artworks-000114484341-g041w0-t500x500Zwette feat. Molly – “Rush (Sam Feldt Remix)” – (2015)

This one might seem, once the bass kicks in, to be a bit heavy and all about the bounce, but Sam Feldt’s touch helps reign it in a bit. There is a little bit of brass which helps… I don’t know. By the end of the song I’m pretty into it. If your summer includes Miami or Ibiza, this should be right up your alley.

#19 – Rush – “Limelight” – (1981)

Okay, so Rush isn’t a hair band – but they are a rock band and that is the technical criteria to make this list. “Limelight” is one of the band’s better-known songs and is featured on Moving Pictures, the band’s most popular album – which was released in 1981. So there you go, a rock song from the 80s (with or without massive hair).

Rush – “Tom Sawyer” – (1981)

From my favorite Canadian band – to my not-so-favorite. I don’t know what it is about Rush, but they just bore me. This is one of their most popular/most well known songs and it’s heavy on the synthesizer (but hey, it was the 80s). “Today’s Tom Sawyer – He gets high on you.” I don’t know what that means. I do like the opening lyrics, however: “A modern day warrior – mean, mean stride. Today’s Tom Sawyer – mean, mean pride.” Don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, but I kinda like it. True story: within one hour of driving across the border from Washington state to British Colombia one summer, this song came on a Canadian radio station. Which I kinda expected.