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(Radio Insight)   Since 1958 Billboard has annually designated one tune its "Song of the Summer." Surprisingly, less than a third are summer songs that didn't stand the test of time. I Gotta Feeling (oo hoo) the rest have been pounded into your skull by oldies radio. What's your fav?   (radioinsight.com) divider line
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2021-09-16 8:36:12 AM  
Well that was a lot of math and not a lot of songs listed for me to scroll down and go "oh, that's a good one!" at.

I did not realize "Volare" was a song of the summer though.  Doesn't really seem very summery to me.
 
2021-09-16 8:44:46 AM  
I found the full list and then found it had failed to produce this

Chad & Jeremy "A Summer Song"
Youtube vfvL2oLeBYs
 
2021-09-16 8:48:09 AM  
Well, the word "subjective" comes to mind.
 
2021-09-16 9:16:30 AM  
 
2021-09-16 9:47:47 AM  

mike_d85: Well that was a lot of math and not a lot of songs listed for me to scroll down and go "oh, that's a good one!" at.

I did not realize "Volare" was a song of the summer though.  Doesn't really seem very summery to me.


I can imagine it as the soundtrack of riding a Vespa around the Italian coast in the summertime
 
2021-09-16 9:54:56 AM  
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime (Official Audio)
Youtube Bg0tFRea0wA
 
2021-09-16 9:57:30 AM  
Martha & The Vandellas "Dancing in the Streets"
Youtube CdvITn5cAVc
 
2021-09-16 9:58:30 AM  
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ~ Heat Wave (1963)
Youtube 5k0GDQrK2jo
 
2021-09-16 9:59:14 AM  
Surfin' Safari
Youtube KrPDLxmfWPM
 
2021-09-16 10:00:59 AM  

Fano: mike_d85: Well that was a lot of math and not a lot of songs listed for me to scroll down and go "oh, that's a good one!" at.

I did not realize "Volare" was a song of the summer though.  Doesn't really seem very summery to me.

I can imagine it as the soundtrack of riding a Vespa around the Italian coast in the summertime


Tu vuo' fa' l'americano
Youtube ARRKNB07Ixc
 
2021-09-16 10:03:01 AM  
Camp Granada (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh)
Youtube 5XVdgcxDXjo
 
2021-09-16 10:09:54 AM  
Skipping to the coital fury of Canuck summer:

Tragically Hip - Lake Fever
Youtube WHgi1_tYsKc
 
2021-09-16 10:12:36 AM  
My favorite Donald Fagen song.

The Goodbye Look
Youtube vATLlSPnGxE
 
2021-09-16 11:29:51 AM  
I've always had a weird affinity for "In The Year 2525"....don't know why.

/Zager & Evans
 
2021-09-16 11:50:24 AM  
Public Enemy - Fight The Power (Official Music Video)
Youtube mmo3HFa2vjg
 
2021-09-16 2:09:38 PM  
First Class - Beach Baby (1974)
Youtube ge4l82FG6JY
 
2021-09-16 2:52:57 PM  
The Song of Summer that sticks in my mind was Brandy by the band Looking Glass. It was released in May of 1972 and hit #1 on the charts in the US that summer. I remember vacationing with my parents and not being able to escape that song at the recreation center at the campground we stayed at in Maine. An otherwise bland song by a bland pop group, but it reminds me of a summer at Sebago Lake in Maine. Good times.
 
2021-09-16 3:49:20 PM  

steve_wmn: The Song of Summer that sticks in my mind was Brandy by the band Looking Glass. It was released in May of 1972 and hit #1 on the charts in the US that summer. I remember vacationing with my parents and not being able to escape that song at the recreation center at the campground we stayed at in Maine. An otherwise bland song by a bland pop group, but it reminds me of a summer at Sebago Lake in Maine. Good times.


I have the same thing with Afternoon Delight in 1976.  On family vacation in Traverse City and it was on every hour on every pop or rock station in the area.  Now it is linked in my mind with summer at the bay.
 
2021-09-16 4:48:47 PM  

steve_wmn: The Song of Summer that sticks in my mind was Brandy by the band Looking Glass. It was released in May of 1972 and hit #1 on the charts in the US that summer. I remember vacationing with my parents and not being able to escape that song at the recreation center at the campground we stayed at in Maine. An otherwise bland song by a bland pop group, but it reminds me of a summer at Sebago Lake in Maine. Good times.


Oh, it's worse than bland.
 
2021-09-16 7:54:41 PM  
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That Summer Feeling
Youtube 3edg69iBr2Q
 
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