Summer in the City
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|"Summer in the City"|
|Single by The Lovin' Spoonful|
|from the album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful|
|Released||July 4, 1966|
|Genre||Pop rock, psychedelic pop|
|Songwriter(s)||John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone|
|The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology|
It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, in August 1966, for three consecutive weeks. The song features car horns and jackhammer noises during the instrumental bridge, to represent the sounds of a noisy city street. The song became a gold record. It is ranked number 401 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
- John Sebastian - vocals, Vox Continental organ, acoustic guitar, autoharp, sound effects
- Zal Yanovsky - backing vocal, electric guitars
- Steve Boone - bass, Vox Continental organ
- Joe Butler - backing vocal, drums, percussion
- Artie Schroeck – Hohner Pianet electric piano
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