The Songs of Summer

Posted August 22nd, 2008 by K · 3 Comments

I Kissed A Girl

Wow. I have only even heard 2 of the top 10 songs of summer as listed by Time.

My Summer Jams:
1. Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl (McFly Remix)
2. Cut CopyHearts on Fire
3. M83Kim & Jessie
4. Stricken CityTak o Tak
5. Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
6. Thao Nguyen – Bag of Hammers
7. Crystal Castles – Crimewave (They apparently stole music from the Chip tune community, but this track still rocks.)
8. SantogoldLES Artistes (XXXchange remix) [edited]
9. Natalie Portman’s Shaved HeadSophisticated Side Pony Tail (yeah, I just heard it the other day, but it is so good I had to include it)
10. Air FranceCollapsing at Your Doorstep
Bonus: Anything remixed by Diplo. (the Diplo/Santogold mix tape is amazing).

I’m sure I’m forgetting something amazing that I listened incessantly for weeks, but my memory sucks.

What songs have been your summer jams of ’08?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Arthur // Aug 24, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Teddy Thompson — “In My Arms”
    Martha Wainwright — “You Cheated Me”
    Okkervil River “Calling and Not Calling My Ex”
    Vampire Weekend “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”

  • 2 K // Aug 24, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Arthur!
    I’ve never heard of Teddy Thompson. I’ll have to check him out. That entire Vampire Weekend album really is a great one for a chill summer’s evening.

  • 3 Arthur // Aug 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Hey K!
    Teddy Thompson is the son of Richard and Linda Thompson.
    NPR’s The World had a great profile of Vampire Weekend, describing their unique musical style and its African influence.