Monday, July 04, 2005

Summer songs

Lovin' Spoonful's Summer in the City is one of my all-time favourite songs. That and the thoroughly subversive Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard. Come to think of it, most all of the songs listed below are A-1.
Little known fact: the Spoonful played the Plaza Ballroom, Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, in 1966. Great show, great band. Someone should write a history of the Plaza's owner, Mrs Reegan. Summer in the City? Lyrics here. Summer Holiday? Here.

Some summer songs:
Summertime Blues -- Eddie Cochran
Theme to 'A Summer Place' -- Percy Faith & His Orchestra
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer -- Nat 'King' Cole
Summer Holiday -- Cliff Richard
Summer in the City -- Lovin' Spoonful
In the Summertime -- Mungo Jerry
Summertime -- Janis Joplin
Summer '68 -- Pink Floyd
Summer Breeze -- Seals & Croft
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns -- Joni Mitchell
Boys of Summer -- Don Henley
Summer Romance -- The Rolling Stones
Summer Nights -- Cast of Grease
Summer Days -- Bob Dylan

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