BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #166: ” SUMMER IN THE CITY”- THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL- AUGUST 13, 1966

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Billboard #1 Hits: #166: “Summer In The City”- The Lovin’ Spoonful. August 13, 1966. #1 for 3 weeks.

  • Single: “Summer In The City”- The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Record Company-Kama Sutra Records
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone
  • Time: 2:41
  • B-side:”Butchie’s Tune”
  • Album- Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 for 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #8 in the UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

The Lovin’ Spoonful in 1965 and early 1966 had 4 Top 10 hits and two of the singles had went to #2- “Daydream” and “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” but they hadn’t hit #1 until “Summer In The City”- in the late summer of 1966. It would be their only #1. Their first seven singles all made the Top 10. The mid’60’s were their time to shine. “Summer In The City” catches that summer feel- with the jackhammer and car horn noises in the songs instrumental bridge. Rolling Stone ranked “Summer In The City” at #401 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. One of the great singles of a great year -1966.

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