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Buzz In: Help Me Make a BBQ Playlist!

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, folks! You know what this means: a day off from work (for many of us), the beginning of summertime — and barbecues! In the happy spirit of long weekend-ness, let's put together a playlist of songs so we can adequately start (as Fresh Prince might put it) "chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool."

Speaking of Fresh Prince, the Will Smith "Summertime" tune is pretty much a staple on playlists like these. Weezer also seems to be in order here, so I'm including "Island in the Sun." I'd also throw in a little Wilco, maybe "Heavy Metal Drummer." And there need to be some older tried-and-trues, of course, so I'm including a little Sharon Jones ("The Dap Dip") and some Nick Gilder ("Hot Child in the City"). To see the other good times songs I've picked and to share your own,


Memorial Day BBQ Playlist


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
omg you all have some great choices, im going to print this whole thing out and update my ipod!!!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Where's the Jimmy Buffett?!?!?! :D Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fins, Margaritaville, ANYTHING! Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Two Pina Coladas - Garth Brooks Tequila - American Pie Hawaii 5-0 theme Tiny Bubbles Wipeout
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Girl - Beck
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Song for Sunshine - Belle and Sebastien
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Master Blaster Jammin' - Stevie Wonder Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
anniekim anniekim 7 years
Diggin' on You--TLC Weird Summer--Velvet Crush In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry A Sweet Summernight on Hammer Hill--Jens Lekman Firecracker--Ryan Adams
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
I thought of more. "Live Forever" by Oasis "Can't Hardly Wait" by the Replacements "Screen Door" by Uncle Tupelo "Caledonia Misson" by the Band
controlledspin controlledspin 7 years
I don't know if it's old enough to be kind of kitschy yet, but I like "Fly" by Sugar Ray in the summer. Light and fun. "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones. I don't really know why, it just feels summery to me.
em113 em113 7 years
My general tastes are very summery, I love Sublime, 311, and Pepper. The majority of their songs would apply, but you have to like their styles, probably not the type of music you want to play at an all ages family bbq.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
jb999 — Thanks. I didn't write the song information in there, it's a song someone else posted in iMeem that I grabbed.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
Galvanize, The Chemical Brothers Summer Song, Joe Satriani Love Park, Junkie XL 40 oz. to Freedom, Sublime
mesawillow mesawillow 7 years
Actually, CCR did cover "Joy to the World" by TDN.
elizabelle elizabelle 7 years
think I'd add a Bob Marley classic to the list...
loveritz loveritz 7 years
Santeria by Sublime is my ultimate summer song. Better Than This by Long Beach Short Bus is also a perfect summer party song.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 7 years
I'd say that Summertime by Sublime should also be on the list!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Wheres the party-Madonna Some like it Hot-Power Station Power of love-Huey Lewis Thank god Im a country boy-John denver
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
The Three Dog Night thing is not Buzz's fault, that's how the song is labeled on Imeem. Anyway. "One Big Holiday" by My Morning Jacket "Tiny Spark" by Brendan Benson "Feel" by Big Star "Rocks Off" by The Rolling Stones "Melt Show" by Old 97's
radarkitty radarkitty 7 years
I didn't even notice that jb999! Good catch! ;)
misshouston misshouston 7 years
"Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult -- goes with the "flame" theme and it's even got cowbell!
jb999 jb999 7 years
It's not called "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog" it's called "Joy to the World" And the band is Three Dog Night, not Creedence Clearwater. Geez. Basics.
bethany0403 bethany0403 7 years
Ryan Adams To Be Young is a must! Love that song and it makes me think of summer time and road trips!
Cocoangel Cocoangel 7 years
Good list! You need at least one Aretha song, Respect. I like to have Flagpole Sitta on party playlists. The version by Harvey Danger is best.
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