“Hot town summer in the city..”

13 Aug

Summer in the City is a song recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by Mark Sebastian (brother of John Sebastian) and Steve Boone. It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966.[1] The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the impression of the sounds of the summer in the city. The song is ranked number 401 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2] “Summer in the City” tops the charts for three weeks, displacing “Wild Thing,” by the Troggs.

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