June 19, 2007

10 “Summer” Songs

The Summer Solstice will take place in a few days, and to get in the mood for summer, I’ve rounded up this list of “summer” songs.

  • Summertime: From the opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, first staged in 1935
  • Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer: A 1963 hit from Nat King Cole
  • Summer in the City: From The Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 album Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime: A 1969 single from Sly and the Family Stone which was later included on their Greatest Hits album
  • In the Summertime: Mungo Jerry had a hit with this song in 1970
  • Summer Side of Life: The title track from Gordon Lightfoot’s 1971 album
  • Summer Nights: One of my favorite songs from the musical Grease
  • Boys of Summer: A classic summer song from Don Henley’s 1984 album Building the Perfect Beast
  • Summer of ’69: This enduring song by Bryan Adams’ first appeared on his 1984 album Reckless
  • Summer of Love: From the B-52’s 1986 album Bouncing Off the Satellites

One Response to “10 “Summer” Songs”

  1. Michael Favro said:

    11 – Summer Song by Joe Satriani.