Part 18 in my ongoing "Soundtracks For Summer" series
For the last day of July, why don't we continue my series of songs that remind you of summer with Jimmy Buffet's classic "Margaritaville?"
Like the previous entry "Red Red Wine," this is a classic summer song recorded for the sole purpose of slumming in a hammock while drinking a nice cold beer on a Sunday evening in July. It's simply a nice, mellow song for all the relaxed folk out there.
For others, its about finding your true love on a summer vacation and remembering the good times you had. For some, like Jimmy Buffet himself, it's a chain of mediocre restaurants to capitalize on the success of the song. Speaking of summer love, here's one of Jimmy's more direct songs about getting drunk and the repercussions of such:
BTW, I'm also taking reader submissions for future "Soundtracks For Summer" entries. If you've got an idea, pop me an email at email@example.com OR comment on this entry OR at the Facebook Fan Page OR at my Twitter with the name of the song, and a reason or two why it defines "Summer" for you. You'll be glad you did.