Playlist Thursday: Sounds of Summer

21 Jun

It’s Thursday again already! While I’m out getting my run on early in order to avoid the 100 degree temps we’re expecting, I present you with yet another episode of Playlist Thursday.

This time we’re talking Sounds of Summer – after all, yesterday was the first day of summer!

How it works (in case you’re new here, or forgetful LOL)

Three songs, one post:

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.
Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.
Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Something Old:

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Song: Summertime

Oh yes, I went there. I so went there. I was also ten when this song came out – really?

Fave Quote: “Summer, summer, summertime, Time to sit back and unwind” That’s what summer’s about, isn’t it?!

Something Current:

Artist: Calvin Harris

Song: Let’s Go

Not necessarily a summer themed song, but this song is blowing up right now, and I’m feeling it for a theme song at this very moment.

Fave Quote: “It’s not about what you’ve done, It’s about what you doing, It’s all about where you going, No matter where you’ve been.”

Something to Consider:

Artist: The Ataris

Song: The Boys of Summer

Yes, this is a remake of the Don Henley song, but it kicks ass. They add enough of a punk influence to modernize it and keep your moving!

Fave Quote: “A little voice Inside my head said, "Don’t look back. You can never look back." Exactly.

What songs are you loving for summer?!



8 Responses to “Playlist Thursday: Sounds of Summer”

  1. Miz June 21, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    ahhh I remember DJ JAZZZZY JEFF like it was just yesterday too 🙂

  2. Heather Iacobacci (@hriacobacci) June 21, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    LOL I’m going to have Summertime stuck in my head all day now!

  3. PavementRunner June 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I was thinking about that song as my “something old.” That song was the jam. Oh The Fresh Prince, how he has come so far. Love your something current. Might have to add that. I thought that was a Chris Brown song… eh.

    The quotable should have been “This is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down.”

    • runcupcake June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      Wrong song silly!!!!

      • PavementRunner June 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

        I know, but it would have been a little shout out to his past. 🙂

  4. Sarah June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    LOVING that Calvin Harris song!

  5. Meredith @ DareYouTo June 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Boys of Summer is one of my favorites to run to — any version! Ataris is great, and also like the technoey remix by DJ Sammy for running. Great beat


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