billboard The Top 10 Summer Songs Of All Time has published a list of The Top 30 Summer Songs of All Time.  To come up with the list, they took songs about summer . . . and ranked them according to how they performed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1958 up to this week.  (–The longer they were on the chart, the higher they ranked.)

Here’s the Top 10:

  #1.)  “Summer in the City”THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL  (1966)

#2.)  “Wipe Out”THE SURFARIS  (1962)

 #3.)  “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini”BRYAN HYLAND  (1960)

#4.)  “Surf City”,  JAN & DEAN  (1963)

 #5 )  “Endless Summer Nights”RICHARD MARX  (1988)

 #6.)  “Summertime”DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE  (1991)

 #7.)  “Hot Fun in the Summertime”SLY & THE FAMILY STONE  (1969)

 #8.)  “Surfin’ U.S.A.”THE BEACH BOYS  (1963)  (–Three other Beach Boys songs also made the list:  “California Girls”, “Surfer Girl”, and “Surfin’ Safari”.)

 #9.)  “Summer Nights”JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN  (1978)

 #10.)  “The Boys of Summer”,  DON HENLEY  (1984)


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