Summertime (New Kids on the Block song)

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"Summertime"
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Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album The Block
ReleasedMay 13, 2008
FormatCD single
Recorded2008
GenrePop, urban pop
Length3:25
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)Nasri, Donnie Wahlberg
Producer(s)Hakim Abdulsamad, RedOne, Adam Messinger
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
(1994)
"Summertime"
(2008)
"Single"
(2008)

"Summertime" is song by New Kids on the Block, and the first single from their album The Block. The single was released on May 13, 2008, and was the first new single released by the group since 1994.[1]

On May 5, 2008, "Summertime" was posted on the group's MySpace page.[2] The lead vocals were sung by Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, and Joey McIntyre.

The song's introduction has Joey McIntyre shouting out "Jones Beach! 1988!", referring to their rising popularity in that year.

Music video[edit]

The music video to the song premiered on VH1 on June 8, 2008. The video was directed by Thomas Kloss and Donnie Wahlberg. The video begins with Donnie exiting a hangar and texting the band members with the message, "It's on." He then boards a helicopter that is waiting for him. The other band members are each shown receiving the message while they are doing various activities like swimming or running and they head off to the beach. They are then shown singing on the beach and at a party.

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first Top 40 hit since 1992's "If You Go Away". It has also peaked at number 24 on the Pop 100.

On the Canadian Hot 100 it made a "Hot Shot Debut" at number 17 rose to the top ten, peaking at number 9.

In Australia, the single peaked at number 90 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and number 23 on the ARIA physical sales chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD

  1. "Summertime" (LP version)

Limited promo CD

  1. "Summertime" (album version)
  2. "Summertime" (RedOne remix)
  3. "Summertime" (instrumental)
  4. "Summertime" (video)

UK Part 1

  1. "Summertime" (album version)
  2. "Summertime" (RedOne remix)

UK Part 2

  1. "Summertime" (album version)
  2. "Summertime" (RedOne remix)
  3. "Summertime" (video)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vrabel, Jeff (2008-05-01). "New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  2. ^ "www.myspace.com/nkotb". myspace.com. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  3. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Physical Singles Chart". Archived from the original on August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Ariacharts.com.au.
  5. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Billboard Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – New Kids on the Block – Summertime". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2008". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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