Today’s addition to the Hamptons’ 100 Songs of Summer Countdown comes from the opposite coast, but the tune fits no matter where you play it.
Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #77
“Soul To Squeeze” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
This ditty from RHCP is made for summer’s slower moments. With an easy beat and casual delivery the song sets the mood for chilling on the beach, catching a tan or cruising by sail or motor on the open sea.
It was first recorded in 1991 during sessions for Blood Sugar Sex Magic, but remained an obscure B-side until the band released it as a single for the Coneheads soundtrack in 1993. The single eventually reached seventh on the Mainstream Rock charts and 22 in the Hot 100.