On September 14, 2008, the track debuted at number eighteen on the ARIA Australian Artist Chart based on downloads alone. The following week, the single debuted at number fifty-four on the Australian Singles Chart.
An open call for extras for the video was published on the Sony/BMG Music (Australia) website and via Noll's official mailing list. Originally scheduled to shoot on August 28 (for a September 6 premiere), filming was postponed a week, taking place on September 5, 2008. The video was scheduled to premiere on rage's Saturday morning line-up on September 13, 2008, the day of the CD Single's release, but was postponed due to being incomplete. It finally saw its premiere on September 25, 2008 via Sony BMG's official online musicbox.
The video has received many negative reviews, most aimed at director Anthony Rose, who is criticised for producing the same type of video that incorporates overuse of extras representing fans. The Sydney Morning Herald also stated their dislike when they printed a review on September 26, 2008 that stated: "Why Sony continues to hire Rose to direct is beyond us. His consistent use of the tacky looking fan backdrop is almost laughable while simultaneously looking forced, bordering on 'try-hard'. How many more of these unbearable videos can Noll have under his belt before someone in management or PR realises he's looking like a pretentious punce with no credibility. Noll is both capable and worthy of much more. The video for "Summertime" was Noll's last video to be directed by Rose.