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    Midsummer playlist

    Midsummer tends to be neglected, not having the traditions, songs, etc, it's Winter counterpart has. It is, of course, the longest day of the year, and tradition holds it to be the birth date of John the Baptist. The month of June is dedicated to Jesus, particularly his travels in his youth.
    These days, when people hear the term "Midsummer," they associate it with Shakespeare. The Fair Folk weren't associated with Midsummer until that famous play, but now it's a time for them to play their pranks.
    So, some songs to get you in the mood, and "tell everyone to lighten up." I noticed an emphasis on California with these songs. Wasn't intentional. It's just a lot of songs relating to Summer involve Los Angeles or San Francisco as their setting.

    Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street
    http://youtu.be/CdvITn5cAVc

    Sly & the Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime
    http://youtu.be/3ahhmiuyko0

    Sheryl Crow - Soak Up The Sun
    http://youtu.be/KIYiGA_rIls

    Grease - Summer Nights Teens & 20-somethings, today, have these songs memorized and always sing along. This movie has become the embodiment of the 70s to them, which is funny since it's actually set in the 50s. It reflects the decade it was made more than the one it takes place in.
    http://youtu.be/ODOj2jBUKW0

    Grease - You're The One That I Want
    http://youtu.be/FIAsSoVBUcQ

    Grease - We Go Together
    http://youtu.be/ZUrxG8APyiI

    The Jaimies - Summertime, Summertime
    http://youtu.be/lUvXw8cWDi4

    The Surfaris - Wipe Out
    http://youtu.be/gG2naf70MbY

    The Beach Boys - I Get Around
    http://youtu.be/5WP2exZurfc

    The Beach Boys - California Girls
    http://youtu.be/XLESPDlsyuM

    Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Summer Wine
    http://youtu.be/Nxqv3_xcEYo

    Scott McKenzie - San Francisco From Monterey Pop
    http://youtu.be/yhabYduqQ_A

    The Animals - San Franciscan Nights
    http://youtu.be/beAZXEWwKiA

    The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
    http://youtu.be/r4p8qxGbpOk

    Canned Heat - Going Up The Country From Woodstock
    http://youtu.be/Hf0Dm-OaTNk

    Eric Burdon & War - Spill the Wine
    http://youtu.be/ZObai6jztYg

    Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
    http://youtu.be/wvUQcnfwUUM

    The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
    http://youtu.be/sc0F-fw3tkY

    The Runaways - California Paradise
    http://youtu.be/F-uqYk4iFG0

    Billy Idol - Hot in the City
    http://youtu.be/PinBVYKQGeM

    Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy Only in the 80s could a girl with a mohawk be the object of teen boy crushes.
    http://youtu.be/aMICD3aMZpw

    The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
    http://youtu.be/r3kQlzOi27M

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    That's a good list. I always have Midsummer off of work so it ends up being a pretty focused day for me.

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