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06/10/2022 05:46 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Mr. Blue Sky
by Electric Light Orchestra
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 9: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Not only is this one of 1977's best songs, but, according to science, "Mr. Blue Sky" is the happiest song on earth! SCIENCE! https://groovyhistory.com/elo-mr-blue-sky-happiest-song
06/10/2022 05:44 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Rockaway Beach
by Ramones
(66 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 10: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY, became the favoured hangout for young Doug Colvin (later aka Dee Dee Ramone) after he escaped with his mother from an alcoholic father in Germany and moved to New York City when he was 15. He saw the beach and its enormous amusement park as his private escape. "Rockaway Beach"" was one of 14 songs the Ramones took into New York’s Mediasound studio in August 1977 for their third album, later titled Rocket To Russia. https://bit.ly/38t0XuM
06/10/2022 05:33 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Rockaway Beach
by Ramones
(66 plays) | (0 fans)

06/10/2022 05:32 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Sun Is Shining
by Bob Marley & The Wailers
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 11: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Bob Marley apparently performed this popular song only twice live, once spontaneously in Lenox, Massachusetts, after a rainstorm stopped, and a second time in Santa Barbara, CA on Haile Selassie's birthday.
06/10/2022 05:29 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Summer Madness
by Kool & The Gang
(23 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 12: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Two years after its release, this was used during a quiet scene in "Rocky," where Sylvester Stallone feeds his fish - but it was enough to get Kool & the Gang jumping out of their seats in the theater. "Nobody had told us," Gang staff member Cleveland Brown remembered to Billboard. "We were watching this movie about a white boxer. When it came to the scene where Stallone dropped the needle on the record, and 'Summer Madness' started playing, I can tell you we got pretty loud in the theater." https://www.songfacts.com/facts/kool-the-gang/summer-madness
06/10/2022 05:24 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Summertime Rolls
by Jane's Addiction
(123 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 13: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown At a live show in 1986, Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell cryptically introduced “Summertime Rolls” as “This song’s about getting laid on a waterbed…no…it’s about laying in a park…no, it’s not…yes, it is.”
06/10/2022 05:13 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Vacation
by The Go-Go's
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 14: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Go-Go's bass player Kathy Valentine wrote this song in 1980 when she was a member of a Los Angeles band called The Textones. Kathy grew up in Austin, Texas, and on a trip back to the city, met a dreamy boy named Billy who sang in a band called Boy Problems. On the flight back to LA, she wrote these lines on a napkin: Now that I'm away, I wish I'd stayed Tomorrow's a day of mine you won't be in "The short romance had softened me, and the words, written from true-life longing, resonated forever," she wrote in her memoir, All I Ever Wanted.
06/10/2022 05:10 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
Summertime
by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
(1 play) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 15: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Clarence Brown was given the nickname "Gatemouth" by a high school teacher who said he had a "voice like a gate."
06/10/2022 05:06 PM
DJ: Kevin Cole
The Boys Are Back in Town
by Thin Lizzy
(1 play) | (0 fans)

KEXP's One Day Summer Drive 16: KEXP DJs Top Summer Jams Countdown Lead guitarist Scott Gorham attributed the song's unexpected success to two DJs in Louisville, Kentucky who "played it incessantly until other stations in the surrounding area picked up on it… Had that song not kickstarted the sales of the album, then the band was over." https://www.loudersound.com/features/40-years-thin-lizzy-jailbreak-scott-gorham
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