Released Today in 1966 - "Summer In The City" by The Lovin' Spoonful

July 15, 2016

"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…!

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