Summer top 10s from your friends

Mark Lore, CN&R arts editor
Songs made for hot drives with the windows down (‘78 Trans Am preferred).

“Seventeen,” Fancy
“Paris 2004,” Peter, Bjorn and John
“Get Up and Go,” The Polyphonic Spree
“Turn On Me,” The Shins
“Hit That,” M.I.A.
“TGIM,” The Mother Hips
“Icky Thump,” The White Stripes
“Summersend,” Misha
“Fiery Crash,” Andrew Bird
“Melt Show,” Old 97’s

Sanjay Dev, host of KZFR’s “Devastation Sounds”
And if you’re feeling hot, with full watts these heavy cuts in a reggae/rootsical fashion might cool you off.

“Tell I a Lie,” Hugh Mundell
“Be My Princess Lady,” Lacksley Castell
“Hog and Goat,” Don Carlos
“Conscious Man,” Barry Brown
“Certify,” Michael Prophet
“Another Man,” Linval Thompson
“Murderer,” Barrington Levy
“Front Door,” Gregory Isaacs
“Mr. DJ,” Earl Sixteen
“Let Me Rock You Now,” Love Joys

The Underground, staff picks
Classic jams and new favorites to spice up your next summer shindig.

“Pressure Drop,” Toots & The Maytals
“Give up the Funk,” Parliament
“Tribal Connection,” Gogol Bordello
“San Berdoo Sunburn,” Eagles of Death Metal
The Mix-Up, Beastie Boys
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” The Animals
“The Sunnyside of the Street,” The Pogues
“Me & Mr. Jones,” Amy Winehouse
“Nite Klub,” The Specials
“American Music,” Violent Femmes

Karla Hernández, KCSC general manager & CN&R contributor
Ten cool songs to save you from a heat wave.

“I Feel It All,” Feist
“Our Movie Rules,” The Higher
“You All Believe,” Danger Radio
“All Alone,” Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
“The Old Holland,” Rocky Votolato
“Must Be the Moon,” !!!
“Fluorescent Adolescent,” Arctic Monkeys
“All My Friends,” LCD Soundsystem
“Wet and Rusting,” Menomena
“Sugar Cinnamon,” Portugal The Man

Andy Holcombe, mayor of Chico
One must let the notes of the past rise to the surface of our consciousness, like a trout striking a water bug, to fully enjoy the promise of summer.

“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” Allman Brothers Band
“All Along the Watchtower,” Jimi Hendrix Experience
“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” Paul Simon
“In the Summertime,” Mungo Jerry
“Red Rubber Ball,” The Cyrkle
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” Bob Dylan
“Box of Rain,” Grateful Dead
“Up on Cripple Creek,” The Band
“You Are So Beautiful,” Joe Cocker
“Sympathy for the Devil,” Rolling Stones

Matt Loomis, graphic artist & DJ
Music to light your front porch on fire.

“Civilized Worm,” Melvins
“Vision,” Baroness
“Omniscient,” Black Cobra
“Sick Wid’ It Is the Crew,” Turf Talk & E-40
“Mikey Rocks,” The Cool Kids
“Fault Lines,” Intronaut
“Where’s Da G’s,” Dizzee Rascal & UGK
“Coda Maestoso In F (Flat) Minor,” Earth
“Thumb,” Kyuss
“Neptune’s Convoy,” Fu Manchu

Marisol Salgado, deejay, The Mix 95.1 & CN&R contributor
Songs so hot you are guaranteed to melt like cheese on a burger.

“I Love You,” The Pipettes
“Fans,” Kings of Leon
“Saturday,” Electrelane
“Teenage Hustling,” Tori Amos
“Radio Christiane,” The Virgins
“Robocat,” Teenagers in Tokyo
“I Had to Tell You,” Liz Pappademas
“Channel Noize,” Darkside Mirrors
“Imitosis,” Andrew Bird
“Summertime,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Jason Cassidy, CN&R calendar editor
The heat makes things happen.

“Into Action,” Tim Armstrong
“The Sweet Escape,” Gwen Stefani
“Don’t Matter,” Akon
“Real Girl,” Mutya Buena
“Young Folks,” Peter, Bjorn and John
“Titus Andronicus,” Titus Andronicus
“Smother + Evil = Hurt,” The Kissaway Trail
“Lip Gloss,” Lil Mama
“You! Me! Dancing!,” Los Campesinos!
“Beautiful Girls,” Sean Kingston