Since we’re only a couple of days away from the first day of the summer of 2019 It’s time to nominate your choice for summer tune that we’ll all be singing ad nauseum even though we probably don’t know all the words.
Which brings me to this – When did the song of the summer become a thing? I know it is now but when did we hold a referendum and decide we actually need an anthem for June, July and August? I must have missed it on the news.
In my tadpole brain I remember songs that came out in the summer but no one song ever claimed the crown as ” Song of the Summer.”
Here are some titles in no particular order of importance but that still remind me of those hazy, lazy crazy days of summer. Hint – There’s one for ya right now.
Somewhere in my early teens there was ” So in Love,” By The Tymes, ” California Girls” by The Beach Boys, ” A Summer Place” by Percy Faith. I think The Letterman jumped on the tune after it was a hit and scored with a vocal version of the tune. Either one works for me.
” Summer in the City” of course. Was ” Up On The Roof” a summer tune? Sure feels like it along with” Under The Boardwalk.” I know that ” Groovin” was.
How about ” Hot Fun in the Summertime” and that tune by Mungo Eddie, or Jerry or whatever his name was?
And then summer ceased to be three months with nothing to do as we all got summer jobs, went maybe to summer school and then stopped coming home from college for the summer and grew up.
Summer songs – Whaddya think?