Saturday, August 05, 2006

Song of the Summer: Seashores of Old Mexico

This week's Song of the Summer nominee is George Strait's cover of the Merle Haggard classic, Seashores of Old Mexico. An easy-going and Buffett-free beach song that drifts you down to the Gulf. Happy Simcoe Day weekend - see you on Tuesday!

Between now and the end of August, the Parking Lot will reveal its nominees for 2006 Song of the Summer. The song must be country, appear on the Billboard chart this summer, and not be a ballad. Voting starts August 28th.

3 comments:

Road Hammer said...

An excellent choice.

Although I'm not as familiar with George's catalogue as the gracious host of this site is, I think that the in the verse when George sings about how he went down to Juarez and lost all his money is probably the best example of the richness of this Texas troubador's vocal capacity.

On another note, I'm increasing of the opinion that an exception to the Billboard rule should be made for "Hold My Beer" in this little competition. That tune is growing on me like fungus on a five day old burger.

David said...

Hold My Beer is an excellent tune. The purpose of the Billboard standard was simply to avoid obscure songs. Given Mr. Pritchett's headliner status at the Holstein Rodeo last month, I think we can qualify his song. A good choice, Hammer.

Webber said...

I have to give my vote to this song, and not just because it is the only one I have actually listened to so far.