My Summer Soundtrack

So, I was thinking the other day about those songs that just seem to scream summer. I’m sure you all know what I mean. There are just certain songs out there that either have a huge summer vibe to them, or they bring back serious memories of summers past. 18 years ago (wow- was it really that long ago!?!?!??!) there was a group called ABC or Another Bad Creation. They were part of the Motown sound that included Boyz II Men and such. My friend Megan and I had a serious thing for their song “Iesha”. We made up a dance and performed it for anyone who would sit still. Well, recently on You Tube I found the music video and it made all of the memories from that summer come flooding back! It wouldn’t let me copy the info to embed it straight to this post, but if you need a blast from this past click here and it will take you to the video! I’m telling you- you’re in for a major time warp and some good laughs! (Oh, and happy birthday to Megan! Today she is, well, I won’t out her! It’s not like we’re that old, but to realize that we made that dance up 18 years ago is kind of freaking me out! Happy birthday girl! I miss you and hope your day was great!)

I decided to make a list of the 15 songs that scream summer to me. So here they are!
15. Our Lips are Sealed– The Go-Go’s
14. All for You– Janet Jackson
13. Summer time– Will Smith
12. Summer Nights– Grease
11. Gettin’ Jiggy with it– Will Smith
10. I Want You Back– Jackson 5
9. Here for the Party- Gretchen Wilson
8. Strawberry Wine- Deana Carter
7. Bye, Bye, Bye- ‘N Sync
6. Always Be My Baby- Mariah Carey
5. I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys
4. Come On Over- Christina Aguilera
3. Summertime– New Kids on the Block (If you haven’t heard- they’re back and I LOVE this song!!!!)
2. Yeah– Usher
1. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem- Kenny Chesney

Okay, so these are really in no particular order… it was too hard to do it that way! But if I could make my own summer soundtrack all of these songs (and many more) would be on it! What songs remind you of summer? What did I leave off? Whatever it is, have a great summer, and listen to great music to make some great memories!!!!

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10 thoughts on “My Summer Soundtrack

  1. Kari your kids were adorable at the pool the other day!! Bri started walking home with me and I said Bri I think your dad wants you to come with him and she said “He doesn’t need me!” and then she went “shh don’t tell him I said that” it was sooo funny. Hope you are good!!

  2. bethany you should have kept her, she has been nothing but trouble – gum in her hair, ice cream all over herself, demanding time of the adults in her life. She would have much more fun with you.

  3. Kari that is the cutest idea I have ever seen . . . and I can still see you and Megan on the back patio dancing your hearts out. One question – where were your children when you were doing this? 🙂

  4. Oh yes….sweet Iesha. I actually have that on my video Ipod (the video). It cracks me up. Were we as young as those kids singing it? Yeah, we were kind of little wierdos back in the day. I loved when we would pretend we were gymnasts and our “boyfriends” would come watch our practices. Wierd… That is a nice list of songs. I put the summer mix on my blog cause I needed some sweet summer tunes!

  5. I realize this is my third comment, but I had to say that you forgot to include anything by the Beach Boys. I would recommend Kokomo. That makes me feel like I am on vacation. Good luck with the move this weekend! That is crazy your house is done. I can’t wait to see pictures!

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