Ahh, the first weekend of unofficial summer. Imagine this as you sit at your desk today. You are heading out to your deck or patio for some serious hang time. Your entrée is marinating, you’ve just lit the grill, your beverages have achieved optimum iciness. Your favorite friends are on their way over. You position your outdoor speakers, even if just a boom box pointed out the window. You press Play.
What music wafts across your backyard? In other words, what comprises the soundtrack to your summer?
I have many different playlists on my iPod and I typically choose according to the crowd. But if I were stranded on a desert island, with my grilled meat and frozen beverage, of course, and had to choose only, how many shall we say, five songs to groove to, what would they be?
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.
- Weezer, “Island in the Sun”
- Michael Franti, “Say Hey (I Love You)”
- Los Lonely Boys, “Heaven” or maybe “Hollywood”
- Plain White T’s, “That Girl”
- Jonathan Edwards, “Shanty”
If I could have more, I might download a few from a list I found online, Essential Songs for Your Tropical Vacation, but many of those are in my collection already.
Just for the record, Margaritaville is not one of them.