Summer’s Here – Let’s Go Surfin’ Now!

Summer begins officially next week (June 20) but here on the Texas gulf coast it’s in full swing already. Myself, I tend to stick poolside but many of my Lone Star brethren (and sister-en) like to head for the beach, were there is plenty of surfing to be done.

I am not much of a surfer – the waves here in Texas aren’t nearly as good as those in Hawaii or California (so I hear) and I never had a damn surfboard anyway.

Most of the time, the closest I come to surfing is when I cue up a surf tune. So, here are some surfin’ (and car ridin’ down to the beach) tunes.  The final song is a Beach Boys ringer from their final (terrible) album, tossed in here just as a goofy foot kinda thing.  Or something. (Those last two sentences recycled from last year year before last, kinda like using the remnants of a 2010 2011 bottle of suntan lotion.)

MP3: “Summer Of Love” by John Fogerty

MP3: “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen

MP3: “Devil Surf” by Chiyo and the Crescents

MP3: “Surf Beat” by Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

MP3: “Dr. Who Goes Surfing” by the Surfin’ Guitarist

MP3: “Muscle Beach Party” by Annette Funicello

MP3: “Malibu” by Bruce Johnston (pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “Hot Fun In The Summertime (2011 remake feat. Bootsy Collins) by Sly Stone

MP3: “Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood

MP3: “Summer Boogaloo” by Takeshi Terauchi

MP3: “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” (live) by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

MP3: “Bird Dance Beat” by the Trashmen

MP3: “Moment Of Truth” by the Surf Teens

MP3: “Tell ‘Em I’m Surfin’ ” by Jan & Dean

MP3: “Secret Surfing Spot” by Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

MP3: “Summertime” by Janis Joplin (live at Woodstock)

MP3: “Long, Hot Summer” (live) by Paul Weller

MP3: “Summertime Blues” by The Who

MP3: “Stoked” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “California Street” by the Jalopy Five

MP3: “Surfer’s Stomp” by the Mar-Kets

MP3: “The Hearse” by the Astronauts

MP3: “Theme from Endless Summer” by the Sandals

MP3: “Jersey Channel Islands Part 7” by Bruce Johnston (still pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “Surfin’ (1992 version)” by the Beach Boys

YouTube: Brian Wilson goes surfin’ with the California Highway Patrol – Surf Squad (1976) (Embedding disabled)

 

2 Responses to “Summer’s Here – Let’s Go Surfin’ Now!”

  1. Great list. Who knew there were so many surfing songs?

  2. Thanks for the Summer tracks a touch of summer as we head into our winter ( Aus)

    Regards

    Rhod

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