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Favorite song.
May 21st, 2012, 6:58pm
 
What song do you associate with The Wildwoods and as such is your favorite? Do you have one? I like the ones that first come to mind "Wildwood Days" and the like of course. But I once saw a youtube video done with still shots that was about Wildwood and it was set to Green Days "Wake me up when September ends". I have since tried to find that video but cannot. I seem to remember it was taken down, perhaps copyright issues or some such. I absolutely loved it and that song has stuck in my mind and every time I hear it, I pause, listen, and reminisce. I don't know exactly what the lyrics are meant to communicate, and sometimes I twist the lyrics of a song to my own meaning and perhaps I have done so here but.....the words do seem to fit the passing of time and experience. And in this case, the Wildwoods experience. We have spoken of the finite time we have to visit The Wildwoods and how it will come to an end someday. Those thoughts are haunting and I think the song speaks to that. I don't mean to sound somber, but rather put in perspective my love of The Wildwoods and every precious second I have the privilege of spending there.
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Reply #1 - May 22nd, 2012, 1:33am
 
The way I see it, growing up and going down to Wildwood year after year will always be defined by the compilation of songs that were popular at the time and added to that evolving summer soundtrack that we take with us throughout our lives. But for me the summer standard was THE SUMMER WIND by Mr. Sinatra followed closely by either HOT FUN IN THE SMMERTIME by Sly & Family Stone or THEME TO A SUMMER PLACDE by Percy Faith.     George
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Reply #2 - May 22nd, 2012, 6:48am
 
Even though Wildwood is on the east coast and not a surfing haven, its gotta be Surf City by Jan and Dean.
I think its probably because Wildwood was so much a part of my coming of age and my surf music phase was right in the middle of that.
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The sounds of the tram cars, the smells of the various food vendor wares, and the noise..oh the noise, it all brings me back to a simpler time, when bills and deadlines were not part of my life.
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Reply #3 - May 22nd, 2012, 7:05am
 
Quote from 57tbird on May 22nd, 2012, 6:48am:
Even though Wildwood is on the east coast and not a surfing haven, its gotta be Surf City by Jan and Dean.
I think its probably because Wildwood was so much a part of my coming of age and my surf music phase was right in the middle of that.

There are so many songs I hear that remind me of WW.  Rather than a favorite beach song, I do remember in the 70's being on the beach and everyone had their radios blasting to disco; I rememer a lifeguard singing "funkytown".
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Reply #4 - May 22nd, 2012, 8:47am
 
This topic came up before. Driving down Atlantic Ave. when I was about 8 I heard this song on the radio as we were heading to the boardwalk. In the glory days of the motel neon its a perfect song, Electric Avenue by Eddie Grant.
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Reply #5 - May 22nd, 2012, 11:13am
 
I remember that vid Warren. I believe it was done by someone on this forum.. no? Was it greg?
 
 
Quote from warren on May 21st, 2012, 6:58pm:
What song do you associate with The Wildwoods and as such is your favorite? Do you have one? I like the ones that first come to mind "Wildwood Days" and the like of course. But I once saw a youtube video done with still shots that was about Wildwood and it was set to Green Days "Wake me up when September ends". I have since tried to find that video but cannot. I seem to remember it was taken down, perhaps copyright issues or some such. I absolutely loved it and that song has stuck in my mind and every time I hear it, I pause, listen, and reminisce. I don't know exactly what the lyrics are meant to communicate, and sometimes I twist the lyrics of a song to my own meaning and perhaps I have done so here but.....the words do seem to fit the passing of time and experience. And in this case, the Wildwoods experience. We have spoken of the finite time we have to visit The Wildwoods and how it will come to an end someday. Those thoughts are haunting and I think the song speaks to that. I don't mean to sound somber, but rather put in perspective my love of The Wildwoods and every precious second I have the privilege of spending there.

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Reply #6 - May 22nd, 2012, 11:14am
 
I think of WW when I hear Kidd Rocks 'all summer long'
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Reply #7 - May 22nd, 2012, 12:31pm
 
For some reason, my go-to in WW is country music (and oldies, WIBG occasionally, among other channels that I have preset in my car radio.  FM1 is DC stations, FM2 is WW).  Not sure how familiar the regulars are here but last year the song "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen had just come out and was really catchy and summer-y.  "Back Road" by Rodney Atkins as well.  If I hear that song, especially on the way to WW, it seems all too appropriate.  Something about country music for me that is so light and crisp and just fits a lazy summertime mood.
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Reply #8 - May 22nd, 2012, 5:42pm
 
Quote from FlyinGN on May 22nd, 2012, 11:13am:
I remember that vid Warren. I believe it was done by someone on this forum.. no? Was it greg?
If it was someone on the forum I hope they would consider, if able, putting it back up. It was really very good. Thanks Frank for confirming my rusty memory Smiley.

Quote from warren on May 21st, 2012, 6:58pm:
What song do you associate with The Wildwoods and as such is your favorite? Do you have one? I like the ones that first come to mind "Wildwood Days" and the like of course. But I once saw a youtube video done with still shots that was about Wildwood and it was set to Green Days "Wake me up when September ends". I have since tried to find that video but cannot. I seem to remember it was taken down, perhaps copyright issues or some such. I absolutely loved it and that song has stuck in my mind and every time I hear it, I pause, listen, and reminisce. I don't know exactly what the lyrics are meant to communicate, and sometimes I twist the lyrics of a song to my own meaning and perhaps I have done so here but.....the words do seem to fit the passing of time and experience. And in this case, the Wildwoods experience. We have spoken of the finite time we have to visit The Wildwoods and how it will come to an end someday. Those thoughts are haunting and I think the song speaks to that. I don't mean to sound somber, but rather put in perspective my love of The Wildwoods and every precious second I have the privilege of spending there.


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Reply #9 - May 22nd, 2012, 6:55pm
 
I asked this question over dinner tonight, and my son says the song that they play on the log flume when you go under the boardwalk. I was always partial to A Salty Dog by procol harem. And of course On The Boardwalk by Bruce Stringbean(mugsy) from the uncle floyd album. Sure it's about Seaside heights but it is on our wildwood mix cd
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Reply #10 - May 22nd, 2012, 7:39pm
 
Frank, here are all of the videos I have made. I didn't do the September Ends song, but I recall hearing it many times in the middle of August when thoughts of September start creeping into my mind.  
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperOktav/videos
 
I got a new DSLR camera last Fall and it shoots in HD Video so I hope to put something really nice together this year.  Smiley
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Reply #11 - May 23rd, 2012, 1:02am
 
Quote from cynda109 on May 22nd, 2012, 6:55pm:
I asked this question over dinner tonight, and my son says the song that they play on the log flume when you go under the boardwalk. I was always partial to A Salty Dog by procol harem. And of course On The Boardwalk by Bruce Stringbean(mugsy) from the uncle floyd album. Sure it's about Seaside heights but it is on our wildwood mix cd

 
 
Anything by Uncle Floyd is good. He performed a local function where I work a few months back.
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Reply #12 - May 23rd, 2012, 9:44am
 
it is so hard to pick a favorite song,,so I made 2 cd's (so far) that has all the songs that remind me of WW
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Reply #13 - May 23rd, 2012, 2:23pm
 
Quote from DooWopper on May 22nd, 2012, 7:39pm:
Frank, here are all of the videos I have made. I didn't do the September Ends song, but I recall hearing it many times in the middle of August when thoughts of September start creeping into my mind.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperOktav/videos

I got a new DSLR camera last Fall and it shoots in HD Video so I hope to put something really nice together this year.  Smiley

 
 
thanks Greg.. Maybe I saw it on here when someone posted a link to it? Can't wait to see your new vids too!!
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Reply #14 - May 23rd, 2012, 2:25pm
 
Quote from Bryan on May 22nd, 2012, 12:31pm:
For some reason, my go-to in WW is country music (and oldies, WIBG occasionally, among other channels that I have preset in my car radio.  FM1 is DC stations, FM2 is WW).  Not sure how familiar the regulars are here but last year the song "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" by Jake Owen had just come out and was really catchy and summer-y.  "Back Road" by Rodney Atkins as well.  If I hear that song, especially on the way to WW, it seems all too appropriate.  Something about country music for me that is so light and crisp and just fits a lazy summertime mood.

 
 
I agree with you about the country music thing. "Toes"  and "Knee Deep" by Zac Brown Band come to mind.
 
The old standbye''s "Under the Boardwalk" and "Wildwood Days" are totally classic though!!!
 
I also remember the YouTube video with the GreenDay song. IT was great
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