Tunes for a summer day

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  1. bruno

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    Well- it's a hot summer day and the US World Cup hopes just went down. So now for something completely different. What song makes your heart sing for your "significant" other? I' ve got two that make my wife of 25 years and I suddenly seem like kids again. What are yours? Top these if you can:thumb:
    The Righteous Brothers:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDyOulteViU
    Mel Carter:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45_8zWktVNE
     
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    Wow, dating youreself bruno, I think of another song when I hear rightous brothers but that must be a navy thing. Anyways I was thinking closer by NIN.
     
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    Yep - I am dated athough those songs pre-date my "functional" youth- (I was about 10 when the Mel Carter tune hit the charts!) but they were great tunes to convince an about-to-be-wife 25 years ago that I was worth keeping:rolleyes:
    Can't say I am familiar with "Closer"- stick a link in so those more elderly on here can check it out!
    TPG- Good Choices from my perspective!:thumb:

    Surely there must be one or two others out there who swoon inside when you hear a tune?
     
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    The Mel Carter tune- "Hold Me, Thrill me, Kiss Me" was played in the movie "We were Soldiers". I thought that it was one of the most evocative and accurate scenes in a movie I have ever seen. It captured so exactly how I felt when I was kissing my wife and baby boy goodbye and walking onto the plane. I liked the song before that- ever since I saw that scene in the movie I have loved it.
     
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    AF6872: Medley and Hatfield- not to be beat. Those boys could sing! :thumb:

    When we were in Hawaii, I periodically used to take my staff down to Waimea Bay on the North Shore for PT- we would run up the hill on Pupukea Road to "Elvis' house" then back down to the beach. If it had been me- I darn sure would have been staying there instead of that pink monstrosity in Memphis!
     
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    I'm apparently way too young for this whole thread, good songs choices though. Bruno, I didn't put a link because the song is not appropriate for this forum.
     
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    Well Kero: just cause it is us old guys posting now doesn't mean that there aren't a bunch of tunes out there that do it for a somewhat younger crowd. Let's hear em! And where are all those Moms out there? You can't tell me that you have to be a 50+ year old guy to have a tune that makes this list?:smile:
     
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    "Crash Into Me" by DMB.
     
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    No one is too old. His stuff is awesome.

    I went to college in Virginia in the 90s, and DMB was huge in those days. Dave started out in Charlottesville.
     
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    I dunno, he's gung ho about your branch, says USMC:biggrin:
    Good memory, '82.
    Correct. I'm not sure the song could even be regarded as a minor hit, but most folks I play it for seem to like it. Especially the wife.
    Went to undergrad in Austin (UT), in the early 80's. Crazy music scene, I tell ya.
     
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    Ahh, the things you fall into at school.
     
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    Always been a Parrot Head but anything by Jimmy on a long reach under a full moon.:thumb:
     
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    From "The Big Chill" Kevin Kline: "There is no music after Motown":biggrin:
     
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    Since it so flipping hot here in the NO VA/DC area I am going to say my summer song is

    Hot Child in the City

    TPG, I have always liked you, but now as a parent I have to officially hate you since your DW graduated from Charlottesville.:thumbdown: DD is going to leave us for Blacksburg.:thumb:
     
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    HOT? :confused:

    Let's see...in Mesa, AZ...it's 113... :eek:

    And don't say "...but it's a dry heat..." 'cause so is an oven and it still bakes nicely! :thumb:

    It's TOO hot!!! :bang:
    (and the scary thing? It gets HOTTER!)

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    (originally from So Florida, I know wet and sticky)
     
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    Sorry, but I will take 113 with 10% humidity over 94 with 80% humidity.

    Walked to my car in our driveway and my forearms were pouring out water:thumbdown:

    I am now considering asking Bullet to find a job in AK!

    Back on topic...great summer song...Fins to the left, fins to the right...

    Too bad that the author of this song charges insane prices...in NoVA a ticket goes for...get this...500 a seat!:eek::jaw::sadwavey::screwy: Darn I thought he was for the every guy...guess not!

    If we are talking summer songs, Alan Jackson "5 O'Clock some where should be on the list" If we are talking memories of summer songs, then we have to put Lionel Richie's Endless love on the list:thumbdown:
     
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    As someone once said: "But it is a dry heat". Answer: "Yeah the same can be said of Hell":biggrin: "and you'r the only bait in town" He was suposed to do Naval Academy last year on a vote by Mids but he backed out. Bummer I would add "Aruba, Jamaica". I think that went number one twenty years after their first number one.
     
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    :shake: Yep, I know the "...it's 90+ twice: temp and humidity" feeling VERY well. I guess being a FL boy...I was sorta used to it. The heat of the desert, here and overseas, I was NOT.

    Music for summer...I really like ALL the options I've seen. Parrot heads unite! But for 'Zona...hmm....toughie...

    "Highway to Hell" came to mind...as did "ELP's: Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends..." re: HEAT and the invasion of winter people every year.

    But you know, really...in SUMMER...any song that relaxes you while sipping a cold beverage...that works for me!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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