highfield picnic table1 Memorial Day Weekend Means The Start Of SUMMER!

Yeah, the summer solstice doesn’t happen until June 21st, but traditionally, the feeling and the mindset of summer begins early; during the Memorial Day Weekend (next weekend)!

We were thinking about all of the songs of summer that played on our transistor/car/receiver/clock radios during the great years of Top 40 radio.

We’ve come up with a list (there are a lot of summer songs, in fact, maybe second only to Christmas songs)!

If you think of any that aren’t on this list, feel free to submit them in the “comments” section of this post!

NOT in any particular order and off the top of our heads…

SUMMER IN THE CITY/Lovin’ Spoonful (1966)


IN THE SUMMERTIME/Mungo Jerry (1970)

SUMMER MEANS FUN/Bruce and Terry (The Rip Chords) (1964)

SEALED WITH A KISS/Brian Hyland (1962)

scarboroughbeach Memorial Day Weekend Means The Start Of SUMMER!

SAVE YOUR HEART FOR ME/Gary Lewis & the Playboys (1965)

SUMMERTIME/Billy Stewart (1966)

A SUMMER SONG/Chad and Jeremy (1964)

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME/Sly & the Family Stone (1969)

SUMMER RAIN/Johnny Rivers (1968)

SUMMER BREEZE/Seals and Crofts (1972)

SUMMER NIGHTS/John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978)

SUMMER OF ’69/Bryan Adams (1985)

SUMMER NIGHTS/Marianne Faithful (1965)

SUMMER/War (1976 – this was released on the first day of summer 6/21/76)

SUMMER RAIN/Belinda Carlisle (1990)

SUMMER SAND/Dawn (1971)

SUMMER (THE FIRST TIME)/Bobby Goldsboro (1973)

WONDERFUL SUMMER/Robin Ward (1963)

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SUMMER WIND/Frank Sinatra (1966)

MY SUMMER LOVE/Ruby & the Romantics (1963)

SUMMER’S GONE/Paul Anka (1960)

SUMMERTIME BLUES/Eddie Cochran (1958)

SUMMERTIME BLUES/Blue Cheer (1968)

SUMMER WINE/Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood (1967)

HERE COMES SUMMER/Jerry Keller (1959)

THAT SUNDAY, THAT SUMMER/Nat “King” Cole (1963)

THEME FROM “A SUMMER PLACE”/Percy Faith (1960)

A SUMMER SAMBA/Walter Wanderly (1966)

That’s all we could think of for now.   Can YOU name any more?? (comment!!)

Comments (4)
  1. Don Manuel says:

    SUMMER MADNESS- Kool & The Gang (1974) SUMMER BREEZE – Isley Bros. (1974) A PLACE IN THE SUN – PABLO CRUISE (1977) STONED SOUL PICNIC – The 5th Dimension (1968) PAPA-OOM-MOW-MOW – The Rivingtons (1962)

  2. stephanie says:

    surfing safari, boys of summer, surfing u.s.a., endless summer nights, summer of love, summer in the city

  3. stephanie says:


  4. Karen says:

    See you in September

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