Songs that Sound Better in Summer

There are certain songs, I believe, that sound better when the weather is hot.  Two spring immediately to mind for me.  One is Madonna’s “Ray of Light” and the other is Sublime’s “Doin’ Time.”  Neither song is of any interest to me once the weather starts to turn cold.  But on days like today, when you want to roll down the windows but you also want to run the air conditioning and you want to drive around and you want to drink beers until you don’t remember where you left your shoes, these are some great, great songs.

The best part of “Ray of Light,” I think is how she says “Got herself a universe” over and over again until it sounds like she’s saying “Goddess of a Universe.”

There’s probably nothing good about “Doin’ Time” but I don’t care.  I like it anyway.

3 thoughts on “Songs that Sound Better in Summer

  1. I feel the same way about “Ray of Light.” Remember our trip to Myrtle Beach with the crazy roommate? She put that on a mixed tape that we listened to all day at the beach.

  2. I had forgotten about that. Maybe that’s why I have such fond memories of it, in part, and associate it with hot, hot weather.

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