Wednesday, July 28, 2010

five summer holiday tunes

It’s strange how some pieces of music immediately make you think of summer holidays (yes, it’s the school hols!). I realise that, if I thought about this long enough, I’d very easily come up with a list of at least a couple of dozen, but here are five that “instantly” spring to mind – new and old (dates relate to the relevant summers):
1. Summer in the City (The Lovin’ Spoonful) 1966
2. Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson) 1971
3. Love Letter (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) 2003
4. Holiday (Joan as Police Woman) 2008
5. Gulf Shores (Bonnie Prince Billy) 2010
(Not sure what happened to the 80s and 90s!).
You’ll no doubt have your own thoughts…

1 comment:

John said...

1 If I Fell Beatles – summer of 1964, Colwyn Bay
2 Hey Jude Beatles – summer of 1968 on the Broads
3 Take it Easy Eagles - summer of 1972 at Abersoch and meeting Helen
4 Beach Baby First Class (Tony Burrows) - summer of 1974, Abersoch again
5 Hotel California Eagles – summer of 1977, our first anniversary