So it’s hot. What are you going to do about it? Whine? Complain?
Just be cool. If not in actual temperature, then in your state of mind.
After all, some like it hot.
Ever hear Robert Palmer’s “Some Like It Hot”?
“Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
“Some feel the heat and decide that they can’t go on
“Some like it hot, but you can’t tell how hot til you try
“Some like it hot, so let’s turn up the heat til we fry.”
Ever seen the silly 1959 movie “Some Like It Hot” with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtiss and Jack Lemmon? Monroe sang the title song, cooing, “But baby, I like it hot.”
There are people who thrive in this kind of weather. For them there’s nothing better than a long, hot summer.
Keith Urban wrote his ode to this weather with “Long, Hot Summer,” written with singer-songwriter Richard Marx: “It’s gonna be a long, hot summer, we should be together …”
Of course, “The Long, Hot Summer” was a movie, too. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward starred in that 1958 flick.
The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel compiled a list of music videos online — www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jun/27/brutally-hot-songs-about-heat/ — to “celebrate” the heatwave so readers could listen to some “hot” tunes, including:
“Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter.
“Hot Summer Night” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
“Heatwave” by Martha & the Vandellas.
“Long Hot Summer Days” by Sara Watkins.
“Long, Hot Summer Night” by Jimi Hendrix.
“Temperature is Rising” by Otis Spann.
“Burnin’ Up” by the Jonas Brothers.
And how about, “A Hundred and Ten In The Shade” by John Fogerty and The Fairfield Four?
Remember The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City”?
“Hot town, summer in the city
“Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
“Been down, isn’t it a pity
“Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
“All around, people looking half dead
“Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head.”
Don’t be down, lookin’ half dead. Remember, weather is one of those things you can’t control. And it’s temporary. So, find something to enjoy about it and like the title of the 2005 John Travolta movie, “Be Cool.”