I love having dance parties with my two boys. We usually blast some music and dance around the living room. It’s a great way to get that little boy pent up energy out and just, well, let go.
On our short ride back to the house from daycare and summer camp yesterday, we heard the song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz.
I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
Gotta let go!
I wanna celebrate and live my life
Baby, let’s go!
It’s kind of impossible to listen to this song and not dance. At least for this family. We had an impromptu dance party in the car and then in the garage. Biz, the two year old, got a bit excited and sang so loud that we couldn’t hear the song anymore, which prompted G, the (almost) six year old, to declare the party ruined. Short-lived, but still fun.
While the song isn’t typical of the music I usually listen to (I’m more of a Guster or Breaking Benjamin kind of gal), I found it to be one of those songs you just have to turn up on a hot day.
There’s something about the warm air, the hot sun and casual feeling of summer that makes you listen to certain music, isn’t there? I mean, you really can’t go wrong with a Jimmy Buffet or a Bob Marley tune during the summer months. Classics like Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” or “Summertime” by Will Smith are always cookout or poolside favorites. I guess it’s because the songs are simple, catchy and capture the moment. That relaxing, not a care in the world moment.
We only get so much time to enjoy warm summer weather in Maine. Sometimes, you just gotta stop, turn the music up and say AYO! (Or is it, AYUH?)
What’s your favorite summer music? I feel a playlist coming on…