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Old 08-06-2019, 09:27 PM
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Default Celebrating Summer: Your Favorite Summer Songs

Grew up two blocks from a legendary Brooklyn pizza-&-spumoni place, looked like a New York-flavored version of American Graffiti on any given summer evening: hot rods, Tri-Five Chevys, tailfin Cadillacs, girls in summer dresses, guys singing doo-wop under the tree on the street corner, birthday/graduation/sweet-16 parties taking place under the colored lanterns in the outdoor garden - and of course the soundtrack coming over the PA, supplied by WMCA/WABC/WINS radio and interspersed with customer announcements ("Dominick and Rosalie, your pie is ready")...

In answer to the original question, pretty much anything on Top 40 radio before Fall '65..,.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:37 AM
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Hot Fun in the Summertime- Sly

Green Grass- Gary Lewis and the Playboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYE1TIxGMA

Indian Summer- The Doors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zHZzxJtOKw
For the summer of '78

Lazy Day- Spanky and our gang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yep6gusOqAE
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:18 AM
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I’m going out on a limb here because 1) it’s completely different from the music previously listed and 2) there is no guitar in this music, but growing up for me, the soundtrack to my summers was “SUMMERTIME” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

https://youtu.be/Kr0tTbTbmVA
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:58 AM
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How about a little classical?

Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo (Great performance!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHTV3GFyHfM

and Midsummer's Intermezzo- which is the most evocative of a midsummers night I think
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuLEwrLWb78
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:53 AM
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Nothing says Summer more than JS singing ''Darling Be Home Soon'' at Woodstock;

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Old 08-07-2019, 08:14 AM
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OK, I'm learning it!

During my run this morning, I kept singing ''Darling Be Home Soon''. I came home and printed out the lyrics, although I already seem to know them all, and I'll get to work on it later!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:29 AM
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Here is a bit different take for a summer song - Cheryl Wheeler's "Summer's Almost Over".



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Old 08-07-2019, 08:36 AM
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OK, I'm learning it!

During my run this morning, I kept singing ''Darling Be Home Soon''. I came home and printed out the lyrics, although I already seem to know them all, and I'll get to work on it later!
I'm enjoying this thread as well. Yesterday, it caused me to dust off the lyrics of "Under the Boardwalk." Such a great song for a baritone like me, I can't believe I haven't performed it for so many years.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:06 AM
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Great thread!

Here are a few songs our duo bring into rotation for summer time:

Soak up the Sun, Cheryl Crow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIYiGA_rIls

Shine On Me, Dan Auerbach:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfVRCDb0G8Q

Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound Of Sunshine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqgHosrqJ8o
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:24 AM
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Summertime Girls by Y&T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RGQSBGaJS8
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:18 PM
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"Spill the Wine" - Eric Burdon and Brian Auger

"Summer" - War

"Summer Wind" - Madeline Peyroux's recording
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:56 PM
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Seals and Croft's "Summer Breeze" immediately comes to mind. Others that I like:
Summertime Blues
Summer the City
Summertime (So many great versions of this with Janis leading the pack IMHO)
Good Vibrations (Not really a "summer" song but just says summer to me)
The Girl from Ipanema
Penny Lane
That Summer Feeling by Jonathan Richman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_jRDVStzOY
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:59 PM
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Summer
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:36 PM
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James Taylor's "Summer's Here."
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:50 PM
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"Summer Breeze," "Summer of '69" and "All Summer Long" first came to mind, and they've been listed already. Then, I thought of one not listed so far..."Beach Baby," by The First Class. Always loved the horn part.

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