So Hot Right Now: July 2012

Claire’s List: 

Inspirations for this list: Rereading Song Book by Nick Hornby, listening to an old Pandora station called “Indie Work Radio” that I made at my first job out of college, the tail end of a two month long Motown obsession, songs recommended by in conversations and in posts on this blog by my friends/fellow Charm City Jukebox writers Noura Hemady and Amy Berkowitz. Also I always have a week or so in July when I listen to “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” by Squeeze. I have no idea why.

Little Itty Bitty Pretty One” by Frankie Lymon

Stay” by Maurice and the Zodiaks

Bruises” by Chairlift
Swingset Chain” by Loquat
Dance Me to the End of Love” cover by Girl Crisis
Ain’t That Enough” by Teenage Fanclub
It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” by The Royalettes
Sleeping Aides and Razorblades” by The Exploding Hearts

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” by Squeeze

Grey Or Blue” by Jaymay

When the World Ends” by The Bittersweets

 “A Minor Incident,” by Badly Drawn Boy

Untidy Towns,” The Lucksmiths

In the New Year” by The Walkmen

Roam” by the B52s

Joshua’s List:

So, I think my list needs a bit of explaining: It’s started out as a driving list, then an ultimate 90′s music list, then it became just this. And then I bought B-Sides and Rarities by Cake and found some truly excellent covers…So Hot Right Now.

Call Me (Come Back Home)” by Al Green

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon

Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants

Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” by Cake, as done originally by Barry White

What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M.

The Freshman” by The Verve Pipe

Do Right” by Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

Oceanographer’s Choice” by The Mountain Goats

Down Rodeo” by Rage Against the Machine

Higher Ground” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, as done originally by Stevie Wonder

The Road” by Tenacious D

Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

War Pigs (live)” by Cake, as done originally by Black Sabbath

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One thought on “So Hot Right Now: July 2012

  1. [...] Rumours stalked me last summer when I came back to the East Coast. Everywhere I went—every beach town movie theatre, every local Baltimore bar, every gas station on the way to Philly,  Rumours was playing. It was even firmly lodged in the CD player in my sister’s car, and we listened to it as we criss-crossed the city. It’s a great album at any time of year, but there’s something particularly thrilling about rolling down the windows and playing this on a balmy Baltimore summer evening, when the heat is thick and everything smells like honey suckles and car exhaust. I’d listened to enough bits and pieces of this album over the years that I knew almost all of it, except for “Secondhand News.” What a treat to find something new tucked away in an old favorite. It’s such a great song too, and really encapsulates that “blasting Fleetwood Mac in the summer” feeling—I love the line “Won’t you lay me down in the tall grass/and let me do my stuff.” July: “A Minor Incident” by Badly Drawn Boy [...]

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