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Summer Spotify Mixtape

Whether it’s a song filled with wistful nostalgia of a past summer fling, a top 40 bubble gum pop hit that you can’t get out of your head, or a classic sun soaked jam that never gets old, the songs that make up a summer mixtape can be as varied as a summer cocktail list. Artvoice wouldn’t want you to move from your perfectly comfortable hammock spot, so we have compiled a summer mixtape so eclectic, you would think your high school flame made it just for you, with a note included.

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“Here Comes The Summer” —The Undertones

“Take Me To The River” —Talking Heads

”Sun” —Caribou

“Hey Jane” —Spiritualized

“Time of the Season” —The Zombies

“Summertime Clothes” —Animal Collective

“Summer Wine” —Lee Hazelwood And Nancy Sinatra

“Ice Cream Man” —Jonathan Richman

“Too Hot” —The Specials

“You’re Going To Miss Me” —13 Floor Elevators”

“Rockaway Beach” —The Ramones

“Mr. Blue Sky” —Elo

“Got to Give It Up” —Marvin Gaye

“Aloha Steve and Danno” —Radio Birdman

“Hot Child in the City” —Nick Gilder

“Indian Summer” —Beat Happening

“Summertime” —DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

“Saturday in the Park” —Chicago

“California Girls” —Beach Boys

“Hot Fun in the Summer Time” —Sly & The Family Stone

“Under the Boardwalk” —The Drifters

“Twisting the Night Away —Sam Cooke

“Sunny Afternoon —The Kinks

“Love Man” —Otis Redding

“Heavy Metal Drummer” —Wilco

“Green Onions” —Booker T. & The MG’s

“Big Pimpin’” —Jay-Z

“It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)” —The Rolling Stones

Far Away —“Washed Out”

“Ça Plane Pour Moi” —Plastic Bertrand

“Daydream” —Youth Lagoon

“Bat Macumba” —Os Mutantes

“The Sweet Sounds of Summer” —The Sangri—Las

“Just like Honey “—the Jesus and Mary Chain

“Here Comes the Sun” —Nina Simone

“Rudy Got Soul” —Desmond Dekker

“Cruel Summer” —Bananarama

“Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale” —Love

“Spill the Wine” —WAR

“Crimson and Clover” —Tommy James & The Shondells

Have any picks to add? Leave a note below!

More Artvoice Summer Guide 2012:
Intro: Pond Swimming • Events: Summer Musts, Festivals, Garden Walks, and Tours
Enjoy the Waterfront: WNY From the WaterWheels on the Water
Music: Summer Spotify MixtapeFree Summer Concert Guide
Summer Eats: Cool Food for Warm WeatherThree Wines for Your Summer Oases

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