Now, summer isn't summer without a new Kenny Chesney CD. Since one came out about 3 weeks ago, I am a happy camper right now. I am right there with him, looking at pretty blue water and hearing the steel drums of the islands, no matter where I am.
But the summers of my "boomer" youth belonged to The Beach Boys. Snow could be knee deep and the thermometer could read 0, but when The Beach Boys came on the radio, it was summer in our hearts.
From Good Vibrations, California Girls, Fun, Fun, Fun to Surfin USA , I know I was heading to or thinking about the beach and summer. Being the girly girl that I was and still am, I liked their slow songs best. Surfer Girl, Don't Worry Baby and In My Room.
Surfer Girl..... 1964
In 1988 they had another hit that has become a summer song too. Kokomo Island was in Jamaica but is now known as Sandals Cay, which sounds to me like a part of the Sandals Resort.
So no matter where I am, or what the season really is, when I hear this music, it's summer in my heart.
Do you have any favorite summer songs? Any songs that take you back to summers of long ago?