Friday, June 25, 2010

Seamless in the Summer of 2010

"No more pencils.... no more books...No more teacher's dirty looks! Out for summer! Out till fall, we might not come back at all"

Since its inception in August of 2008, The Seamless Brand has set out to publish fresh material each and every business day.

With the exception of two days in January 2009 (handicapped by technical issues in Mexico) and another two day hiccup in January 2010 (while on location in Las Vegas) TSB has succeeded on no fewer than 464 occasions.

And now, just like you, we're ready to kick back with our flip flops, enjoy a few cold ones and slow down for the summer.

Beginning on Monday, June 28th TSB launches its summer format for July/August, 2010. Regular visitors will notice a Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting schedule as we dig into the TSB vault and re-post material that you might want a second look at.

But, it is summer.

When the right kind of day is welcome relief for winter-weary spirits.

Summer not only changes the way we approach our work, it also has a way of making the music we enjoy more vivid.

Summer songs are unlike any other.

Once "Schools Out", reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic give way to racing, romance, and rocking good tunes. It is only fitting that today on TSB, we unveil our 2010 list for the Top Five "Songs of Summer".

Our choices are based on three general criteria:

- The song needs to be a Top Ten single on Billboard.
- Reflects summertime values of fun in the sun.
- Comes with a kickass video.

Close, but no cigar honors go to several artists including:

- "Summertime Blues" - Eddie Cochrane
- "In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
- "Cruel Summer" - Bananarama
- "Surfin' USA" - The Beach Boys
- "Hot Summer Nights" - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
- "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves
- "Summer in the City" - The Lovin' Spoonful
- "Heat Wave" - Martha and the Vandellas
- "Summer of 69" - Bryan Adams
- "Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett

So here it goes ... TSB's Top Five "Songs of Summer":

#5. "Something Like Summertime" - BON JOVI

#4. "California Girls" - DAVID LEE ROTH

#3. "Summertime Girls" - Y & T

#2. "Soak Up the Sun" - SHERYL CROW

#1. "All Summer Long" - KID ROCK

Hope you enjoy many perfect days through July/August when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, lawn mower is broken and the music is rocking!

All summer long.

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it" DAVID LEE ROTH


Anonymous said...


Patrick Pendergast said...


Admittedly you open yourself for critique when publishing any "Top" list, and with that in mind I must cry "FOUL!!!" for the omission of DJ Jazzy Jeff/Will Smith's 1991 R&B #1 smash hit "Summertime".