And my Top Seven nominees are...
7. Chad and Jeremy -- A Summer Song
Glorious harmonies and acoustic guitar work that reduces you to tears.
6. Brian Hyland -- Sealed With a Kiss
Utter dreck. In my high school, we used to sing it as "Kissed by a Seal."
5. The Jamies--Summertime Summertime
I still don't know if that song sucks or not.
4. Eddie Cochran -- Summertime Blues
C'mon -- rock 'n' roll doesn't get any cooler.
3. The Kinks -- Sunny Afternoon
I'd never seen that clip before, but that's about as sublime as it can be.
2. The Tearjerkers -- Syracuse Summer
"The California sun shines all the time/but East Coast Summer's are a different kind/They don't last as long so they mean a little bit more..."
And the all time great pop song about the beauty of summer is...
1. The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun
C'mon -- who else?
Okay -- and who would your choices be?
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!!