Happy Labor Day, y’all! In trying to explain the concept of Labor Day to an Italian friend of mine, our conversation went something like this:

Me: “Basically we celebrate how hard we work – labor – by taking the day off of work.”
Friend: “But don’t you take the day off for all of your holidays?”
… awkward silence …

I then mumbled something about not being able to wear white pants anymore. I think the best way to explain this strange holiday is that it marks the unofficial end of summer. To celebrate, I’m sharing three of my favorite summer songs. Just as I’ll continue to wear flip flops until my feet freeze, these songs will get off-season play, but they just seem to sound better when the weather is warm. Enjoy!

1.) Girls in Their Summer Clothes by Bruce Springsteen

The Jersey girl in me knows better than to leave Bruce off of this list.

2.) Rock and Roll by Eric Hutchinson


3.) Doin’ Time (Remix featuring Pharcyde) by Sublime

All of Sublime sounds like summer – this was just the most obvious choice.