Together, we're building a summer soundtrack. The challenge is to list five songs that take you back to different summers over your life. Only I grew up in the 80s. So summer music was listened to on one of these.
Or one of these.
It starts with the summer of 1986 at Myrtle Beach. This song always takes me back. I hate live versions of songs, but this was all that was out there in video form.
This song takes me back to the summer I worked at the movie theater, watching free movies and hanging out with awesome people. Plus, the line "Don't you make me beg for more" always reminds me that my best friend at the time thought the words were, "Don't you make me late for work."
This song reminds me of my early college days. I couldn't turn the radio on during the summer of 1989 without hearing this song. I bought his first two CDs and listened to them nonstop. Now he owns a rock star academy in Texas. How cool is that?
This one was on the radio nonstop the first summer I started thinking about writing a novel. I don't think any of us really knew what he was singing about, but he has an incredible voice. Plus, he wrote We Built This City and These Dreams, two 80s songs everyone loved. Here's his Facebook page.
Since the summer of 2000, one song has signaled "summer" for me. It's the theme song to a certain TV show.
What songs take you back to summers past? You can post your answer in comments here or join in on today's blog hop by adding your link below.