The Sounds Of Summer- Day 29 of 95- “Heat Wave”- Martha and The Vandellas. I was hoping not to play this song this summer- not that its a bad song- its a great one but I was hoping for a nice cool summer. Up until now it really hasn’t been too hot- but today it is supposed to be a high of 93 and Saturday 94. It won’t be much of a heat wave though- Monday 80 and Tuesday a high of 79. I guess I can handle a few days of heat.
Martha and The Vandellas took this single to #4 on the Hot 100. It was released as a single in July 1963. Linda Ronstadt’s cover in 1975 went to #5, but the “go to’ version is Martha and The Vandellas. The song was written by the Motown hit makers- Holland-Dozier-Holland. Maybe it’s just me but I’d take Martha and The Vandellas every day of the week over The Supremes- whose songs all sound the same. “Heat Wave”, “Dancing In The Streets”, “Nowhere To Run” all better than anything The Supremes ever did.