Beach Jams

I was supposed to meet Darren Copeland for drinks tonight, but I fell asleep. I mean, I crashed. Woke up for no good reason around midnight, and now I can’t get back to sleep.


So I’m killing time until exhaustion takes over again.

As promised last night, here’s the Somewhere Near Cozumel beach playlist. A little disco, a little funk, a little rock’n’roll, some dance mixes, some New Wave, some oldies, and some stuff I just plain like. And a few others I don’t much care for, but my bride insisted on. And a couple bluesy numbers I snuck in when Melissa wasn’t looking. To make up for it, I included a lot of George Michael to keep her happy.*

The playlist hit 105 songs, and then I ran out of space on the CD. Almost all of it is happy, upbeat, danceable stuff. And with loud enough speakers, maybe some bikini girls will come dance with my hot little bikini girl.

I mean, worse things have happened — I hear that First World War was a real bitch.

*My bride has a blind spot when it comes to George Michael. She knows he’s gay, but insists that he’d be straight for just one night, if only for her. Teenage dreams die hard, if at all.

Too Funky by George Michael
Playboy’s Theme by Poncho Sanchez
Lady Marmalade by Patti LaBelle
New Favorite Thing by Luc Woodward
Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
Pleasure, Little Treasure [Glitter Mix] by Depeche Mode
Cream by Prince
All Things (Just Keep Getting Better) by Wildlife
Ain’t To Proud To Bed by The Temptations
Aquas De Marco by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Spanish Guitar by The Ventures
Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Burning Down The House by Tom Jones
Take On Me by A-Ha
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant
Stir It Up by Bob Marley
Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man by Boz Scaggs
You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
Desafinido by Astrud Gilberto and George Michael
Baby, I Love Your Way by Big Mountain
Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James & The Shondells
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
Everybody Wants You To Emerge by Fischerspooner vs. Billy Squier
Greased Lightin’ by John Travolta
There’s No Other Way by Blur
Die Another Day by Madonna
Good Luck by Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula
You’re So Damn Hot by OK Go
Sing A Song by Earth Wind & Fire
Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite
Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites
Rinse by Vaness Carlton
Strict Machine by Goldfrapp
Coconut by Harry Nilsson
This Love by Maroon Five
Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol
On Broadway by George Benson
You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates
California Dreamin’ by The Beach Boys
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
Freeek! ’04 by George Michael
Hey Jealousy by The Gin Blossoms
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Boogie Shoes by KC & The Sunshine Band
I’ll Be Around by The Spinners
Mambo Mindoro by Cal Tjader
So Very Hard To Go by Tower Of Power
Not A Virgin by Poe
Black Velvet by Alannah Mules
Spanish Rumba by an unknown artist
Pavlov’s Bell by Aimee Mann
Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players
Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran
Tease Me by Chaka Demus & Pliers
Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground
Boom Shack-A-Lak by Apache Indian
Extraordinary by Liz Phair
Move Your Feet by Junior Senior
Bring Me Some Water by Melissa Etheridge
Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder
Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees
What Would You Say by The Dave Matthews Band
Don’t Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders
Never Coming Home [Dance Mix] by Sting
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Le Freak by Chic
Spanish Guitar by Besame Mucho
Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
Everyday I Write The Book by Elvis Costello
Crimson & Clover by Tommy James & The Shondells
Kiss by Prince
Moon Flower by Carlos Santana
Outside [Hex Hector 12″ Mix] by George Michael
Hot by Smash Mouth
Rag Doll by Aerosmith
Blue Monday [Razormiad Remix] by New Order
White Wedding, Pt 1 by Billy Idol
Rescue Me by Fontella Bass
Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Kiss You All Over by Exile
Short Skirt/Long Jacket by Cake
Caramel by Suzanne Vega
Sleep All Day by Jason Mraz
Girl You Really Got Me Now by Van Halen
Situation [Extended Remix] by Yaz
What I Like About You by The Romantics
Superstar by Jamelia
Disco Inferno by The Trampps
Why Don’t We Get Drunk (And Screw) by Jimmy Buffett
Everybody Got Their Something by Nikka Costa
Heaven by Los Lonely Boys
Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols
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