Summer in the City

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"Summer in the City"
Summer in the City.jpg
Single by The Lovin' Spoonful
from the album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful
B-side"Butchie's Tune"
ReleasedJuly 4, 1966
Format7" 45rpm
GenrePop rock, psychedelic pop
Length2:41
LabelKama Sutra
Songwriter(s)John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone[1][2]
Producer(s)Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful singles chronology
"Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?"
(1966)
"Summer in the City"
(1966)
"Rain on the Roof"
(1966)

"Summer in the City" is a song recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful and written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, and Steve Boone.

It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in August 1966, for three consecutive weeks.[3] 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 #401 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer In The City". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful". Allmusic. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. Vol. 78 no. 33. Nielsen. August 13, 1966. p. 22. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". April 7, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Go-Set's National Top 40". October 12, 1966. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Item: 2825". CollectionsCanada.gc.ca. August 22, 1966. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL - SUMMER IN THE CITY". FinnishCharts.com (in Dutch). Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "NZ Listener chart summary". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL - SUMMER IN THE CITY (SONG)". NorwegianCharts.com. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "SA Charts 1965–1989". Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "SUMMER IN THE CITY". OfficialCharts.com. July 20, 1966. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990. ISBN 9780898200898.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1966/Top 100 Songs of 1966". MusicOutfitters.com. Retrieved September 26, 2019.

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