It’s Friday – It’s Summer Songs

It’s Friday (Woot Woot!) It’s Summer (Holla!)

Friday afternoons are a special time at the office. Especially in Summer. The office is quiet and the work is slow. Those last 3 hours can drag on and on and on and on and on…

I have decided to go on the offensive today. I WILL NOT LET SUMMER FRIDAY AFTERNOON DEFEAT ME! Thus, I have created a wonderful playlist to get me through the day. These are songs that make you want to dance in your cubicle even though Dave across the aisle can probably see you (completely hypothetical of course).

Here are the top 30 songs for “It’s friday – It’s summer” from my work itunes (in no particular order):

1: Theme from Boondock Saints – mainly bc it makes me think of St. Patty’s day

2: Tears Dry on my Own – Amy Winehouse – I will never tire of her doo-wop ditties

3 Chain of Fools – Aretha Miss Franklin if you’re nasty – This song makes me want to have attitude. Just try not to pout your lips and shake your head as you sing along.

4: Tennessee – Arrested Development – I had a difficult time choosing between this song and Mr. Wendel. Tennessee ended up winning for the line, “A game of horseshoes!”

5: When the Night Feels My Song – Bedouin Soundclash – I don’t know where I got this song, but it’s really great

6: Itchypoo Park – Ben Lee – Ben Lee is great. I really wanted the song “What would Jay Z do.” But unfortunately I only have it at work. But this is a great backup

7: F-cking Boyfriend – The Bird and the Bee – You can’t not smile while listening to this song. Love this band

8: Banquet – Bloc Party – I just like this one and that’s all I really have to say about that

9: I feel the Earth Move – Carole King – Tapestry is one of the best albums of all time. Matt and I want to start at Carole King cover band. I think this song will be my specialty.

10: Aretha Sing One for Me – Cat Power – I’m obsessed with Cat Power’s newest album. Most of her songs are total downers though. This one gets me moven’ though.

11: Nighttiming – Coconut Records – I LOVE Jason Swartzman. Rushmore is easily one of my favorite movies. When I found out that he had a new album out I rushed to my itunes and was pleasantly surprised. It’s very west coast/oc style. Nighttiming is my fav from it, and I find I put it on almost all of my playlists.

12: All Along the Watchtower – Eddie Vedder and the Million Dollar Bashers – this is from the “I’m Not There Soundtrack” which is AWESOME. I have yet to be tired of this album and it’s been on repeat for months. Can you really go wrong with Eddie on a Friday – or any day for that matter?

13: Ok, It’s Alright with Me – Eric Hutchinson – I must admit, I trust Perez Hilton with my music listening. He turned me on to Eric Hutchinson and I’m oh so glad he did. Great summer listening

14: When The Lights Go Out – 5ive – 5ive has always and forever will be my favorite boy band. This song is a classic

15: Hippopopotamous and Ryhmnosaurous – Flight of the Conchords – I think Bret and Jermain are the funniest guys and this song is case in point.

16: Booty Call – G Love and Special Sauce – This song is summer

17: Shakedown Street – Grateful Dead – Makes me think of college, and the Ruse playing this song at the Rockhouse on a hot Sat night, which makes me happy

18: Down to the Market – The Kooks – Great song, very catchy. Perfect for driving with the windows down on a lunch break

19: Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie – Need there be an explanation?

20: Paper Planes – MIA – Makes me want to be a bad ass

21: See you Again – Miley Cyrus – Judge all you want, but this is a really catchy song. Ask anyone who was at New Years 2k7 with me. By the 400th time it’s played, you love it.

22: This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan – I am embarrassed/proud to say I know every single word

23: Take Off My Clothes – Morningwood – Every woman who listens to this song, will have some guy come to mind when she hears it. And then she’ll smile

24: Handle Me – Robyn – I’m so grateful Matt introduced me to the wonder that is Robyn. Yes this is the “Show me Love” Robyn but now she’s laced with hip hop and attitude. Great pop song.

25: Where Did you Heart Go Missing – Rooney- My most played song on my work itunes. It is impossible not to feel happy when you hear it. It’s also impossible not to shimmy your shoulders.

26: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend – I had a difficult time picking just one song from their album. This is another cd that I will never tire of. It always makes me happy and it sounds like Summer or Friday – better yet a Summer Friday

27: Superstition – Stevie Wonder – I got to see the fabulous Stevie at the Obama Rally in Indy. All I wanted was to hear Superstition. He didn’t play it, but it was still AMAZING!

28: No Diggity – Blackstreet – This song is evident of how great the 90’s were. Every time I hear this song I have to call Jane because this song single handedly got us through the long bus ride from Prague to Berlin.

29: Tonight I have to Leave It – Shout Out Louds – they sounds like the cure and I like it. It’s my mellow summer jam

30: Eventually – Zox – Great for a summer bbq

and there you have it – go forth listen and survive your friday

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