100 Songs of Summer #80 “Summer of ’69”

1969 Ford Mustang
1969 Ford Mustang, Photo: dave_7, Flickr

The 100 Songs of Summer Countdown presses on and finishes another 10 tunes with Bryan Adams’ ode to summer and another time.

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #80

“Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams

What could a Canadian possibly know about summer? Apparently something, because Ontario-born Bryan Adams wrote one of the all-time classic “summer” tracks. This up-tempo rock tune from Adams’ 1984 album Reckless is about small-town, teenage love and “the best days of my life.”

Everyone—whether you were a teen in 1969 or your parents weren’t even born yet—loves “Summer of ’69,” so crank up the volume and enjoy. Even better, why not sing along? We’re sure you know the words.

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