Worst Summer Songs

June 23, 2017

Summer's here and the time is right... for having a conversation about summer songs.

There are several ways to approach this topic. I could list the BEST summer songs (in my opinion) but it would probably be the same songs everybody else mentions when they talk about summer songs.

I could reflect on songs that were hits during the summer. Example: "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Silly Love Songs." These fit into the category of "worst" and "most overplayed" songs of the summer.

So I thought I'd do it this way.


For my purposes, they all have to say "summer" in the title or have a summery theme.

1. Beach Baby by First Class. This was a catchy tune from the Summer of '74 by a British band that was really just a bunch of studio pros.

2. Sausalito Summer Nights by Diesel. This song sounds like it was done by a California band, but they were actually from the Netherlands. The song only got to #33 on the charts but was a huge hit in central Wisconsin. At least it seemed that way to me!

3. Hot Summer Nights by Night.  This 1979 song sounds a lot like Gold by John Stewart and Stevie Nicks. Do you agree?

4. Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx. This was a #2 song on his debut gajillion selling album. Blecch.

5. Summer Nights from Grease I used to love this ditty as performed by John and Olivia but can no longer take it!  The lyrics are insipid on purpose. but I am no longer playing along. ("He ran by me, got my suit damp!")