It's summer here at the beach and with the season in full swing we figured what better way to pay tribute to our area than in song. We've compiled this list of some of the top tunes written about or inspired by the Grand Strand.
We're sure there are plenty of others that we haven't discovered yet, so if you know of any we've forgotten please drop us a line, Post them on our fan page or Tweet them to us, and we'll continue to add to this list periodically.
Alabama "Dancin', Shaggin' On The Boulevard"
The Country Music Hall of Famers, who made the mark locally playing at The Bowery in the 1970s, sing this soft song about the Magic Attic, Peaches Corner and a number of other local landmarks.
Band of Oz "Ocean Boulevard"
The N.C.-based Beach Music Hall of Famers released this ode to our area's main drag in 1982.
Chairmen of the Board "Carolina Girls"
Not specifically about the beach, but this shagging anthem laid down by the late great General Johnson and his plas has long been a theme song for ladies oin the area.
The Fantastic Shakers "Myrtle Beach Days"
Led by one of Beach music's best vocalists Bo Sconce, The Fantastic Shakers have been entertaining crowds since the Mid-1970s. Their biggest hit is a celebration of our area and — thanks to a clever YouTube user — has a fun video of vacation clips to accompany it.
Get A Tan "Myrtle Beach"
A grunge/pop duo from the D.C. area, Get A Tan has put together this short throwback track that sounds slightly Beach Boys-esque and talks about the sun, sand and surf here at the beach.
"Hooray For Myrtle Beach"
Irish tenor David Wyatt who performs in the Palace Theater's "Magical Spirit of Ireland" and "Hooray for Hollywood" show sings his own custom version of a classic track catered to an MB crowd.
J-Sneez "Myrtle Beach"
This Socastee-bred emcee has made a name for himself locally with this laid-back track that highlights the finer point of Grand Strand living in a post-Pavilion era. Check out more of his music online at Reverbnation.
lowKAT "Hottest Rapper in Myrtle Beach"
Myrtle Beach's own Wilbert "lowKAT" Bouie tells people why they ought feature him...complete with self-made video. Check out his music on Reverbnation.
A little off-kilter with it's rhymes, this pop-py track is catchy and fun...now if only we had any idea who it was by or what it was all about. Maybe you ought to ask Thatdude?
Peter Jones "Myrtle Beach"
If this piano compostion is any indication even classical musicians from Australia aren't beyond paying homage to our area.
The Strawberry Entree "To Myrtle Beach We Go"
Part electronic, part hip-hop, partly about Myrtle Beach, this track is described as a "Song for Carolina types, guaranteed to get you fillin L's, and and throwin bills."
Sunny Ledfurd "Myrtle Beach"
This track from the N.C.-based country/acoustic/hip-hop artist is probably one of the most honest assessments of what Myrtle Beach is about. A little offensive, yet highly fun and contagious. Check out more of his music on Facebook.
Ten Toes Up "Carolina Mess"
One of the area's most popular rock acts created this beautiful ballad about a summer fling with lovely "Carolina Mess" of a lady on the Grand Strand. Hear more of their music at TenToesUp.com.
Yogz "Myrtle Beach"
Song from Charlotte-based MC Yogz is smooth song about pursuing the ladies with a "Beachy" chorus.