps in the dark"
    ice cube-"today was a good day"
    funkadelic-"one nation under a groove"

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Hey,

    Here are some (in no particular order):

    1. "I Do Love You"-GQ.

    2. "As"-Stevie Wonder.

    3. "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll"-Vaughn Mason & Crew.

    4. "Rock Creek Park"-The Blackbyrds.

    5. "Family Reunion"-The O'Jays.

    6. "Summer Madness"-Kool & the Gang.

    7. "Livin' for the Love of You"-The Isley Brothers.

    8. "Why Can't We Be Friends"-War.

    9. "Spill the Wine"-Eric Burdon & War.

    10. "(Not Just) Knee Deep"-Funkadelic.

    Honorable Mentions:

    -"Morning Dance" and "Shaker Song"-Sypro Gyra.
    -"Always There" and "Friends and Strangers"-Ronnie Laws.
    -"Summer Breeze"-Seals & Crofts.
    -"Good Times"-Chic.
    -"Native New Yorker"-Odyssey.
    -"Bustin' Loose"-Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers.
    -"Sing a Song"-Earth, Wind, & Fire.
    -"Moving On"-Brass Construction.
    -"Let's Have Some Fun"-The Bar-Kays.

  • rkwparkrkwpark 915 Posts
    Summertime in the LBC - Dove shack
    works even better if you are ummm actually in the LBC.

    San Francisco Knights - People under the Stairs

    -rich

  • Not normally a big jazz funk guy but I would have to say

    BOBBI HUMPHREYS harlem river drive

    is thee most sublime summer p.m. jam.

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Not normally a big jazz funk guy but I would have to say

    BOBBI HUMPHREYS harlem river drive

    is thee most sublime summer p.m. jam.

    Great call!!! Tack on "Skippin" by Ramsey Lewis on some happy summer shit.

    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kalalak

  • stop_33stop_33 365 Posts
    oh yeah... nice bounce there...

  • mandrewmandrew 2,720 Posts
    Summertime in the LBC - Dove shack
    works even better if you are ummm actually in the LBC.

    definitely. cant forget about dogg pound's big pimpin ii too

  • PrimeCutsLtdPrimeCutsLtd jersey fresh 2,632 Posts
    war - all day music

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,329 Posts
    war - all day music

    true, and to add.

    Public Enemy- He got Game

  • sergio mendes-lost in paradise

  • The Raise UpThe Raise Up Golden Years... wah wah wah 452 Posts
    ok, some stuff I seem to play a lot during the summer:

    Eddie Kendricks - Intimate Friends
    Jorge Ben - Eu Vou Torcer
    Copa 7 - Copa 7 No Samba
    Copa 7 - Mulher Absoluta
    Freddie McGregor - Natural Collie
    Isley Brothers - Footsteps In The Dark
    Lord Kitchener - Cricket Champions (actually the entire Kitch '67 lp)
    Mikey Dread - Dread At The Controls lp
    Faze-O - Ridin High
    Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

  • mandrewmandrew 2,720 Posts
    commodores "high on sunshine"
    masakela's "grazing in the grass"
    "lihue" (anasarcasm - holler!)
    blackbyrds "summer love"

  • cHillercHiller 293 Posts
    dynasty - adventures in the land of music
    5th dimension - black patch
    shuggie otis - inspiration information
    os mutantes - Ando Meio Desligado
    EWF - Brazilian Ryhme (over and over again...)
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