Benny's All-Time Top 20 Summer Songs (#4 - #1)

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Postby Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:01 am

Coming up is a list of my all-time favourite summer songs, songs that always put me in a good mood and let me think of the beach, summer holidays etc. :D

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Postby Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 am

20. Summer Sunshine - The Corrs (2004)

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19. Coco Jamboo - Mr President (1996)

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18. Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)

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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:18 pm

:D :D Great idea! Like all 3 of those!! 8-)
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Postby Tiger » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:39 pm

19. Coco Jamboo - Mr President (1996)
20. Summer Sunshine - The Corrs (2004)

The Corrs :)
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Postby adg » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:15 pm

Tiger wrote:19. Coco Jamboo - Mr President (1996)
20. Summer Sunshine - The Corrs (2004)

The Corrs :)
I like both too but I actually prefer Mr President :wink:
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Postby Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:29 pm

17. Steal My Sunshine - Len (1999)

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16. Summer Night City - Abba (1978)

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15. Club Tropicana - Wham! (1983)

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14. Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley vs Funkstar De Luxe (1999)

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Postby Mainshow » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:33 pm

Benny wrote:19. Coco Jamboo - Mr President (1996)

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Amazing! Best song of '96.

I totally dance my ass off, when this cheesy anthem is played at my favourite clubs :D
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Benny wrote:17. Steal My Sunshine - Len (1999)

15. Club Tropicana - Wham! (1983)

14. Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley vs Funkstar De Luxe (1999)
Looove. :D :D
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Postby CZB » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:33 pm

Benny wrote:19. Coco Jamboo - Mr President (1996)
I believe everything here so far did pretty well in the UK - even that one, my favourite up to now (although I think I recall it took a while, and maybe the UK record company had to give it a "remix"?)

It will be interesting to see if there is anything later on that we didn't get in the UK at all.....
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:32 am

Summer Sunshine is an awesome song.
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Postby Benny » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks for the comments! :D
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Postby Benny » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:38 pm

13. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978)

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12. Summer Wine - Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra (1967) / Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon (2007)

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11. California Gurls - Katy Perry (2010)

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10. Hot Summer - Monrose (2007)

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9. Vamos A La Playa - Righeira (1983)

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Postby Haribo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:39 am

"California Gurls" is my least favorite single from Teenage Dream. :-?
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Postby BeeFan » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:36 am

Summer Nights :lol: :D ....big YES to that
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Postby adg » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:59 pm

Len, Wham, Katy Perry and Bob Marley are ace :D
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Postby Benny » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:15 pm

8. Kokomo - The Beach Boys (1988)

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7. Summer Dreamin' (Bacardi Feeling) - Kate Yanai (1991)

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6. Summer Son - Texas (1999)

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5. Cruel Summer - Bananarama (1983) / Ace Of Base (1998)

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Postby adg » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:28 pm

Kokomo is epic! :D
Summer Son and Cruel Summer are great too 8-)
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Postby CZB » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:18 pm

Benny wrote:7. Summer Dreamin' (Bacardi Feeling) - Kate Yanai (1991)
That was actually the very song I particularly had in mind in wondering about non-UK hits to come! :D

I'm not sure if it was even released here, despite there being the version that doesn't mention the specific drink.....

Benny wrote:10. Hot Summer - Monrose (2007)

9. Vamos A La Playa - Righeira (1983)
.....although I'm fairly certain that the Monrose track never was. Righeira, on the other hand, peaked at 53 here - not bad at all for a song in Spanish by an Italian act!

I must admit, I'm quite shocked to discover for the first time today, here.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vamos_a_la ... heira_song)

.....what it's really about!!!

Benny wrote:13. Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978)
8. Kokomo - The Beach Boys (1988)
My own two favourites, by a long way, from these middle segments!
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Postby Benny » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:38 pm

CZB wrote:
Benny wrote:7. Summer Dreamin' (Bacardi Feeling) - Kate Yanai (1991)
That was actually the very song I particularly had in mind in wondering about non-UK hits to come! :D

I'm not sure if it was even released here, despite there being the version that doesn't mention the specific drink.....
"Summer Dreamin'" was only big in the German speaking countries (number one in Germany & Austria, number 2 in Switzerland). As you said there was probably no UK release and hence no UK chart entry. What is really odd is the fact that it didn't become a success in neither the Netherlands nor Belgium, usually these countries are susceptible to English songs that have been successful in their neighbouring countries :o

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Benny wrote:10. Hot Summer - Monrose (2007)

9. Vamos A La Playa - Righeira (1983)
.....although I'm fairly certain that the Monrose track never was. Righeira, on the other hand, peaked at 53 here - not bad at all for a song in Spanish by an Italian act!

I must admit, I'm quite shocked to discover for the first time today, here.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vamos_a_la ... heira_song)

.....what it's really about!!!
For a long time I didn't know either that the song was about the explosion of a nuclear bomb, that's kind of weird :-?
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Postby stevyy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 pm

kokomo <3 timeless.
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Postby Tiger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:19 am

5. Cruel Summer - Bananarama (1983) / Ace Of Base (1998)
6. Summer Son - Texas (1999)
8. Kokomo - The Beach Boys (1988)
11. California Gurls - Katy Perry (2010)
14. Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley vs Funkstar De Luxe (1999)
15. Club Tropicana - Wham! (1983)
16. Summer Night City - Abba (1978)

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Postby BeeFan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:18 pm

Bacardi Feeling is epic :D ...ashamed to say, but I've been drunken so many times to this song :oops: :wink:
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Postby Benny » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:03 pm

Thanks for the comments, here are the final four:

4. Lambada - Kaoma (1989)

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3. Summer Jam - Underdog Project (2000)

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2. Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams (1984)

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1. Boys Of Summer - Don Henley (1984)

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Postby Haribo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:17 pm

Lambada. 8-)
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Postby Wardo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:22 pm

My favourites so far are the ones from Marley and Ace of Base :)

Good idea for a chart, Benny!
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