Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

It's summer. It's not too hot, but mid-90's is the rule right now and that says welcome to summertime. Since my tastes in music are closely related to time of day, weather, and seasons, summer brings a change to my audio indulgences. When the days get longer and heat becomes the rule guilty pleasures get their due. For some reason top down, cruise town, pure pop bubbles my mood.

The single example of this - my guiltiest pleasure for nearly a quarter century - is a mindless, lyrically twitish, little ditty from a pair of otherwise whiny popsters. But it rules my airwaves and this morning it got its first play o' the season. It just makes me happy to hear it. Pure cotton candy.

What's your guiltiest summer aural pleasure?

Hey, if Patti Smith can cover it, I can't be alone.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I may have told you that this also is way way up on my list of fave tunes ever, summer or not.
Also add to that list "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves, "Boys of Summer" by Donny H. and of course, "I Hate You", by The Brighton Dafts.

arlopop said...

I love anything by the Brighton Dafts

Blaize said...

"Boys of Summer," I'm embarrassed to say.

arlopop said...

Boys of Summer seems to be one of those that gets under your skin and never goes away like a rash. I'm with you.

rhonanon said...

I was just saying the other day that I never get sick of that song. In my mind nothing can beat the Pernice Brothers' "Yours, Mine & Ours" for summer auditory delight. It even has a song about drought! However, my 2008 summer fave is "The Stoop" by Little Jackie. Check it out and be transported to Bed Stuy: http://www.imeem.com/littlejackie/music/GcKJVKgU/little_jackie_the_stoop/