Summer Songs on KCRW

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It just so happens that both Chuck P and I made Summer mixes yesterday – his was on air from 6 to 9pm filling in for Gary Calamar while mine was on my iTunes at the request of a  pop-loving friend. We have a few songs in common (Neon Indian, War and Lovin’ Spoonful made both lists) but otherwise, they are pretty different.

Check out Chuck P’s tracklist here and hear the show in the archives.  Mine is below.


Summer In the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful (Platinum & Gold Collection: The Lovin’ Spoonful)

Hot Fun In The Summer Time – Sly & The Family Stone (Greatest Hits)

Doin’ Time – Sublime (Sublime)

Picnic In The Summertime – Deee-Lite (Dewdrops In The Garden)

Summertime – The Sundays (Static & Silence)

Summer Days – Phoenix (United)

The Summer – Coconut Records (Davy)

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Summer – War (The Very Best of War)

Summertime – Josh Rouse (Subtítulo)

Weekends And Bleak Days (Hot Summer) — The Young Knives

Summertime Clothes — Animal Collective (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Editor’s Note: Our latest Guest DJ Lisa Cholodenko reminded me of this song and you can hear what she has to say about it here

Feels Like Summer – Al Green (The Belle Album)

Summertime –  Billie Holiday (The Complete Billie Holiday)

Summertime – Jesca Hoop (Kismet)

Unemployed In Summertime – Emiliana Torrini  (Love In The Time Of Science)

Deadbeat Summer – Neon Indian (Psychic Chasms)

Rhyme For The Summertime -G. Love & Special Sauce (G. Love And Special Sauce)

That Summer Feeling – Jonathan Richman (I, Jonathan)

Summer Mood – Best Coast (Crazy for You)