Do you remember "Strawberry Letter 23"? This is one of those "turn the radio up" songs for me. It always reminds me of spring and summer. I think it's the lyrics, with lines like:
"All through the morning rain
I gaze - the sun doesn't shine -
Rainbows and waterfalls run through my mind."
This song was originally by Shuggie Otis, who wrote and recorded it in 1971. His version was a softer soul ballad. Later, "Strawberry Letter 23" was recorded by The Brothers Johnson. Their version, produced by Quincy Jones, was more of an uptempo dance tune. It went to number 5 on the Billboard chart.
Fun trivia: the 12" single was on red, strawberry scented vinyl.
For your listening pleasure: