Back in 1997, everybody was talking about the movies Titanic and Good Will Hunting. Those two movies sent their respective stars into the Hollywood stratosphere. But if you were looking for music to get you to “fly,” then you tuned your radio to Sugar Ray. For the next song in our Top 100 Songs of Summer countdown, we looked to the clouds.
Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #65
“Fly” by Sugar Ray
The song became the band’s first hit, holding the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for four consecutive weeks and spending eight weeks at the #1 spot on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A single was not released commercially in the US, thus preventing it from charting on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time. It appears on their 1997 album Floored twice: one version with reggae artist Super Cat (Track 4) and the other without (Track 13). Singer Mark McGrath later began a television career, working on shows like Extra and for MTV.