“Turn Up The Sunshine” – Diana Ross, Tame Impala
Calling it right now: this is the cross-generational, cross-genre song of the summer. One of my nephews loved Pharell’s “Happy” when he was two. I predict his two-year-old brother is going to be crazy about this song.
“Summer Nights” – Hazel English
And this should be the indie rock song of the summer.
“Turn Away” – Sea Lemon
I’ve been hanging onto this song for weeks. Just seems like a summer song.
“Other Girls” – Eux Atres
The Sea Lemon song made me think of this lovely jam, which I know I played in the earliest days of my long-retired music podcast back in 2004. TWENTY-OH-FOUR!
“Airbag” – Radiohead
Last week we celebrated – huh, huh – the anniversary of Japandroids’ Celebration Rock. This week, we harken back to 1997 when Radiohead blew our minds with OK Computer. I still remember the first time I heard it all the way through. In time I became a bigger fan of The Bends, but OK Computer remains one of the most important albums of the past quarter decade.
“My Friend Dario” – Vitalic
Big weekend for us here in the Racing Capital of the World (self-proclaimed).
“Summertime” – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince