If I ever get around to making my summer favorites playlist, "Summer in the City" will be in the mix.
"Summer in the City" is a 1960's oldies pop song by the Lovin' Spoonful. It was written by John Sebastian, Steve Boone, and Mark Sebastian. It really captures summer in the city -- starting with a VW Bug horn and ending with a jackhammer! The lyrics include:
"Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head
But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city."
I found a fun video of the song that sets the music to an old Harold Lloyd silent movie called Speedy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
What is your favorite summer song? I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.