Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Favorite Windows Down Songs

This is a slightly different kind of post for me, but something I have been wanting to compile for a while! 

Schools are out and, at least in my neck of the woods, the temperatures are rising and it is time to roll those windows down and blast your favorite summer music!  I am going to count down some of my favorite summer songs to blast with rolled down windows!

this is not a comprehensive list and most of these are all nostalgic for me.  there are lots more on my Radar but these are some of my favorites that when I hear them I am forced to roll the windows down.

Kate by Ben Folds Five - this is just a great song.  Almost any Ben Folds song will make me roll the windows down, but this one screams summer to me! 

Crocodile Rock by Elton John - This is the summer song for me.  This is the song that when I hear it I know summer has started!

Sabotage - the Beastie Boys - a fun song to drive fast to, while feeling the wind in your hair.

Amish Paradise -Weird Al - Ok this is not one most people are going to think of, but this one is nostalgic for me, I am back in 10th grade making fun of the cruisers in my town.  Being threatened with my life!

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen - A great song to get somewhere with. . . Also a great song for killing zombies.

Mrs. Robinson - A little lower key, but a song that sings summer break to me.

Back in the USSR - the Beatles - I grew up on the Beatles and I could put any Beatle song in this category, but I thought this song said it well.

Don't worry be Happy - Bobby McFerrin - a song that makes summer for me.

Schools Out for Summer - Alice Cooper - not a first choice, but it is THE out of school song, and Summer song.

Wipe Out = The Ventures  - just try to listen to this song with the windows up!

What are your favorite windows down songs?  There are some great ones I would love to hear your thoughts?


  1. Some outstanding song picks Ashley which i shall go listen to now. : )

    1. I'm glad you like them. this is a post I have been wanting to do for a while!