Dec
23
2020

Seasonal Songs

Mrs. Muttrox was listening to Sarah McLaughlin’s Wintersong last night, one of her joys of the season. I nerded out. Here are the songs in my rotation, Summer vs Winter.

Summer Songs:

  • Summer Song (Joe Satriani)
  • Promise of Summer (JackoPierce)
  • All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
  • Summer Overture (Requiem for a Dream) (Mozart)
  • Suddenly Last Summer (The Motels)
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly & The Family Stone)
  • Summertime (Sundays)
  • Summertime (versions by Janis Joplin, Doc Watson, Larry Adler, Gil Evans/Miles Davis, Billy Holiday)
  • Midsummer Night (DiMeola, DiLucia, McLaughlin)

Winter Songs:

  • Winter (Tori Amos)
  • Winter (Rolling Stones)
  • Winter Solstice (The Tea Party)

Findings:

I have five different versions of the George Gershwin standard Summertime. Wow.

I thought Summer songs would be across the board peppy and upbeat. In fact, there are a lot of moody Summer songs out there.

Winter songs are all moody. No exceptions. There’s a market niche out there!

And a special mention to Aerosmith, for their incredible classic Seasons of Wither (the song that got me past their greatest hits album).

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