I Like Music.

I like music.  ( I realize I just repeated the title but maybe it needed to be said twice.)  I wish I was the person that was into talk radio, books on tape and podcasts.  When I am driving around in my car or at home working or really anytime there is a void of sound I play music to fill the silence.  I can't drive with out it, I can't clean my house with out it, I can't BBQ in the backyard with out it.

A lot of people have way more music than I do.  I stick to a few genres so it probably limits my count a bit.  For the most part I listen to Country, Classic Rock/Oldies, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter and Christian.  You'll find a few "Pop" songs there and there but I don't really own any R&B or Rap. At the moment I have about 2,600 songs from 383 different artists.  It's a fairly good count… but always a work in progress.  If you think there is anyone I should check out (that fall into the above genres) let me know!

Sunday evening I was enjoying some kabobs on the grill with our neighbors.  She enjoyed my music and asked what Pandora station I was listening too.  I told her it was my own station… meaning that I put together a "Summertime" playlist and was playing my music.  I told her I love making "mixes" although I guess nowadays we call them playlists.  I thought I'd share a few (or a lot?) of my favorite songs on my Summertime playlist.  A lot of classics, but maybe there are a few songs in there that will be new to you and you'll enjoy the fresh sound.

First (and most important in my opinion) are the Country songs…

1. "Seventeen" by Tim McGraw
2. "Working on a Tan" by Brad Paisley
3. "Chillin' It" by Cole Swindell
4. "Young & Wild" by Eric Church
5. "Free" by Zac Brown Band
6. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
7. "Ain't Going Down til the Sun Comes Up" by Garth Brooks
8. "Blue Clear Sky" by George Strait
9. "Barefoot Bluejean Night" by Jake Owen
10. "Life is Good" by Kenny Chesney
11. "Fishin' in the Dark" by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
12. "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band
13. "Drink in My Hand" by Eric Church
14. "Beachin'" by Jake Owen
15. "When the Sun Goes Down" by Kenny Chesney
16. "Knee Deep" by Zac Brown Band
17. …And of course this one has to be on your playlist… "Summertime" by Kenny Chesney


1. "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys
2. "Night Moves" by Bob Seger
3. "American Girl" by Tom Petty
4. "Uncle John's Band" by Greatful Dead
5. "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp
6. "Traveling Riverside Blues" by Led Zeppelin
7. "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
8. "It's Still Rock n Roll" by Billy Joel
9. "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen
10. "Celebration Day" by Led Zeppelin
11. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lyrnd Skynyrd
12. "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel
13. "Senator's Son" by CCR
14. "Ventura Highway" by America
15. "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
16. "Could You Be Loved" by Bob Marley (really anything by Bob Marley)
17. "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty

Random: (Alternative/Pop/Singer-Songwriter)

1. "One Big Holiday" by My Morning Jacket
2. "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root
3. "We Are Young" by Fun.
4. "Sound of Sunshine" by Michael Franti
5. "River Water" by Moon Taxi
6. "Down River" by The Temper Trap
7. "Float On" by Modest Mouse
8. "Strawberry Swing" by Coldplay
9. "Cups" by Jean Simon
10. "Kiss Quick" by Matt Nathason
11. "Best Days" by Matt White
12. "Ooh La La" by Counting Crows
13. "Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams
14. "Windows Are Rolled Down" by Amos Lee
15. "Beautiful Day" by Joshua Radin
16. "The General" by Dispatch
17. "Caped Cod Kwassa Kwassa" by Vampire Weekend

It's only about 51 songs and my full Summertime Playlist has about 154 songs so if you need anymore ideas let me know.  Enjoy your music. Enjoy your Summer!


1 comment:

stamper2 said...

I'd bet MY 'Beautiful Day' version by Ryan Huston against yours for summer liveliness:)