Ten Top Tunes for Summer Listening


For music-loving polyglots, this is a summer listening list for you.

Everyone else — steer clear of falling stars. 

  by Fred Roberts Ragazine Music Editor Category: Best song in the highly competitive category of Hasidic surf Song Title: Gimel 2222 Artist: Alte Zachen Year: 2012 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWtpzhQCL7Y Category: Surf tunes from countries without a beach (Austria) Song Title: I go Surfing Artist: Beach Girls and the Monster Year: 2013 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLHSubP3zA Category: Best summertime song in a foreign alphabet Song Title: Летом Artist: Oleg Kostrow Year: 2018 Link: https://soundcloud.com/oleg-kostrow/letomin-the-summer-time Category: Best risqué lyrics in a non-English language Song Title: Cluburlaub Artist: Schnipo Schranke Year: 2015 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDNmw31UrzY Category: Nostalgic summers on the Baltic Sea Song Title: Historia Jednej Znajomości Artist: Czerwony Gitary Year: 1966 Link: https://youtu.be/JtY-p2Esg1w Category: Friendliest summer doo wop ever Song Title: Be Nice Artist: Kristy and the Kraks Year: 2015 Link: https://totallywiredrecords.bandcamp.com/track/be-nice Category: Amazing summer soundtracks Song Title: Our Place Artist: Maia Vidal Year: 2015 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E53d163fCNw Category: Summer reggae, R.I.P. Robert Brylewski Song Title: Równe Prawa Artist: Izrael Year: 1985 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeTbhFTlt70 Category: Because summer months are filled with sunlight Song Title: To the Light Artist: Mary Ocher Year: 2017 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxiF7AeYOs Category: Summer in the desert Song Title: Keine Oase in Sicht (No Oasis in Sight) Artist: Datashock Year: 2014 Link: https://youtu.be/ub8La2L4FaA  
  About the playlister: Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog indeterminacy.blogspot.com where he wrote 428 “one-minute short stories” inspired by found photos. Fred is also creator and designer of Elbot.com, an award-winning AI system. His interests include literature, film, photography and discovering all the well-kept sounds Europe has to offer.