WET-HOT-TNUC-SUMMER, PART 2.

You know what time it is. Another summer break approaches and that means heavy dosages of boat drinks, SPF 5000 and salty babes are headed our way. Cancel your piano lessons, abort your summer school requirements and come listen to some tantalizing tunes with TNUC. The following are Uncle T’s top five (5) “bare necessity anthems” that you’ll need for soundtracking your daily life in the coming months. Each is as spirited and exuberant as the setting sun.  As more tracks come our direction, we’ll post them on the Facebook page, and we encourage you to do the same.

#1 Betty Who – Somebody Loves You (FM Attack Remix)

This song plays as you dance with your dreamgirl on the beach, who just happened to wash up on shore as you were taking a stroll that morning. It’s your first night together and you’re under the moonlight at the ultimate beach-bash of the decade. No Vegas-metrosexual club people or Euro-douche DJs in sight. Just a sea of tropical long-butts while TNUC mans the decks and plays the hits. Oh, and Doug Coughlin from Cocktail isn’t dead so he’s twirling around and serving drinks at the bar all night.

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#2 Journey – Suzanne 

Stream the song:


Absolutely the juiciest deep-cut in the Journey catalogue, Suzanne captures the spirit of being young in the summer. Bonfires at the beach, arcades, Friday night at the drive-in, riding bikes over the dunes, “the point”, manhunt, the boardwalk, pools lit at night, kickball, parking at Pizza Hut, smoking a joint on the 50 yard line…..but most importantly, the many crushes and being in love. When Steve Perry belts out “those summer nights, those summer nights”….oh man, Uncle T just about loses it.

Suzanne is featured on Journey’s 1986 album, ‘Raised on Radio’.
Download the track / Buy the album here.

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#3 Sally Shapiro – I Dream With an Angel Tonight (Lovelock Remix)

We covered this exotic island beauty in great detail when it premiered on TNUC last month. If you missed that post, check it out here when you’ve finished reading this entry.

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#4 Silent Gloves feat. Patrick Baker – So Real


Electronic unit Silent Gloves released this single in April and it made everything in my penthouse suite stop on the first listen. Literally every person I play this for is floored by the vocals. Lads and ladies, meet Patrick Baker. If I were him, this song would be my ultimate go-to to make the girls melt. The synth work provides an equal, copious amount of balminess as well. Seriously, this is THE sound of summer. You’ll enjoy the remixes too, so do yourself a favor and pick up the EP here.

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#5 Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental Dub Version)

Stream the song:


Let your Uncle be your guide and trust me on this one. With all due respect to Tina Turner, losing the vocal part on this song from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome gives a whole new feel to the track. It loses the AOR, big-budget soundtrack vibe and heads straight into Cocktail land. By simply cutting the vocals and extending a few parts, the song sails to tropical territory. Obviously Tim Cappelo’s saxophone solo did NOT get cut, otherwise we wouldn’t go anywhere near this version of the song. TNUC would also like to note that we love Elisabeth Shue and needed an excuse to include a picture of her somewhere on here.
Download the track.

5 Comments on “WET-HOT-TNUC-SUMMER, PART 2.

  1. Today I was in a store and heard the mid 90's hit “In The House of Stone and Light” by Martin Page for the first time in years and was struck by how great it sounds. It would not be out of place on this Summer list.

  2. I have no idea how I've missed the hit “Suzanne” by Journey. It's been on repeat the past couple of nights. Thank you TNUC for opening my ears to this hidden summer anthem!

  3. Ahhh….. driving done by the ocean road at 6:00pm, sun going down with the pink 80's cloud and slightly raising the volume in your convertible. We need more music 80's music Uncle TNUC!!

    Have you ever thought of making a 80's CD line exclusive from Uncle TNUC's collection? You shoudl… because I'd be the first to buy. For the time being however, I'll continue to blast the music from your site on my desktop. Keep up the 80's love brotha

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