Summer Is Here To Stay: Some Of My Favorite “Summer” Songs

Today it's Spring Forward day, and it's perhaps my favorite time of the year. Even though weather isn't that hot yet, it means the summer has just begun. So let's post some songs that "smell" summer.

1) California by Sheriff (1982)


I'm young and I'm restless
I wanna be where the action is
I'm alone and free
there ain't no one holdin on to me
So I'm headin for the sun
I'm gonna go south and have some fun
I'm packing, I'm on my way
There ain't no reason why I should stay
I'm going to
I'm goin to
Yeah I'm goin to California
I'm on my way
I'm on my way
I'm on my way to California
I'm tired of the same routine
9 to 5 world just ain't my scene
I'm dreamin of sunny days
Out on the beach catching rays
I'm going to
I'm goin to

Yeah I'm goin to California
I'm on my way
I'm on my way
California
California
California
Yes I'm heading for the sunny skies
Bikini clad beauties and their heavenly thighs
Those rave haired girlies with those lovely eyes
Where rock and roll parties just never die
I'm going to
I'm goin to
Yeah I'm goin to California
I'm on my way
I'm on my way
California
California
California
California
California
California
California
California

2) Hot Summer Nights by Balance (1981)


(Lyrics not available)

3) Hot Summer Nights by Night (1979)


There was a time not too far gone
When I was changed by just a song
On the radio and in my car
The pounding of an electric guitar

Then the time came to make our stand
We started up a four-piece band
And the heat felt like spotlights
In the heart of a hot summer night

Ooh hot summer nights
Ooh hot summer nights

Return with me to when times were best
We were friends that could pass any test
Shared our hopes, our dreams, our goals
And the fundamental rolls

As we sang in the dark rooms
Happy just to play our tunes
It felt good when we got it right
It felt good on a hot summer night

Ooh hot summer nights
Ooh hot summer nights

So it lives and it always will
The songs we sung are in us still
Ringing out with all of their might
In the heat of a hot summer night

Ooh hot summer nights
Ooh hot summer nights

4) Long Hot Summer by Aldo Nova (1985)


I'm gonna hold onto summer
As long as I can...

Well, it's been a long hot summer
And I've got some news for you
'Cause it was a long hot summer
And I've made some dreams come
And I can't hardly wait
'Cause it won't be long now

Well, it's been a long hot summer
And I'm who makes that one girl mine
I'm gonna hold her
And squeeze her
And tease her
And keep her from the enemy line
And I can't hardly wait
'Cause it won't be long until the summer comes

Yes, I can't hardly wait
'Til I hold onto heaven to see how it shines
To your body, your body
In the sunlight so bright
I want to see you having fun in the sun
So exciting when the summer comes

Well, it's been a
Long hot, hot! summer
Oh, it was a
Long, long, long, long hot summer
Oh, yeah, yeah

And we'll wait up, 'til spring time
cause there we go to a place familiar's valley

And I can't hardly wait
'Til I hold onto heaven to see how it shines
To your body, your body
In sunlight so bright
I want to see you having fun in the sun
So exciting when the summer come

I'm gonna hold onto summer as long as I can, yeah, yeah
Just me and you
Well, it's gonna
Long, long, hot, long hot summer
Well, it's been a
long, long, hot, long hot summer
Yeah
It's been a
Long, long, hot, a long hot summer
'Cause it was a
Long, long, hot, a long hot summer'

5) Long Hot Summer by The Strand (1980)


(Lyrics not available)

6) Magic by The Cars (1984)


summer turns me upside down
summer summer summer
it's like a merry go round
i see you under the midnight
all shackles and bows
how far will you take it
well no one knows
don't let me go
i got a hold on you tonight

oh oh it's magic
when i'm with you
oh oh it's magic
you know it's true
got a hold on you

twisted under sideways down
i know you're getting twisted
and you can't calm down
i see you under the midnight
love darts in your eyes
how far can you take it
till you realize
there's magic in your eyes

7) Summer Of 69 by Bryan Adams (1984)


I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it 'til my fingers bled
Was the summer of '69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard.
Jimmy quit, Jody got married
I should've known we'd never get far

Oh, when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain't no use in complainin'
When you've got a job to do
Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you, yeah

Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that you'd wait forever
Oh, and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Oh, yeah.
Back in the summer of '69, oh.

Man we were killin' time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever, forever, no! yeah!

And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about you, wonder what went wrong

Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that it'd last forever
Oh, and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Oh, yeah.
Back in the summer of '69, oh.
It was the summer of '69, oh, yeah.
Me and my baby in '69, oh.
It was the summer, the summer, the summer of '69, yeah.

8. Time Stood Still by Bad English (1991)


The first time that I saw you
You were dancin' on the beach
Poetry in motion
But you seemed so out of reach
And the waves
were breakin' 'round you
In the California sunset

I made a wish to know you
And touch your golden hair
You turned around and looked at me
And paradise was there
Baby I remember the way you took my hand
Yesterday

Time stood still
As we walked into the night together
The memory is locked in our hearts forever
It seems just like yesterday
Time stood still

We found a little seaside bar
High above the rocks
You were drinking white wine
And I was doing shots
I wondered if you'd stay the night
You just took my hand and led the way

Time stood still
As we made love through the night together
The memory is locked in our hearts forever
Time stood still
Time stood still
The memory is locked in our hearts forever
Oh yeah

I thought that I'd seen love before
But what you showed me
Well that's something more
Love found two strangers walking on the shore
We threw our watches in the sea
I looked at you you looked at me
And time stood still

We made a fire on the beach that night
And watched the seagulls circle in the morning light
Maybe there are some things
we're not meant to understand Anyway

Time stood still
But love goes on forever
The memory is burned in our hearts forever
Oh yes

Time stood still
The moment's gone forever
But I will love you till
Time stands still in our hearts forever
Oh yeah

Time stood still
Time stood still
Time stands still in our hearts forever
Seems just like yesterday
Time stood still
Time stands still
Time stood still
Oh yeah
Time stood still
Forever...

9) Too Hot To Sleep by Survivor (1988)


Sweat rollin' down my hands and face
Big fan on the screen porch turnin'
Cat looking for a hidin' place
Sun sinkin' but the fire's still burnin'
Music playing a few doors down,
I'm drawn to the sound
It's just too hot to sleep
I walk restless to the street cafe
See that's shakin' in the tropic zone
A cold Corona and a twist of lime
Cools me down when I'm alone
Movin' closer from across the room
I've seen her before and she looks so fine
Never wanted any woman more
I look at the door and she reads my mind

Too hot to sleep
Give up the fight
Throw back the sheets
Shoot out the lights
Too hot to sleep
Come take me higher
Caught up in the heart
Of the moment's fire

Still burnin' in the afterglow
Sun peekin' through mirrored glasses
A little groggy from the night before
Feelin' wired as the day advances
Can't seem to keep my mind off you
It's just no use -- it's blind desire
I wanna know that I can count on you
To throw a little gasoline on the fire

Too hot to sleep
Give up the fight
Throw back the sheets
Shoot out the lights
Too hot to sleep
Come take me higher
Caught up in the heart
Of the moment's fire

10) Wave Babies by Honeymoon Suite (1984)


High up in the sky the sun glows
It's early on the beach and who knows
The scenery could get very hot today

I come here 'cause I like the water sports
I come here 'cause I'm getting good reports
But most of all it's wave babies, I gotta see

Wave babies, when they're lying on the sand
Wave babies and I want them in my hand
In my hand

I can smell the oil that's in the air
The ocean breeze is running through their hair
The track pants slowly slip down their legs

When they lie with their tops undone
Cold water means a little bit of fun
But just like summer, it's over too fast

Wave babies, when they're lying on the sand
Wave babies and I want them in my hand

Wave babies, when they're lying on the sand
Wave babies and I want them in my hand
Lying on the sand

Wave babies, when they're lying on the sand
Wave babies and I want them in my hand

Wave babies, when they're lying on the sand
Wave babies and I want them in my hand
Lying on the sand


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