Various Artists

101 Barbecue Songs

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101 BBQ Songs is a 102-track five-disc compilation of feel-good, fun-spirited pop music from the past several decades, going from the present day all the way back to the 1960s. It would indeed make for a good party soundtrack, be it a barbecue or a pool party. The material is generally quite strong and varied, comprised of hits from both sides of the Atlantic, and each of the five disc has its own vibe. The first disc is the most varied, ranging from the Beach Boys ("Fun, Fun, Fun") to Lily Allen ("Smile"), and includes some songs like Bran Van 3000's "Drinking in L.A." that might be obscure to some listeners. The second disc is oriented toward 1980s pop and includes highlights such as Men at Work's "Down Under," Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine," and the Human League's "Don't You Want Me." The third disc is oriented toward dance-pop and includes highlights such as Eric Prydz's "Call on Me," Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever," and Spiller's "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)." The four disc is oriented toward R&B and includes highlights such as R. Kelly's "Ignition," DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Summertime," and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." The fifth disc is oriented toward classics from yesteryear and includes highlights such as Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons' "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)."

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:49
2 3:09
3
3:32
4
3:23
5 3:17
6 4:12
7 4:05
8 3:51
9 4:00
10 3:38
11 3:11
12 2:50
13 3:20
14 3:47
15 3:26
16 3:43
17 3:57
18
2:27
19 3:43

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:04
2
TLC
4:17
3 4:28
4 3:36
5 3:02
6 3:04
7 3:45
8 3:17
9 3:41
10 4:13
11 4:09
12
3:26
13 3:01
14
3:39
15 3:37
16
3:55
17 4:03
18 3:28
19 2:37

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:37
2
2:34
3 2:58
4 2:59
5 1:56
6 2:07
7 4:07
8 2:52
9 3:35
10 2:22
11 2:24
12 2:23
13 2:44
14 3:55
15 2:56
16 3:28
17 6:11
18 3:12
19 3:02
20 2:18
21 3:46
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