Friday, July 11, 2014
Songs of Summer
Songs of Summer Blogfest:
Armchair Squid, Suze, and Cygnus
On Friday July 11, post your top five favorite summer songs – and why.
The summer of 1966 was the summer that I most inextricably relate to certain songs. The season that I most associate with songs is winter. Aside from the seasonal songs of Christmas, I probably think of specific songs and music in general in relation to winter for the obvious reason that I tend to be indoors listening to music more and when I was younger I'd make up record lists of what I hoped to find under the tree on Christmas morning. The songs of summer is a trickier one for me.
By 1966 I had become a fairly hardcore music fan. The summer of that year was when my family moved to Tennessee. Shortly after having arrived in Blount County Tennessee I found the local top 40 AM station WNOX and kept track of the songs of that summer. Here are a few that were in continuous rotation over the summer of new beginnings for me:
Do you remember any of these hits? Whatever happened to that Napoleon guy who sang "They're Coming to Take Me Away"? Any songs that you particularly associate with summer?