What is your favorite summer song?

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What is your favorite summer song?

by: David Hurwitz | .
Stripes Korea | .
published: July 03, 2012

Music about the summer has been the seasonal song track for teenagers since the start of rock n’ roll. Whether as a paean to summer love, the beach, or freedom from school, the songs, heard repeatedly on the radio and now also on the Internet or iTunes, become a part of our lives forever.

As a somewhat older person, my list of the greatest summer songs is definitely skewed to an earlier time. I have included, in no particular order, nine tunes, and ask the musical question: Which one would you choose for number 10?

Tell us what your favorite summer songs are and why. Head over to our Forums page and sound off! We will run your list in an upcoming Stripes Korea community paper.
Note: No John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John duets, please :).

1. Summer in the City (1966) – The Lovin’ Spoonful
2. Under the Boardwalk (1964) – The Drifters
3. See You in September (1966) – The Happenings (and many others)
4. Almost any song by The Beach Boys in the 1960s
5. Summertime Blues (1958) – Eddie Cochran (special mention: The Who)
6. School’s Out (1972) – Alice Cooper
7. In the Summertime (1970) – Mungo Jerry
8. Hot Fun in the Summertime (1969) – Sly and the Family Stone
9. Summertime (1968) – Janis Joplin (and many others)

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