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"Too Darn Hot": A Cool Playlist for These Overheated Times

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If memory serves, it was some cool, pre-Tea Party pundit named William Shakespeare who once wrote, "Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself." With all the heat currently being felt in Washington -- and in so many places around the country -- let's all look out for ourselves and even for each other. Please stay cool as possible, America.

I asked my red hot Twitter followers of all political persuasions at @wildaboutmusic for their cool suggestions, and here's the playlist that we all came up with together. As always, please add your own cool ideas below.

TOO DARN HOT - Ella Fitzgerald
HOTTER THAN HELL - Kiss
TOO HOT - The Specials
HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME - Sly & The Family Stone
HOT AS SUN - Paul McCartney
RED HOT - Robert Gordon
SOMETHIN' HOT - Afghan Whigs
SUMMERTIME BLUES - The Who
DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT - Snoop Dogg
WATER - Brad Paisley
LONG HOT SUMMER - Keith Urban
HOT SUMMER NIGHT - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
HOT CHILD IN THE CITY - Nick Gilder
IN MY ROOM - Beach Boys
SUMMER IN THE CITY - Lovin' Spoonful
HOT FOR TEACHER - Van Halen
HOT YOU'RE COOL - General Public
HOT STUFF - Donna Summer
SUMMER BREEZE - Seals & Croft
HOT, HOT, HOT - Buster Pointexter
I'M REALLY HOT - Missy Elliot
TOO HOT - Coolio
SHE WAS HOT - The Rolling Stones
COOL IT NOW - New Edition