Summer Heat Music Play List

 Here is a hodge-podge DJ list for a hot night. Granted, there should be more lists that might be genre specific and perhaps a little bit more up-to-date, but here is a start with some of my old favorites.

  • “Heat Wave” by Martha and Vandellas
  • “Heat Wave” by Irving Berlin (We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave…)
  • “Smooth” by Santana
  • “Summer in the City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
  • “Summertime” by George Gershwin (recorded by Billy Holiday, Sam Cook and countless others)
  • “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone
  • “Summertime Blues” by The Who
  • “Hot Child in the City” by Nick Gilder
  • “Too Darn Hot” by Cole Porter (written for the movie ‘Kiss Me Kate’ in the 1950’s but the real classic was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald)
  • “Hot, Hot, Hot” by Buster Poindexter a.k.a David Johansen (originally by a calypso artist from the caribbean island of Montserrat named Arrow)
  • “Horse With No Name” by America
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One response to “Summer Heat Music Play List

  1. JT

    Good to see you back on the blog! Fun list–I had forgotten about some of these. Hope your weather will get cooler really soon! (I know ours won't 😉

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