Playlist of the Moment: The Summer Days at the Pool Mix

So I’ve been doing “Song of the Moment” for awhile now, but I’m going to add playlists to the mix. I’ve written before about how much I love making playlists, and now that I have Spotify, I can share some of them with you!

There’s some history behind this one. When I was a lifeguard at CS&T, we didn’t yet have any way to play iPods over the speakers (iPhones didn’t even exist yet!). Music made a long day of sitting in the hot sun go by faster, so we all made mix CDs to play while we guarded- we just had to make sure that all the songs were “club appropriate” with no inappropriate language or subject matter, since it was a family establishment with lots of little kids running around.



The Olympics are making me miss swimming, so I’m sharing the playlist that reminds me of my days at the pool. This playlist contains all the songs on the two mix CDs I made. Summer is moving along quickly, but every time I hear this playlist, I think of summer!


The Summer Days at the Pool Mix


CD 1

1. Tom Petty, “Freefallin”

2. Dexter Freebish, “Leaving Town”

3. Oasis, “Wonderwall”

4. Barenaked Ladies, “The Old Apartment”

5. The Killers, “Somebody Told Me”

6. Nina Gordon, “Tonight and the Rest of My Life”

7. Bob Dylan, “Blowin In the Wind”

8. Beth Hart, “Delicious Surprise”

9. Billy Joel, “Uptown Girl”

10. Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise”

11. Cat Stevens, “The Wind”

12. Third Eye Blind, “Semi-Charmed Life”

13. Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones”

14. Deep Blue Something, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

15. The Beatles, “Across the Universe”*

16. Goo Goo Dolls, “Sympathy”

17. Maroon 5, “Sunday Morning”

18. Matchbox Twenty, “3 AM”

19. Sarah McLachlan, “Adia”

20. REM, “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”

21. Melissa Etheridge, “The Letting Go”


CD 2

1. Rick Springfield, “Jesse’s Girl”

2. Oasis, “Don’t Look Back in Anger”

3. Sister Hazel, “All for You”

4. Tal Bachman, “She’s So High”

5. U2, “Beautiful Day”

6. Third Eye Blind, “Jumper”

7. Vertical Horizon, “Best I Ever Had”

8. The Wallflowers, “Sleepwalker”

9. Counting Crows, “Goodnight Elisabeth”

10. Live, “I Alone”

11. Barenaked Ladies, “Call and Answer”

12. Guster, “Either Way”

13. Dave Matthews Band, “Best of What’s Around”

14. Billy Joel, “Tell Her About It”

15. David Gray, “This Year’s Love”

16. Dexy’s Midnight Runners, “Come On Eileen”

17. Shawn Mullins, “Lullabye”

18. Splender, “I Think God Can Explain”


*The Beatles are sadly not on Spotify, so I settled for Fiona Apple’s cover here.


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