Summer’s over, but cool air is no excuse to stop cooking all kinds of critters on the barbecue. So can the Beach Boys for a few seasons and check out these five smokin’ songs that’ll keep the thrill of the grill riding high through the fall:

• “Bar-B-Q,” Z.Z. Top: “Francine” and “Just Got Paid” were the stars on Rio Grande Mud, Z.Z. Top’s second album, released in 1972. But Billy Gibbons makes Miss Pearly Gates sing like a dirty-faced angel throughout this song, which is essentially a device for his dirty Texas blues shuffle licks. Pig out on the awesome passage of harmonic “squealers” Gibbons herds into the track at 1:13.

• “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” Louis Armstrong and others: Louis Armstrong recorded this track in 1927, when he was defining the course of jazz with his Hot Five band. There’s plenty of grease and smoke in his elegant soloing, and his original instrumental version captures the pure enjoyment of a summer’s day with friends — and endless racks of ribs. The song was written by his wife and pianist Lil Hardin, and has been covered by Willie Nelson and other jazz and country artists. But there’s plenty of smoke and mirrors in Armstrong’s performances.

• “Pig Meat On the Line,” Memphis Minnie: “Pig Meat” might not sound like a term of endearment, but apparently that was pillow talk for Memphis Minnie, the great early female blues guitar slinger, whose pinched bends and chugging rhythm mimic the train that her lover — named “Pig Meat” in this song — hopped without notice. If “Pig Meat” came back, he probably got the grilling he deserved.

• “Mexican Radio,” Wall of Voodoo: Iguana isn’t on the menu at most barbecues, but it is in this 1982 post-punk hit.

• “Pig Meat is What I Crave,” the Mississippi Sheiks: Armenter Chatmon, better known as Bo Carter, was a master of double entendre. He penned the titles “Your Biscuits Are Big Enough For Me,” “Banana in Your Fruit Basket” and “Please Warm My Weiner,” so you get the drift. And with his Mississippi Sheiks he made those songs — and “Pigmeat Is What I Crave” — into hit records during the 1930s.