Top 10 Summer AnthemsBreak out the BBQ and crank it up!
(10) “Summer Breeze” – Seals and CroftThis was at the top of the charts back in '72. Do you remember? (Photo by VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/GettyImages)
(9) “Summertime” – Janis JoplinWe know this one has been covered by many artists...including Tacoma's The Wailers. However, Janis' version might stand toe to toe with Sam Cooke's. It's...
(8) “All Summer Long” – Johnny RiversIf you tried to use this song to advance a romantic escapade...you're certainly not alone. Thank you, Mr. Rivers. (Photo by Getty Images)
(7) any song by the Beach BoysReally. You can't pick one song. It would be a fun -- and challenging -- game to see how many Beach Boys songs you can think of that DON'T remind you of...
(6) “Hot Fun in the Summertime” – Sly and the Family StoneThis one is simply a day in front of the grill wrapped up into three minutes of soul. (Photoby FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
(5) “Summer in the City” – Lovin’ SpoonfulA great jam for us latte-drinkin' folks here in the Emerald City! (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
(4) “Boys of Summer” – Don HenleyBoys of Summer = Baseball. Baseball = Summer. It's math. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
(3) “In the Summertime” – Mungo JerryTry to keep your foot still during this hippy staple! (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
(2) “Summer of ’69” – Bryan AdamsWasn't the summer of 1969 great? Unfortunately this song reminds you it was 43 years ago. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(1) “Summertime Blues” – Eddie CochranIs there anything worse than the summertime blues? The answer is no. Unfortunately our beloved Mariners haven't helped the cause in the past few summers. ...
It’s 72 with a light breeze, and there isn’t a cloud in sight. You’re relaxing on a lawn chair with your buds (or dudettes); in one hand is your favorite beverage, in the other hand is a remote control to the stereo you pulled out of your house in honor of the sunny skies. With just a couple clicks, you have the power to make the ultimate summer soundtrack. We’ve compiled a list of what we think are the top ten summer anthems. We know this will ignite a debate about what was omitted and what shouldn’t have made the list. So after checking out our list, give us your quintessential summertime song!