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Bring back the sun (??!!) with Imaginary Amie's Summer Mixtape

Summer Mixtape

Ahhh….summer. There’s nothing quite like cranking up a bouncy, happy song on a sunny day – whether you’re in a car with the top down, or taking a sunshiny sidewalk stroll with your earphones firmly in place. Sadly, once again this summer,  the sunny days in Seattle have been few and far between (Hello, July?). Here’s to hoping this beach and BBQ-ready virtual mixtape I put together will keep you feeling warm!

1. The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing” – Summertime EP (2:55)
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2. Bow Wow Wow – “I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)” – Marie Antoinette Soundtrack (2:40)
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3. The Submarines – “You Me and the Bourgeoisie” – Honeysuckle Weeks (3:22)
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4. Fountains of Wayne – “Maureen” – Out-of-State Plates [Disc 1] (3:13)
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5. The Cars – “My Best Friend’s Girl” – The Cars (3:46)
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6. Jimmy Eat World – “Authority Song” – Bleed American (3:37)
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7. Pavement – “Summer Babe (Winter Version)” – Slanted and Enchanted (3:17)
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8. The Apples in Stereo – “The Bird That You Can’t See” – Discovery Of a World Inside the Moone (3:56)
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9. OK Go – “Crash the Party” – Oh No (2:25)
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10. Smoosh – “Rad” – She Like Electric (1:51)
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11. All Girl Summer Fun Band – “Jason Lee” – 2 (2:21)
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12. Arlo – “Runaround” – Stab the Unstoppable Hero (3:00)
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13. The Brunettes – “The Moon in June Stuff” – Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks (2:39)
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14. The Darling Buds – “Hit the Ground” – Pop Said… (2:23)
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15. The Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat” – Beauty and the Beat (2:31)
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16. The White Stripes – “Fell in Love With a Girl” – White Blood Cells (1:50)
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17. The Pulsars – “Owed To a Devil” – Pulsars (1:59)
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18. Coconut Records – “The Summer” – Davy (2:47)
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19. Glitter Mini 9 – “Break Up at the Rock Show” – Break Up at the Rock Show (1:20)
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PS: I tried to make a fancy iTunes playlist you could buy like Liz did for her “Best of 2011” mix. But apparently I own a lot of music that is not available on there, so it turned out be like 1/2 of what I put on this playlist. Sorry!

{Photo courtesy of my Grandpa Phil – taken sometime in the 50s. That’s my beautiful Grandma-ma Dolores on the far left in the blue bathing suit!}