It’s the first official day of summer! The kids are out of school, and it’s time for family vacations, backyard barbecues and pool parties. Let’s find you six cool 80s summer jams to help you “Beat The Heat!”
Summer In Las Vegas Can Be Brutal
All those activities we mentioned sound like a lot of fun. But, here in Las Vegas, summer can be brutal. Unless you have access to a pool, those hot summer days with temperatures above 110 degrees can be dreadful.
Even if you do dive into a pool, the water can be so warm that it feels like you’re taking a bath. The only time you cool off is when you get out of the pool. That dry desert breeze gets you shivering on a 100+ degree day. A strange phenomenon, for sure.
Great Summer Jams From Every Decade
This season has to be the one with the most songs written about it. Well, except for maybe the holiday season around Christmas and New Year. Go back to the 1960’s and you can hear “Summer In The City” by Lovin’ Spoonful. Then, there’s “Hot Fun In The Summertime” by Sly & The Family Stone.
Move ahead to the 1970’s and Mungo Jerry brings us that tune “In The Summertime,” which was featured in the film Wedding Crashers. How about Seals & Crofts with “Summer Breeze?” We can’t forget “Summer Nights” by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and the cast from the movie Grease.
More recently, Kid Rock mashed up piano and guitar riffs from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London.” Per Wikipedia.org, “All Summer Long” became the most successful hit of his career in 2008.
Cool Summer Jams of the 80s
However, for our purposes, we’re going to focus on the “MTV Decade.” The 1980’s. It’s a decade that provided the world with lots of fun, feel good music. And, those cool 80s summer jams are just what you need for your next pool party, courtesy of 96.3 KKLZ!