Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Songs

The unofficial end of summer is upon us here in Texas.  School starts on Monday, and with it comes the end of late nights and lazy days.  Sigh.  It went too fast.  It always does.

The girls and I have had a tradition for the last few years to pick out our song of the summer.  Whenever we hear our song (usually in the car), we have to turn it up LOUD, shout "summer song!" and sing along at the top of our lungs.  It's fun because when we hear a song from a past summer, we immediately remember the summer it's from and reminisce about it.  Like, when we hear Metro Station's Shake It, we all go: "Awwww, remember when mom turned this up super loud on the home stereo to wake us up at 5 in the morning to head to DisneyWorld with our camper?"  That kind of thing.  It's fun.  And it's a riot when all four of us are in the car and our song comes on and we are bouncing around singing.  So anyways, I thought I'd share our songs so far:

2007: Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts

2008: Shake It by Metro Station

2009: I Got a Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

and drumroll.............

2010: California Gurls by Katy Perry

(Yeah, we know, everyone else picked it as the song of summer.  But the McAfee girls did it back in May!  We are cutting edge like that...ha.)  A couple disclaimers about this song: 1) The video is a little out there.  Anna hasn't seen it, so please don't think I run a free-for-all, hippy-dippy summer camp around here.  2) Meghan never got fully on board with this song...she would probably like you to know that.  Oh and 3) Claire can sing Snoop Dog's rap part in it's entirety.  I know...lyrics!  But, I still love it.

And as long as we are talking about music, I have a current obsession that I just have to share with you.  You all know the Blues Brothers, right?  And remember Hanson?  Put them together and you have this super awesome song and video that I can't stop watching.  Really, just try not to bop your head and smile while watching:


sharon said...

You're such a fun Mom! Loved the music video.

Impera_Magna said...

Thanks for posting this video... loved it!