One of our favorite Forgotten Hits polls allowed the readers to vote for their All-Time Favorite Summer Songs.
Now that didn't necessarily mean the song had to be ABOUT Summer ... or even come out IN the Summer ...
It was more of a "mood thing" ...
Which tunes best evoke that "Sound of Summer" feel and make you want get out and have some fun in the sun?
We took your votes in 2001 ... and then again in 2006 and 2010 ... in fact, Scott Shannon even turned the results into an annual countdown on The True Oldies Channel! And each and every time we polled the readers, the same song came out as your All-Time #1 Favorite Song of Summer.
With The First Day Of Summer right around the corner, today Forgotten Hits salutes your Top SWEET 16 Favorites.
(You can catch the WHOLE list here ... and, browse around a bit and you'll find the biggest songs of summer for every year of The Top 40 Rock Era, 1955 - 1980!)
16. SEALED WITH A KISS - Brian Hyland
15. Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
14. Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys
13. California Sun - The Rivieras
12. Here Comes Summer - Jerry Keller
11. I Get Around - The Beach Boys
10. Summertime Summertime - The Jamies
9. California Girls - The Beach Boys
8. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
7. Summertime - Billy Stewart
6. Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
5. In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
4. All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
3. Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
2. A Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy
And your All-Time Summer Favorite ...
#1 - Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful