"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"
It's that time of year again.
Like many of you, this is the time of year we get ready to trade business casual for shades and flip flops, enjoy a few cold ones and slow down for the summer.
Beginning this week, TSB launches its summer format for July/August, 2010. Regular visitors will notice a posting once a week as we dig into the TSB vault and re-post material that you might want a second look at.
It is summer, afterall.
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:
- Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler with his solo effort ...
... as well as ...
- "Summertime Blues" - Eddie Cochrane
- "In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
- "Cruel Summer" - Bananarama
- "Surfin' USA" - The Beach Boys
- "Summertime Girls" - Y & T
- "Hot Summer Nights" - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
- "Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow
- "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. "Walking on Sunshine" - KATRINA AND THE WAVES
#2. "All Summer Long" - KID ROCK
#1. "The Lazy Song" - BRUNO MARS
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
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