Part 24 in my ongoing "Soundtracks For Summer" series.
Hey, let's keep the "songs that remind you of summer" entries going with another fan request!
Today we have a song that's really called "Coconut," and it's really by Harry Nilsson via the year 1971. I put a different title above because it'll probably get me Google hits.
Now THIS is a pure summer song. I feel like laying in a hammock, as lazy folks like me are prone to do. And in that hammock, I'm drinking some sorta fruity alcoholic concoction all shoved up within a coconut. Which is totally weird, since I can't stand the taste of coconut.
I know, I know, you wonder how someone can hate coconut while loving all things summer. People like me should probably be chained to a palm tree to spend the rest of their days listening to Jimmy Buffet, I know, I know, I read the letters. It's possible to do both, I assure you!
Some people just plain hate coconut. It's just a fact of life, which I suggest that you get used to. To tide you over until then, here's a Muppet version of the song:
I assume THIS version is from The Muppet Show, but I'm really not so sure. But it's silly in that great Muppet way, a great adaptation to a wacky, summer-infusing song.
BTW, I'm also taking reader submissions for future "Soundtracks For Summer" entries. If you've got an idea, pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR comment on this entry OR at the Facebook Fan Page with the name of the song, and a reason or two why it defines "Summer" for you. You'll be glad you did.
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