Summertime (New Kids on the Block song)

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"Summertime"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album The Block
Released May 13, 2008
Format CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, urban pop
Length 3:25
Label Interscope
Writer(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 a 2008 single and the first from the New Kids on the Block album titled 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 Sunday, June 8, 2008. The video was directed by Thomas Kloss and Donnie Wahlberg. The video begins with Donnie exiting a hangar and texts the band members with the message that said, "It's on." Then he boards a helicopter that's waiting for him. The 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.

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]

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first Top 40 hit since 1992's "If You Go Away". It has also peaked at #24 on the Pop 100.

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

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

Chart[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 90
Australian Physical Singles (ARIA)[4] 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 9
European Hot 100[6] 99
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 55
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 35
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vrabel, Jeff (2008-05-01). "New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'". Billboard.com. 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 at the Wayback Machine (archived August 22, 2008). Ariacharts.com.au.
  5. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Billboard Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – New Kids on the Block – Summertime". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 2008-09-13" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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