Capt. Pat’s Essential Summertime Playlist
By: Capt. Pat
Memorial Day is fast approaching and that means the beginning of summer. Summer brings swamp-ass,sunburns and barbecues. But, we all know good music is key to any summer activity. So here are Capt Pat’s Essentials to any Summertime Playlist. In no particular order.
Racing in the Street – Bruce Springsteen
Soft and slow, it encapsulates everything summer is about: hanging out with the boys, cruising the streets and chasing girls. I love Bruce, Our Red-Headed Leader hates him. I still feel its my duty to bring the Gospel according to Bruce to the masses so you’ll be hearing from Mr. Springsteen from time to time until I get fired.
No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley and The Wailers
Pretty much the perfect song. Not much to say, just listen.
Any Jimmy Buffet Song
Jimmy Buffet perfectly personifies Summer. He regularly sings about drinking, beaches and parties. If reincarnation is real I want to come back as Jimmy Buffet. Everyone knows his hits but I prefer A Pirate Looks at Forty or Tin Cup Chalice.
Glad Tidings – Van Morrison
By the Sea I will Stay Forever – Mermen
1,000 Julys – Third Eye Blind
Island In The Sun – Weezer
Steal My Sunshine – Len
The one hit wonder takes us back to the Summer of 1999.
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Raging – Kygo
Moondance – Van Morrison
Doubling down on Van because he is awesome.
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Possibly the best named duo in the history of the universe. This about as hardcore rap as I get. A look back at what Will Smith was doing before making shitty movies with his intolerable son.
Doin’ Time – Sublime
This song reminds me of Summer for two reasons. 1 obviously the refrain. 2 this song was on the Soundtrack of Dave Mirra’s BMX 2. Which I spent a lot of my childhood summers playing. RIP Dave Mirra.
Flying Horses – Dispatch
2 AM – Slightly Stoopid
Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder
Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
Should’ve Been a Cowboy – Toby Keith
American Baby – Dave Matthews Band
Dog Days are Over – Florence + The Machine
Love me some Florence she makes the list as the only female vocalist. Guess I’m a sexist.