"Summer in the City"
was a song recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful
and written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone…
It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful
and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100
in August 1966 for three consecutive weeks…
The song features a series of car horns
during the instrumental bridge
starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn
and ends up with a jackhammer sound
in order to give the impression
of the sounds of the summer in the city…
The song became a gold record
and is ranked number 401
on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time…!