Egg Frying on Sidewalk

It seems like all anyone can talk about this week — both on Facebook and in person — is how darn hot it is outside. Here in central Illinois, we’ve been under a heat advisory since Sunday…but the truth is, I don’t mind one bit.

Yep, I’m one of those people who likes it hot. It came as no surprise to anyone that I chose to attend college in Florida, and as hard as it was to adjust back to winters in the Midwest, I like the summer heat here. I can even handle the humidity, as long as there is a pool nearby!

All this heated talk has got me thinking about the songs revolving around that same topic. So if you’re currently experiencing a heat wave, too, here are some tunes to serve as a soundtrack:

  • “Heat Wave” from White Christmas
  • “Summer in the City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
  • “Hot, Hot, Hot” by Buster Poindexter
  • “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas
  • “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey
  • “Too Darn Hot” by Ella Fitzgerald

Are you melting over in your neck of the woods? And what songs would you add to my list? (For more children’s tunes about summer, take a look here.) Have a good weekend…and stay cool!