Islands In The Sun – Songs With A Tropical Theme

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Anyone thinking of an exotic getaway this summer? … Maybe Hawaii, maybe the Caribbean or Jamaica, how about the Cayman Islands or maybe up Alaska way to the Aleutians and the Cook Inlet. Well, even if YOU can’t escape or getaway this summer, give your mind an exotic vacation with some “Tropical Tunes” of the islands. A range of genres from reggae to rock to country to pop standards of long ago are included to give you the feel of a tropical paradise vacation. Soft white sands, palm trees, sailboats, cool breezes, a gentle mist, mild waves, blue horizons, island sunsets, a tropical drink… all reminiscent of well deserved paradise adventure, at least in your mind. Even a couple of pirates and a coconut thrown in for good measure here also. I’m sure there are more out there but this should give you a good start for putting a playlist together for your ipod or even making a cd to take along with you wherever you’re going.

Put your feet up, kick back and enjoy! 🙂

Islands In The Sun ~ Songs With A Tropical Theme

  1. Almost Paradise – Roger Williams
  2. Almost Paradise (Love Theme from Footloose) – Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
  3. Aloha Oe – George Greeley
  4. An American Dream – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  5. Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
  6. Back To The Island – Leon Russell
  7. Bali Ha’i – Jo Stafford
  8. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte
  9. Beyond The Blue Horizon – Lou Christie
  10. Beyond The Reef – Andy Williams
  11. Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
  12. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  13. Caribbean – Mitchell Torok
  14. Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
  15. Christmas Island – Jimmy Buffett
  16. Coconut – Harry Nilsson
  17. Cool Change – Little River Band
  18. Cool Night – Paul Davis
  19. Ebb Tide – Frank Chacksfield
  20. Enchanted Island – The Four Lads
  21. Escape (The Pina Coloda Song) – Rupert Holmes
  22. Gidget Goes Hawaiian – Duane Eddy
  23. Harbor Lights – Sammy Kaye
  24. Hawaii – The Beach Boys
  25. Hawaii Five-O – The Ventures
  26. Hawaii Tattoo – The Waikkis
  27. Hawaii Sunset – Elvis Presley
  28. Hawaiian War Chant – Billy Vaughn
  29. Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  30. Hold On – Santana
  31. Hula Love – Buddy Knox
  32. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff
  33. In The Middle Of An Island – Tennessee Ernie Ford
  34. Island – Jesse Colin Young
  35. Island Girl – Elton John
  36. Island In The Sun – Harry Belafonte
  37. Island Of Lost Souls – Blondie
  38. Island Of Love – Elvis Presley
  39. Island Woman – Pablo Cruise
  40. Islands – John Denver
  41. Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  42. Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte
  43. Jammin’ – Bob Marley
  44. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
  45. La Isla Bonita – Madonna
  46. The Last Farewell – Roger Whitaker
  47. Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
  48. Leah – Roy Orbison
  49. Little Coco Palm – Jerry Wallace
  50. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  51. Margaritaville – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
  52. Montego Bay – Bobby Bloom
  53. Moondance – Van Morrison
  54. On An Island – David Gilmour
  55. Paradise – Sade
  56. Paradise – Third World
  57. Pearly Shells – Burl Ives
  58. Pineapple Princess – Annette
  59. A Pirate Looks At Forty – Jimmy Buffett
  60. Quiet Village – Martin Denny
  61. Red Red Wine – UB40
  62. Red Sails In The Sunset – The Platters
  63. Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley
  64. Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
  65. Smiling Islands – Robbie Patton
  66. Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow
  67. Spill The Wine – Eric Burden & War
  68. Stranger In Paradise – Tony Bennett
  69. Sweet Leilani – Bing Crosby
  70. Tamoure – Bill Justis
  71. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  72. Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson
  73. The Tide Is High – Blondie
  74. Tiny Bubbles – Don Ho
  75. Two Pina Coladas – Garth Brooks
  76. Trade Winds – Billy Vaughn
  77. Volcano – Jimmy Buffett
  78. White Silver Sands – Don Rondo

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Here are a few additional song posts with related themes:

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Songs About Days Of The Week

For those of you wishing to put a music playlist together of things to get done for each day of the week, here’s some tunes to help get ya started. You might even call this a motivational list or even a therapeutic one. Maybe for your daily workout routine, could make chores or household  cleaning just a tad more pleasant, possible for the long drive to work in traffic, or to that meeting or appointment you really are stressing about. Whatever the purpose, here’s a nice compilation list for you to choose from. As you will soon find out, some days seem to be just a little more popular than others 🙂

Songs About Days of The Week

Monday

  1. Blue Monday – Fats Domino
  2. Blue Monday – New Order
  3. Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett
  4. Double Monday – Dio
  5. Except For Monday – Lorrie Morgan
  6. I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday) – Steve Azar
  7. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
  8. It Sure Is Monday – Mark Chesnutt
  9. Long Monday – John Prine
  10. Manic Monday – The Bangles
  11. Make It Till Monday – The Verve
  12. Monday – The Jam
  13. Monday Monday – The Mamas & The Papas
  14. Monday Morning – Fleetwood Mac
  15. Monday Morning Blues – Breathe
  16. Monday Morning Church – Alan Jackson
  17. Monday Morning Secretary – The Statler Brothers
  18. Monday To Sunday – Superbus
  19. New Moon On Monday – Duran Duran
  20. Rainy Days & Mondays – The Carpenters
  21. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  22. Stormy Monday – Allman Brothers Band

Tuesday

  1. Barely Out Of Tuesday – Counting Crows
  2. Church On Tuesday – Stone Temple Pilots
  3. Everything’s Tuesday – Chairmen Of The Board
  4. Forever Tuesday Morning – The Mockers
  5. Hung Over On A Tuesday – Dredg
  6. Losing On A Tuesday – Adam Green
  7. Love You Till Tuesday – David Bowie
  8. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning – Cowboy Junkies
  9. Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
  10. Sweet Tuesday Morning – Badfinger
  11. Tuesday – Monoral
  12. Tuesday Afternoon – Moody Blues
  13. Tuesday Heartache – Steve Perry
  14. Tuesday Heartbreak – Stevie Wonder
  15. Tuesday Morning – Michelle Branch
  16. Tuesday Night Music Club – Sheryl Crow
  17. Tuesday’s Dead – Cat Stevens
  18. Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  19. Tuesday’s Gone – Metallica
  20. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays – Jimmy Buffett

Wednesday

  1. Ash Wednesday – Shivaree
  2. Ash Wednesday – Elvis Perkins
  3. Big Wednesday – Adam Freeland
  4. Waiting For Wednesday – Lisa Loeb
  5. Wednesday – Tori Amos
  6. Wednesday – Jimmy Eat World
  7. Wednesday Evening Blues – John Lee Hooker
  8. Wednesday Girl – The Jet Set
  9. Wednesday Morning – America
  10. Wednesday Morning 3 AM – Simon & Garfunkel
  11. Wednesday Week – Elvis Costello
  12. Wednesday Week – The Undertones
  13. Wednesday’s Child – Matt Monro
  14. Wednesday’s Song – John Frusciante

Thursday

  1. Any Given Thursday – John Mayer
  2. Outlook For Thursday – Dave Dobbyn
  3. Sweet Thursday – Matt Costa
  4. This Ordinary Thursday – Georgia Stitt
  5. Thursday – Jim Croce
  6. Thursday – Life Of Agony
  7. Thursday Afternoon – Brian Eno
  8. Thursday Night Blues – Johnny Otis
  9. Thursday’s Child – David Bowie

Friday

  1. A Few Minutes On Friday – Bright Eyes
  2. Another Friday Night – Kenny Chesney
  3. Black Friday – Steely Dan
  4. Friday – Rebecca Black (gag…sorry…one of the worst songs ever)
  5. Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
  6. Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats
  7. Friday On My Mind – David Bowie
  8. Friday On My Mind – The Shadows
  9. Friday’s Child – Nancy Sinatra
  10. Friday’s Child – Van Morrison
  11. Friday Let Me Down – Hall & Oates
  12. Friday Night – Good Charlotte
  13. Friday Night – The Darkness
  14. Friday Night – McFly
  15. Friday Night Blues – John Conlee
  16. Friday Night Fever – George Strait
  17. Friday Night, Saturday Morning – The Specials
  18. Friday Street – Paul Weller
  19. Get ‘Em Out By Friday – Genesis
  20. Thank God It’s Friday – Love & Kisses
  21. Thank God It’s Friday – R. Kelly

Saturday

  1. 10:15 Saturday Night – The Cure
  2. Almost Saturday Night – John Fogerty
  3. Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke
  4. Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens
  5. Book Of Saturday – King Crimson
  6. Come Saturday Morning – The Sandpipers
  7. Dancing On A Saturday Night – Barry Blue
  8. Drive-In Saturday – David Bowie
  9. Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham
  10. Jukebox Saturday Night – Glenn Miller
  11. Livingston Saturday Night – Jimmy Buffett
  12. One More Saturday Night – Grateful Dead
  13. Saturday – Fall Out Boy
  14. Saturday Gigs – Mott The Hoople
  15. Saturday In The Park – Chicago
  16. Saturday Love – Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal
  17. Saturday Morning – The Eels
  18. Saturday Mornig Confusion – Bobby Russell
  19. Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
  20. Saturday Night – New Christy Minstrels
  21. Saturday Night – Suede
  22. Saturday Night – Whigfield
  23. Saturday Nite – Earth Wind & Fire
  24. Saturday Night At The Movies – The Drifters
  25. Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees – Leyton Buzzards
  26. Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  27. Saturday Night Special – Conway Twitty
  28. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Thelma Houston
  29. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Madness
  30. Saturday Night & Sunday Morning – Phil Collins
  31. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
  32. Saturday Savior – Failure
  33. Saturday’s Kids – The Jam
  34. Saturdays – De La Soul
  35. Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night – Bon Jovi

Sunday

  1. Black Sunday – Jethro Tull
  2. Black Sunday – Cold
  3. Blue Sunday – The Doors
  4. Blue Sunday – Tom Petty
  5. Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone
  6. Easy (Like Sunday Morning) – The Commodores
  7. Easy (Like Sunday Morning) – Faith No More
  8. Everyday Is Like Sunday – Morrissey
  9. Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holiday
  10. Gloomy Sunday – Bjork
  11. I Met Him On A Sunday – The Shirells
  12. It Must Be Sunday – Phoebe Snow
  13. Lazin’ On A Sunday Afternoon – Queen
  14. Lazy Sunday – Small Faces
  15. Never On Sunday – The Chordettes
  16. Never On Sunday – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  17. Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees
  18. Raining On Sunday – Keith Urban
  19. Sugar On Sunday – Clique
  20. Sunday & Me – Jay & The Americans
  21. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  22. Sunday Down In Tennessee – Red Foley
  23. Sunday Drive – The Early November
  24. Sunday Drive – Alabama
  25. Sunday For Tea – Peter & Gordon
  26. Sunday Girl – Blondie
  27. Sunday In New York – Mel Torme
  28. Sunday In The South – Shenandoah
  29. Sunday Kind Of Love – Ella Fitzgerald
  30. Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
  31. Sunday Kind Of Love – Harptones
  32. Sunday Kind Of Love – Reba McEntire
  33. Sunday, Monday Or Always – Bing Crosby
  34. Sunday, Monday Or Always – Frank Sinatra
  35. Sunday Mornin’ – Spanky & Our Gang
  36. Sunday Morning – Velvet Underground
  37. Sunday Morning – Ani DiFranco
  38. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
  39. Sunday Morning – No Doubt
  40. Sunday Morning Call – Oasis
  41. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
  42. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Kris Kristofferson
  43. Sunday Papers – Joe Jackson
  44. Sunday Sun – Beck
  45. Sunday Sunday – Blur
  46. Sunday Sunrise – Brenda Lee
  47. Sunday Will Never Be The Same – Spanky & Our Gang
  48. Sunny Sunday – Joni Mitchell
  49. What Are You Doing Sunday – Tony Orlando & Dawn
  50. Will You Be Staying After Sunday – Peppermint Rainbow

Weekend Bonus

  1. Lonely Weekends – Charlie Rich
  2. The Weekend Song – Alanis Morissette
  3. Weekend – Wet Willie
  4. Weekend In New England – Barry Manilow
  5. Weekend Song – Billy Joel
  6. Wild Weekend – The Rebels
  7. Wild Weekend – Dave Clark Five
  8. Working For The Weekend – Loverboy

Others (Days of the week mentioned frequently in verses)

  1. Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
  2. Da Doo Ron Ron – Shaun Cassidy
  3. Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
  4. Happy Days (Theme from TV Series) – Pratt & McLain
  5. Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  6. Police On My Back – The Clash
  7. Seven Days – Sting
  8. Seven Days – Craig David
  9. The Man I Love – Billie Holiday
  10. The Man You Love – Il Divo

Are there any other songs that you know of with the day of the week in the title?

Drop me a comment and let me know — I’ll add them next update!