Sounds of Summer- Day 4 of 95- “Summer In The City”- The Lovin’ Spoonful. I can relate more to this song than I can the beach- ocean summer songs having spent a lot more time in cities in my life than I have on the beach. I especially like the sound of the car horns and the jackhammers. “Summer In The City” was a #1 hit for The Lovin’ Spoonful -it was released on July 4, 1966 and written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone. The Lovin’ Spoonful was from New York City- they certainly were tuned into the sounds of the Summer In The City.