July 19, 2006

Music For a Heatwave

Heatwave As we're set for record temperatures for a July day today, I thought I should raid my music for appropriately themed music to share. I discovered, to my horror, that I had no music by hit 70s group Heatwave, and neither did I have Marylin Monroe's 'Heatwave'.
Having ruled those out, I then looked for some of the most stereotypical titles associated with this weather, and so I bring to you 6 tunes of varying coolness for this hottest of summer days!

Sandra – In the Heat of the Night [Buy 'The Essential Sandra']
Billy Idol – Hot in the City [Buy 'The Greatest Hits]
Suzanne Vega – 99.9F [Buy '99.9F']
Stereophonics – Lying in the Sun [Buy 'Just Enough Education to Perform']
Doves – Catch the Sun [Buy 'Lost Souls']
Chicane – Low Sun [Buy 'Behind the Sun']

If anyone has any more suggestions please add them as comments!


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  1. Groove Armada – At the river… a simple and languid arrangement with dreamy lyrics…

    19 Jul 2006, 11:11

  2. What about Vanilla Ice's classic rip off of Under Pressure Ice Ice Baby?

    19 Jul 2006, 11:44

  3. Good thread. My offerings (again of variable coolness):

    Smashmouth - Walking On The Sun;
    Muse - Sunburn;
    Joe Cocker - Summer In The City;
    Inner Circle - Sweat;
    Rolf Harris - Sun Arise;
    anything by Hot Hot Heat - or indeed Donna Summer if you wish

    Not quite in the same spirit, but the new The Young Knives single Weekends and Bleak Days is great and includes the repeated lyric "hot summer". Very true listening to it on the train to work this morning!

    19 Jul 2006, 13:50

  4. Oops, how could I forget The Seahorses - Blinded By The Sun?

    More later, probably, if/when this makes it to Hot Topics People are discussing...

    19 Jul 2006, 14:01

  5. Christopher Rossdale

    Libertines – Don't Look Back Into The Sun
    Super Furry Animals – Hello Sunshine

    19 Jul 2006, 19:29

  6. The Vines – Sunshinin'
    Delays – You Wear The Sun
    a bit more of a tentative link... but The Flaming Lips – A Spoonful Weighs A Ton?

    19 Jul 2006, 22:40

  7. Mathew Mannion

    Leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again…

    21 Jul 2006, 00:15

  8. Alan R Price

    How about (Love is like a) Heat Wave by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, as also covered by The Who, The Jam and others?

    21 Jul 2006, 10:58

  9. Sue

    Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now

    23 Jul 2006, 09:15


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