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Mike D’s Top 10 Summer Songs

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It's finally here. I know you feel it. Time to sit back and unwind. School's out and the clothes are coming off. Barbeques, pools, riding with the windows down and the wind in your hair. What else can you ask for? So here we go again, another installment of Mike D's Top 10. In descending order, here comes the Summer Songs.

10. Bob Marley, "Jammin"
Gotta start it off right with some Bob. "Jammin" is a feel good song. Nothing says warm weather and kickin' back like a Mr. Marley song. Let your worries drift away…

9. The Who, "Summertime Blues"
This is the song for all of you who will be working your butts off this summer. Working a lot means you'll have plenty of money, but not as much fun. Oh well. Ain't no cure for the summertime blues!

8. The Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer In The City"
Really hot days can lead to really hot nights, if you know what I mean. Put this one on when it's too hot to do anything outside. At night, it's a different world. Live it up!

7. Justin Timberlake, "Summer Love"
I'm not gonna lie, I love this song! The beat is hot, and JT describes every guy's goal during the summer. Amazing weather, plus falling in love, equals summer love.

6. Bryan Adams, "Summer of '69"
This song is all about the good ol' days of summer. The days when you were a kid and nothing else mattered except having fun. Like he says in the song, "Those were the best days of my life."

5. The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun"
I love playing this song when spring and summer roll around. After long, gloomy days of winter, this one can pep you right up and bring a smile to your face. "It seems like years since it's been here." Damn right, George.

4. Phil Vassar, "Six Pack Summer"
For the record, I hate country music. But in all honesty, this song just makes me want to crack a cold one on a hot summer day. Of course, if I would have written this song, it would have been called "Twenty-four Pack Summer." Get on my level Phil.

3. Don Henley, "Boys of Summer"
This is a classic summer song. In a way, it kind of makes me sad. If this playlist was a story or movie, this song would come right after JT's "Summer Love" because it's about what happens after that summer love.

2. Sublime, "Doin' Time"
"Summertime and the livin's easy." Now this, is what summer is all about people! Probably my favorite summer song to kick back to.

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, "Summertime"
How could this NOT be number one?! It is the ultimate summer song. The definition of summer. Like Will said, "It's like the summer's a natural afrodisiac." Time to sit back and unwind yall!

Honorable Mentions:
– Kool & The Gang, "Summer Madness"
– Alice Cooper, "School's Out"
– Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy"
– Incubus, "Summer Romance"
– R. Kelly, "Happy Summertime"

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