"Summer Wind" is a 1965 song, with music by Heinz Meier and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song is a nostalgic tale of a fleeting romance, first recorded by Wayne Newton who had the first national chart hit with the song in 1965, peaking at number 78.
"Summer Wind" is best known for a 1966 recording by Frank Sinatra which peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard pop singles chart and number one on the Easy Listening chart. The Sinatra version originally appeared on his album, Strangers in the Night.
- In 1967, Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her album And We Were Lovers.
- In 1967, Bent Fabric recorded an instrumental version of the song for his album Operation Lovebirds.
- In 1974, author Johnny Mercer recorded the song for his album My Huckleberry Friend.
- Barry Manilow covered the song for his 1998 tribute album, Manilow Sings Sinatra.
- Lyle Lovett's version was featured in the 1999 Sam Raimi film For Love of the Game. It was also released on Lovett's 2003 album Smile: Songs from the Movies.
- In 1998, the song featured as a B-Side on CD2 (UK release) of The Fun Lovin' Criminals' single "Big Night Out". This version featured Ian McCulloch.
- In 2003, singer Michael Bublé featured the song on his debut album.
- In 2004, Irish boyband Westlife covered the song on their Rat Pack-inspired album Allow Us to Be Frank.
- In 2006, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers covered "Summer Wind" and released it as a B-side to his UK single release of "An English Gentleman".
- The song was covered on Madeleine Peyroux's third solo album, Half the Perfect World.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 223.
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