Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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24 Summer 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Boys of Summer Don Henley / The Ataris This 1984 classic found its way on a Rolling Stones magazine poll of the 10 songs of summer back in 2003. Henley, a founding member of the Eagles, hit top-of-the-charts pay dirt with this story of what the magazine characterized as the idealism of the Sixties yielding to the greed and materialism of the Eighties, best revealed in the line "Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" and of a yuppie missing his summer love. All Summer Long Kid Rock This 2008 entry pulled from 1970s' classics "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Werewolves of London" to create a summer anthem that became one of Kid Rocks greatest hits. But not all were impressed. One reviewer at The Pitt Press, the independent student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh, didn't like it at all. "Rock 'n' roll attempted to off itself late last night after hearing the biggest abomination in years on the radio. It's called 'All Summer Long,' and some character named Kid Rock sings it. And it is awful. In fact, it is so awful, that to listen to the song once through actually kills more brain cells than drinking an entire keg of beer by yourself in 10 minutes, then falling down several flights of stairs, rolling into the street and being hit by a bus." Drift Away Uncle Kracker & Dobie Gray Don't let the 2003 release date fool you. In 1973, the song — whose signature line is "Day after day I'm more confused" — became Dobie Gray's biggest hit, peaking at No. 5. In this cover, he's back singing the final verse. Many might remember Gray's first music success in 1965 with the single "The 'In' Crowd, " which he sang on TV's "Shindig" show. As for Uncle Kracker, the singer Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed "Kid Rock's mellower half " — he already had success with 2001's "Follow Me." Fins Jimmy Buffett It doesn't quite carry the weight of "Margaritaville," but 1979's "Fins" (whether to the left or to the right) has inspired fin clubs nationwide for all those parrot heads, as Jimmy Buffett fans are called. For those rockers, there's no shame in making like a fish. When the Sun Goes Down Kenny Chesney Country-music singer Kenny Chesney's opening lyrics in this No. 1 hit — released in 2004 — speak to summer's lures: "Sun tan toes, ticklin' the sand, Cold drink chillin' in my right hand, Watchin' you sleep in the evening light, Restin' up for a long long night." Said a New York Times reviewer : "Perhaps no country singer has milked this fun-in-the-sun trend more single-mindedly, or more effectively, than Kenny Chesney." "When the Sun Goes Down," it said, was inspired, as Chesney explained in the liner notes, by "yet another night of partying in the islands." California Gurls Katy Perry Pop singer Katy Perry rode this tune to Billboard fame in 2010 — topping the Hot 100 for six straight weeks in June and July — in a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, seen together in a YouTube video that has since Morgan's Summer Top 10 So, what are WBBB 96.1 FM radio host Morgan Thomas' Top 10 songs of summer? Here they are, and as she'll admit, they're in no particular order. As for the song bios, those are the editor's.

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