Music Monday: Heat

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Right now, it's likely to be getting prett-ty warm around you. So today's Music Monday is Scott's tribute to heat. Consider it our way of warming you up to the Dog Days of Summer. Also we wanted to use that terrible pun.

The Style Council - Long Hot Summer

 

There aren't many songs that feel connected to both an era and a season, but just listen! How could this song be born anywhere but the summer of 1983?

Eh, so they're gonna be short, so what. It's too hot to do a lot of work. See you after the jump.

Peter Gabriel - The Rhythm Of The Heat

 

There's the kind of heat that makes you lazy, then the kind of heat that makes you crazy. This particular heat seems to be the of the second variety.

Asia - Heat Of The Moment

 

It's produced like a cold wind across your face, but it's still the kind of song one can only imagine hearing while sitting on the hood of a muscle car in some bowling alley parking lot on a warm summer's night. Or possibly while winning a skiing competition. Could go either way.

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

 

The heat we feel from peppers and needles aren't REAL heat, but they give us a similar feeling. So they count. Don't mess with me, one more of these and I get to go back and sit in front of the A/C again.

Billy Idol - Hot In The City

 

Yes, Billy. It IS hot in this city. THAT'S IT I'M DONE SEE YOU AT THE POOL WHOOOOOOO SUMMMMMERRRRRRRR!

Throw in your heat-based songs and then get out there and enjoy yourself! Oh, as always, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.