KEXP's Summer Jams Countdown

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On June 10th, 2022, KEXP DJs counted down their Top Summer Jams in conjunction with our One-Day Summer Drive. Revisit our streaming archive to listen back to the full broadcast full of all the best summer songs, past and present, as picked by KEXP DJs. If you’d like to make your gift right now, your donation will count toward this important fundraising goal.

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96. REM - "Nightswimming"
95. Don Henley - "The Boys of Summer"
94. The The - "This is the Day"
93. Nina Simone - "Here Comes the Sun"
92. A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"
91. Soul II Soul - "Back to Life"
90. Animal Collective - "My Girls"
89. ABBA - "SOS"
88. Martha & The Vandellas - "Heat Wave"
87. Mint Royal - "Show Me"
86. Rudy Willingham - "Pool Party"
85. Sault - "Let Me Go"
84. Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting on You)"


 

83. Marlena Shaw - "California Soul"
82. Urban Dance Squad - "Deeper Shade of Soul'
81. Alice Cooper - "Schools Out"
80. Husker Du - "Celebrated Summer"
79. Pavement - "Summer Babe"
78. Heat Wave - "Boogie Nights"
77. Chic - "Good Times"
76. The Doors - "Moonlight Drive"
75. The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"
74. Tears for Fears  - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
73. Earth Wind & Fire - "September"
72. Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass - "Taste Of Honey"
71. Dee-Lite - "Picnic in the Summertime"
70. Blondie - "The Tide is High"
69. Bob Marley - "Could You Be Loved"
68. Ohio Players - "Summertime'
67. Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"
66. Outkast -  "The Way You Move"
65. Shuggie Otis - "Inspiration Information"
64. Funkadelic - "Can You Get To That"
63. Jungle - "The Heat"


62. Justice - "DANCE"
61. Public Enemy - "Can't Truss It"
60. The Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
59. Neon Indian - "Deadbeat Summer"
58. B-52s - "Rock Lobster"
57. Caribou - "Can't Do Without You"
56. Paul Simon - "Kodachrome"
55. Superchunk - "This Summer"
54. Hold Steady - "Constructive Summer"
53. Bobby Bare Jr - "Summer of 93"
52. Lauryn Hill - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
51. Os Mutantes - "A Minha Menina"
50. Billy Stewart - "Summertime"
49. Bee Gees - "Love You Inside Out"
48. Sly & The Family Stone - "Everyday People"
47. Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"
46. Martha Reeves - "Dancing in the Streets"
45. Caribou - "Home"
44. Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23"
43. Beyonce - "Black Parade"


 

42. Bill Summers - "House Party"
41. Sam Cooke - "Summertime"
40. Sade - "By Your Side"
39. Quincy Jones - "Summer in the City"
38. The 5th Dimension  - "Stoned Soul Picnic"
37. War - "Low Rider"
36. Acapulco Lips - "Awkward Waltz"


 

35. Suzanne Vega - "99.9 F"
34. Getz and Gilberto - "Girl From Ipanema"
33. T Rex - "Celebrate Summer"
32. Mungo Jerry - "In the Summertime"
31. Jay-Z - "Big Pimpin'"
30. Martha Reeves - "Heat Wave"
29. Outkast - "So Fresh So Clean"
28. Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff"
27. Boney M - "Sunny"
26. Vybz Kartel - "Summertime"
25. Japanese Breakfast - "Be Sweet"
24. Wayne Wonder - "No Letting Go"
23. Washed Out - "Feel it All Around"


 

22. MGMT - "Me and Michael"
21. Tom Tom Club - "Genius Of Love"
20. Blind Melon - "No Rain"
19. Fela Kuti - "Water No Get Enemy"
18. Lana Del Ray - "Summertime Sadness"
17. Janelle Monae - "Turntables"
16. Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back in Town"
15. Clearence Brown - "Summertime"
14. The Go Gos - "Vacation"
13. Jane's Addiction - "Summertime Rolls"
12. Kool and the Gang - "Summer Madness"
11. Bob Marley - "Sun is Shining"


 

10. Ramones - "Rockaway Beach"
9. ELO - "Mr Blue Sky"
8. Sly & The Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
7. Bananarama - "Cruel Summer"
6. William DeVaghn - "Be Thankful For What You've Got"
5. Ice Cube - "Today was a Good Day"
4. Childish Gambino - "Feels Like Summer"
3. DJ Jazzy Jeff - "Summertime"
2. Bill Withers - "Lovely Day"
1. Roy Ayers - "Everybody Loves Sunshine"

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