Thursday, July 24, 2014

Classic Summer Songs: "Rush, Rush" from Paula Abdul

Inside The Rock Era is featuring the great Sounds of Summer* with great Summer Songs presented daily.  We have identified some of the biggest hits of summers past, and you'll be enjoying them all summer long!  The likeable former Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader came up with the song of her career.  We go to the Summer of 1991:

The Classic Summer Songs* Series on Inside The Rock Era

We hope you have enjoyed your summer, and Inside The Rock Era is doing our part with the Classic Summer Songs* series. 

With a brief break in our succession of spectacular music specials this Summer and Fall, it's a good time to hand out a handy guide to the series.  We didn't choose every song ever released in the summer; rather, the songs were selected because they were memorable songs released in the summertime.

If you've missed some, now would be a good time to catch up!  (and we're far from over...)


1976: "I'll Be Good To You" by the Brothers Johnson

1970: "Tighter, Tighter" from Alive N Kicking

1964: "I Get Around" from the Beach Boys

1986: "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins

1972: "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

1991: "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones

1977: "Best Of My Love" by the Emotions

1981: "Slow Hand" by the Pointer Sisters

1974: "Rock The Boat" from Hues Corporation

1984:  "Jump" from Van Halen

1960:  "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland

1992:  "Baby-Baby-Baby" by TLC

1984:  "Legs" by ZZ Top

1986:  "Invisible Touch" from Genesis

1966:  "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles

1984:  "Dancing In The Dark" from Bruce Springsteen

1961:  "Tossin' & Turnin'" from Bobby Lewis

1975:  "Magic" by Pilot

1989:  "Satisfied" by Richard Marx

1963:  "One Fine Day" by the Chiffons

1970:  "Make Me Smile" from Chicago

1972:  "School's Out" by Alice Cooper

1974:  "The Night Chicago Died" from Paper Lace

1985:  "The Power Of Love" from Huey Lewis and the News

1963:  "Surf City" by Jan & Dean

1970:  "Question" by the Moody Blues

1974:  "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" from Steely Dan

1964:  "Memphis" from Johnny Rivers

1985:  "Summer Of '69" by Bryan Adams

1962:  "The Locomotion" from Little Eva

1965:  "I Can't Help Myself" from the Four Tops

1984:  "Eyes Without A Face" from Billy Idol

1960:  "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley

1974:  "Takin' Care Of Business" from Bachman-Turner Overdrive

1964:  "Under The Boardwalk" by the Drifters

1965:  "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher

1973:  "Will It Go 'Round In Circles" by Billy Preston

1977:  "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb

1964:  "Rag Doll" from the 4 Seasons

1973:  "Shambala" from Three Dog Night

1965:  "Wooly Bully" from Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

1971:  "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr

1967:  "Somebody To Love" from Jefferson Airplane

1971:  "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison

1968:  "Hello, I Love You" by the Doors

1991:  "Unbelievable" from EMF

1963:  "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris

1976:  "Magic Man" from Heart

1973:  "Kodachrome"" by Paul Simon

1976:  "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck

1970:  "O-o-h Child" by the Five Stairsteps

1976:  "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" from Elton John & Kiki Dee

1969:  "Love (Can Make You Happy)" by Mercy

1988:  "New Sensation" from INXS

1984:  "Magic" by the Cars

1975:  "One Of These Nights" from the Eagles

1982:  "Flashdance" from Irene Cara

1985:  "The Captain Of Her Heart" from Double

1992:  "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane

1972:  "Take It Easy" by the Eagles

1978:  "Baker Street" from Gerry Rafferty

1970:  "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry

1993:  "I'm Gonna' Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers

1975:  "The Hustle" from Van McCoy

1975:  "I'm Not In Love" from 10cc

1977:  "Barracuda" by Heart

1970:  "Close To You" from the Carpenters

1975:  "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae

1982:  "Eye Of The Tiger" from Survivor

1973:  "Long Train Runnin'" by the Doobie Brothers

1976:  "Say You Love Me" from Fleetwood Mac

One Week From Tomorrow...

Inside The Rock Era is hard at work preparing the next in an exciting succession of music specials--The Top 100 R&B Songs of the 80's*.  Our Top 100 R&B Songs of the 70's* was such a splash, that we chose to review the genre for the 80's!

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince...they'll all be there and more when we kick off the special Friday, July 1 on Inside The Rock Era.  Join us!