Friday, July 20, 2012

summer mix

happy friday!
after a long week filled with a broken AC unit, a sore body from too much exercise, and 3 nights of j being gone. i am ready for some r + r! i've got a baby shower for a dear friend (can't wait to meet baby girl audrey)! j + i are hanging out with his family on sunday for some grilling out + pool time.

one of my favorite parts of summer is driving around, windows down, with the music turned up!
NPR posted this article that has the top summer hits from 1962 - 2012. the writer notes that "the sound of popular music has changed the most, as the top summer hits go from surf rock in the early 1960s through British then American rock-n-roll, disco, power ballads, R&B, boy bands, and hip hop." interesting, huh?

i have to admit that my favorite genres include surf rock, rock-n-roll, and [older] hip hop!
below are some of my favorite summer hits. check out the full list here!

2011: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
2009: Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling"
2006: Shakira, "Hips Don't Lie"
2005: Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"
2003: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, "Crazy In Love"
1998: Brandy & Monica, "The Boy Is Mine"
1997: Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Ma$e, "Mo Money Mo Problems"
1995: TLC, "Waterfalls"
1994: Ace of Base, "Don't Turn Around"
1994: All-4-One, "I Swear"
1994: Lisa Loeb, "Stay"
1993: Tag Team, "Whoomp! (There It Is)"
1992: Sir Mix-A-Lot, "Baby Got Back"
1990: New Kids on the Block, "Step By Step"
1986: Madonna, "Papa Don't Preach"
1984: Prince & The Revolution, "When Doves Cry"
1983: The Police, "Every Breath You Take"
1977: Fleetwood Mac, "Dreams"
1972: Bill Withers, "Lean On Me"
1972: Sammy Davis, Jr., "The Candy Man"
1969: The Beatles, "Get Back"
1968: Simon & Garfunkel, "Mrs. Robinson"
1967: The Doors, "Light My Fire"
1965: The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man"
1965: The Beatles, "Help!"
1964: The Animals, "House of the Rising Sun"
1963: Lesley Gore, "It's My Party"
1962: Neil Sedaka, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"

have a wonderful weekend!


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