Today is June 21, 2018; the official first day of Summer 2018 (even though we hit 100 summer-like degrees already here in Austin, Texas back on June 2nd). And Summer, aside from beaches, road trips, and summer-themed drinks, is made up in large part of music. Songs that we associate with getting rid of the winter clothes, enjoying some sunshine, and letting the wind blow through our hair (unless you’re like my brother and have none). Songs that celebrate the wonderful season we call Summer. Songs of Summer.
I got to thinking about my favorite Summer songs and then thought I should narrow it down songs with the word “Summer” in the title and THEN I got to wondering; what’s YOUR favorite song with the word “Summer” in the title? What song with “Summer” in the title reminds you of that season the most?
Here are MY top 5 songs of Summer, counting down from 5 to 1:
“Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” – Nat King Cole (1963)
“Summer in the City” – The Lovin’ Spoonful (1966)
“Summer Breeze” – Seals and Crofts (1972)
“Hot Fun in the Summertime” – Sly and the Family Stone (1969)
And my number 1 song with “Summer” in the title…
“In the Summertime” – Mungo Jerry (1970)
So, what’s YOUR favorite song with the word “Summer” in the title?