July 6

The Songs of Summer #34: ‘Wipeout’ by The Fat Boys feat. The Beach Boys

fat-boys-beach-boys-wipeoutHow can one hit song featuring two groups be one of the high points of one group’s success, and the absolute creative low point for the other? Well, let me present Exhibit A: ‘Wipeout‘, a 1987 single by rap group The Fat Boys, featuring The Beach Boys.

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June 14

The Songs of Summer, Day 12: ‘Your Summer Dream’ by The Beach Boys

beach-boys-surfer-girlIt’s a gray, rainy Sunday here today, but it’s still summer. Day 12 of my Songs of Summer is about the right time for another Beach Boys tune. I have to pace myself, because The Beach Boys are the songs of summer, to a large extent.

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June 3

The Songs of Summer Day One: ‘Keep an Eye on Summer’ by The Beach Boys

beach-boys-shut-downSummer! It’s finally here… and like lots of things in my life, I associate summertime with great music. Now that the weather is warming up, the sun is high in the sky, and the calendar has turned to June, I’ve dusted off my collection of summer tunes. So long, winter! Thanks for everything you’ve done for us, spring! Summer? Summer is the granddaddy of the four seasons, the most we look forward to more than any other…

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