Sunday, August 31, 2014

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! 


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

1991:  "Rush, Rush" by Paula Abdul

1979:  "The Logical Song" from Supertramp

1970:  "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image

1987:  "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses

1971:  "Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere & the Raiders

1979:  "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge

2000:  "Bent" from Matchbox 20

1974:  "Radar Love" from Golden Earring

1964:  "The Girl From Ipanema" by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

2011:  "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas

1975:  "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees

1966:  "Sunshine Superman" from Donovan

2002:  "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones

1999:  "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

1964:  "Wishin' And Hopin'" by Dusty Springfield

1999:  "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon

1981:  "Endless Love" from Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

2008:  "Viva La Vida" from Coldplay

1998:  "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

1970:  "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night

1988:  "Make Me Lose Control" by Eric Carmen

1966:  "Summer In The City" by Lovin' Spoonful

1982:  "Rosanna" from Toto

1976:  "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Lou Rawls

1967:  "Windy" from the Association

1994:  "Shine" by Collective Soul

2001:  "Falllin'" from Alicia Keys

1980:  "Sailing" from Christopher Cross

1972:  "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" by the Hollies

2011:  "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5

1960 and 1962:  "The Twist" from Chubby Checker

2011:  "Party Rock Anthem" from LMFAO

1976:  "Afternoon Delight" from the Starland Vocal Band

1999:  "Maria Maria" by Santana

1987:  "I Wanna' Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

1982:  "Caught Up In You" from .38 Special

1968:  "Grazing In The Grass" by the Friends of Distinction

2005:  "We Belong Together" from Mariah Carey

1964:  "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean

1980:  "Magic" from Olivia Newton-John

2009:  "I Gotta' Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas

1965:  "Satisfaction" from the Rolling Stones

1970:  "Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fare

1978:  "Love Will Find A Way" by Pablo Cruise

1993:  "Show Me Love" from Robin S.

1965:  "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds

1975:  "That's The Way Of The World" by Earth, Wind & Fire

1973:  "China Grove" from the Doobie Brothers

2000:  "Be With You" by Enrique Iglesias

1967:  "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals

2003:  "Crazy In Love" by BeyoncĂ©

1968:  "Mony, Mony" from Tommy James & the Shondells

2011:  "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele

1972:  "Treat Her Like A Lady" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

1968:  "Tuesday Afternoon" by the Moody Blues

1989:  "So Alive" by Love and Rockets

1966:  "Wild Thing" from the Troggs

1967:  "Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry

2011:  "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye

1968:  "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel

1987:  "With Or Without You" from U2

1972:  "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts

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