Music Series: Summer 2010

Every Friday morning this summer we'll embark on the quest for the perfect summer song.  What makes a great summer anthem?  We're asking musicians, artist and music thinkers like MTV's SWAY, Pat Benatar and SNL's Fred Armisen.  They're giving us their version of the ultimate summer play list.  What's on your summer mix tape?

  • Summer Music: 8675309/Jenny!

    Jul 16, 2010
    We had to put "867 5309" down on our summer music play list. Jim Keller was the man behind the song that got stuck in everyone's head back in 1982. Thank you Jim Keller. Thank you.
  • Summer Music: Pat Benatar's Mixtape

    Jul 2, 2010
    We've been compiling a summer soundtrack for The Takeaway. We're calling this our summer mixed tape series. Who has given us their summer jams so far? MTV's Sway, and SNL's Fred Armis...
  • Listeners Respond: Top Summer Song Picks

    Jun 29, 2010
    Each Friday morning this summer, we're asking musicians, artists and music lovers to weigh in on what makes a perfect summer song. Last week we spoke with "Saturday Night Live's" Fred...
  • Summer Music: Fred Armisen's Mixtape

    Jun 25, 2010
    All summer long we'll be asking thinkers, artists and musicians about what makes the quintessential summer song. This week, SNL's Fred Armisen gives us his idea of the ultimate summer...
  • Summer Music: Sway's Hip-Hop Picks

    Jun 18, 2010
    We'll be talking periodically about music this summer, and kick off the series by examining what makes a classic summer song work. MTV's Sway dissects what makes a summer hit and talk...