Top Ten Summertime Music Artists

It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, but the sun has returned. Time to celebrate with some tunes!

The Top Ten

1 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

The only band that makes summer last all year!

I really don't have to explain this, do I? - PetSounds

Best one hands down. Enough said. - EpicJake

No one beats the Beach Boys when it comes to summer music. Walking down the boardwalk on a hot summers day Jammin the Beach boys. Nothing much as enjoyable. - Beatlesboy9

2 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

If only because their greatest hits album, 1, was the soundtrack of my summer of '13. - PetSounds

The Beatles are rock and roll legends - ToptenPizza

3 The Cars The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer more.

There is no better feeling than cruising downtown on a hot summer night with the windows down and "Just What I Needed" on the stereo. - PetSounds

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4 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

"Down on the corner, out on the street, Willy and the Poor Boys are playing, bring a nickel, stamp your feet! "

You can practically feel the sweat dripping down your back on a hot Southern night. - PetSounds

For sure, songs like 'Looking Out My Back Door', Down On The Corner, Bad Moon Rising, and Proud Mary are all summer classics, and great ones at that. - Beatlesboy9

5 The Eagles The Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

I have vivid memories of hearing their greatest hits album for the first time while driving to out of town baseball games. - PetSounds

My favorite two bands, the Eagles and the Beach Boys are on #1 and #2!

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6 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
7 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
8 Styx
9 Strawberry Alarm Clock

'Who Cares what games we choose, Little to win, but nothing to loose,. - Beatlesboy9

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10 The Lovin' Spoonful The Lovin' Spoonful

If only for the song "Summer in the City"--maybe the best summer tune ever. - PetSounds

The Contenders

11 Jimmy Buffett

"Nibblin' on sponge cake, watchin' the sun bake all of those tourists, covered in oil. Strummin' my six-string, on the front porch swing. Smell those shrimp, they're beginning to boil." - PetSounds

12 Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. V 1 Comment
13 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.
14 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
15 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Crosby, Stills & Nash were an American-British-Canadian folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young.

"... And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." - PetSounds

"By the time we got to Woodstock,
We were half a million strong,
And everywhere there was song and celebration.
We are stardust,
We are golden,
We are billion year old carbon."

16 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
17 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
18 Paul McCartney and Wings
19 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
20 Mungo Jerry

When the weathers fine, you've got women you've got women on your mind. If her daddy's Rich take her out for a meal if her daddy's poor, just do what you feel. - Beatlesboy9

In The Summertime,
When the weather is high,
You can stretch right up,
And touch the sky.

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