All-Time Favorite Summer Songs

In this week’s People Magazine there’s an article entitled “What is your all-time favorite summer song?”

Among those interviewed, Stevie Nicks said, “The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley. We love the boys of summer. Need I say more?” NO, Stevie!

Janet Jackson answered, “Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly And The Family Stone because it takes me back to when my brothers were on TV every Saturday with their cartoon. It was a magical moment.”

I liked that one, also, remembering listening to it in the summer of 1969; that was the first summer Gerald and I spent together. Every evening we would go to the Dairy Queen and I would have a cherry-dipped cone, which is still my favorite DQ treat!

My all-time favorites:

  1. Summertime from Porgy and Bess, by a number of artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson Trio, Big Brother And The Holding Company
  2. Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly And The Family Stone
  3. Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters
  4. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer by Nat King Cole
  5. Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft
  6. A Summer Song by Chad & Jeremy
  7. In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
  8. Summer In The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful
  9. Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
  10. Saturday In The Park by Chicago

Husband Gerald’s:

  1. Surfin’ Safari by The Beach Boys
  2. Centerfield by John Fogerty
  3. Hazy-Crazy-Lazy Days Of Summer by Nat King Cole
  4. Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly And The Family Stone
  5. Sunday In The Park by Chicago
  6. Surf City by Jan And Dean
  7. Wipeout by The Surfaris
  8. Summer Breeze by Seals And Croft
  9. Cruel Summer by Bananarama
  10. Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys

Click HERE for Billboard’s Top 30 Songs of Summer list.

One thought on “All-Time Favorite Summer Songs”

  1. I’m going for Summer in the City and Summertime. Both evoke memories of a childhood before air conditioning was the norm.

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