Top Ten Songs about the Heat

Thermometer photo by Vaughan WillisWith the temperatures skyrocketing out there, maybe some good music will help soothe your heated skin. The only problem is that many of these songs will make you want to dance, and that could be dangerous! So, take care and only listen to these songs in the safety of your air conditioned house or car.

“96 Degrees in the Shade” by Third World

This reggae song is more about fighting for freedom then the heat. But it has a
nice beat and rhythm to it.

Some may suffer and some may burn
But I know that one day my people will learn
As sure as the sun shines, way up in the sky
Today I stand here a victim the truth is I’ll never die

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“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell

Snoop performs the chorus and the second and third verses (of three), while
Pharrell performs the first verse. The song was named the most popular Rap
Song of the decade by Billboard and was Snoop Dogg’s first number one on the
chart. The title means to “rob someone of their belongings.” This is not a song to
be played in mixed company unless you have the radio edit.

Uh! I’m a nice dude, with some nice dreams
See these ice cubes, see these Ice Creams?
Eligible bachelor, million dollar boat

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“Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter

Although this song has been covered by several others, Poindexter’s seems to
be the one that clicked. The song has been featured in a number of movies
including The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Casual Sex?, a promo for
Ugly Betty, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and H-E Double Hockey Sticks.

See people rocking
Hear people chanting
Feeling hot hot hot
Keep up this spirit
Come on let’s do it
Feeling hot hot hot

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“Hot in Herre” by Nelly

“Hot in Herre” is a popular song and single performed by the hip-hop artist Nelly,
and was released in 2002 as the first single on his album Nellyville.

I need you to get up up on the dance floor
Give that man what he askin for
Cuz I feel like bustin loose and I feel like touchin you
And cant nobody stop the juice so baby tell me whats the use

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“Hot in the City” by Billy Idol

A classic hit by Billy Idol. Although the released version of the song contains a verse in which Idol shouts “New York,” other versions of the song were recorded for various radio stations, including one in which he shouts “New Haven.”

It’s hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
On a hot summer night
Don’t be afraid of the world we made
On a hot summer night

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“Hot Like We” by Cecile

This song has a good beat and will make you want to get up and dance. They lyrics have some sexual themes and harsh language, that is if you can understand them.

Inna mi bedroom mi quick like a Spartan
From whip to di chain, handcuff fi mi hand
So from yuh know yuh have di grip and yuh full of attraction
Say Yaaayyyohhh!

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“Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer

“Hot Stuff” won Donna Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal
Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that
feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal
Performance.

Lookin for a lover who needs another
Don’t want another night on my own
Wanna share my love with a woman lover
Wanna bring a wild man back home

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“Hotter Than Hell” by KISS

Not one of KISS’s most popular songs, but still good. The focus of the song is a
beautiful woman that the singer desires. Ultimately, his attraction is in vain as
she tells him she is married.

Hot, hot, hotter than hell
You know she’s gonna leave you well done
Hot, hot, hotter than hell
Burn you like the midday sun

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“(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” by Martha & The Vandellas

This single was a breakthrough hit for Martha & the Vandellas peaking at #1 on
the Billboard R&B charts. It also garnered the group’s only Grammy Award
nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for 1964. They
were the first Motown group to be nominated for the award.

Whenever he calls my name
Sounds low, sweet and plain
Right then, right then
I feel that burning flame
Has a high blood pressure got a hold on me
Or is this the way love’s supposed to be?

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“Too Darn Hot” by Ella Fitzgerald

“Too Darn Hot” is a popular song written by Cole Porter for his musical Kiss Me,
Kate (1948). In the stage version, it is sung at the start of Act 2. However, it is
probably more popular as a single released by Ella Fitzgerald.

Cause when the thermometer
Goes way up
And the weather is sizzling hot
Mr. Pants for romance
A G.I. for his cutie-pie
A marine for his queen is not

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