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Hot Heat Summer Songs – Annuals, Woodsman, Vampire Hands, SSLYBY, Women, ARMS, Blizten Trapper, Beck, Whalers

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Heat records have been broken all across the U.S. in recent weeks.

Much of the nation, most especially the mid-west and the south, have been trapped under a dome of extreme heat for the past month or so, while the Northeast has been dipping in and out of excessive temperatures for weeks. Therefore, we set out to put together a playlist mix with songs containing words like heat, hot, burn, humid, and so on, in the titles. Yeah, kind of corny, but we’re always looking for an excuse to tap into our private collections of rated music dating back to the beginning of rock to make specialized, thematic playlists.

Note: Not all of the songs are meant to be literal, but included because they’re just great songs. For example, there are songs with “hot” in the title, but the literal use of the word has more to do with desire and attraction than temperature.

“Hot Night Hounds”Annuals

“This Heat”Generation X

“Beat the Heat”Woodsman

“Heat Fire”Vampire Hands

“I Am Warm and Powerful”Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

“Heat & Hot Water”ARMS

“Warmer Current’s Pull”Blind Man’s Colour

“Heat Distraction”Women

“Three Day Heat Wave”Pony Boy

“Warmer Climes”Boat Club

“Hot Ones”Shudder To Think

“Humid Air”The Moaners


“Hot Math” Andrew Bird

“You’re So Damn Hot”OK Go


“Too Young to Burn”Sonny & The Sunsets

“Hot Freaks”Blitzen Trapper

“Hot Bed”The Whigs

“I Got The Hots”The Soft Boys

“Burn” The Cure

“Fast Burn”Lost Boy

“Hott in Here” (Nelly)”Beck

“Hot Night In A Cold Town”John Cougar

“Hot House Of Omagararshid”The Yardbirds

Bonus Tracks

“Heatwave” Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

“Bubbling Hot”Pato Banton

“Hot Love”T. Rex

“Heats” Kampi

“Hot Mess”Chromeo

“Mr. Heat Miser”Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer soundtrack

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  2. You switched the Z and the T in Blitzen Trapper.

    (Only in the title)

  3. Really….Andrew Bird?


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