Summer Songs As Summer Arrives in Toronto

SumIf memory serves me correct, summer usually arrives around these parts in June. This year, it came in August. Better late than never, I suppose.

Here are some songs to help you celebrate the arrival of summer. These are "summer" songs in my collection. That means the word "summer" has to appear in the title. Help me flesh out our summertime playlist with summer songs I've missed by leaving them in the comments.

  • Summer Shudder - AFI
  • Jewel Of The Summertime - Audioslave
  • All Summer Long - Beach Boys
  • Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
  • This Ain't The Summer Of Love - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Summer Rain - Carl Thomas
  • Blood Red Summer - Coheed And Cambria
  • Summer Song - Dave Brubeck
  • Summer Skin - Death Cab For Cutie
  • My Own Summer (Shove It) - Deftones
  • Summer Song - Doughboys
  • Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
  • The Other Side of Summer - Elvis Costello
  • Long Summer Days - EMF
  • Summerlong - Emm Gryner
  • Summerland - Everclear
  • I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song) - Fall Out Boy
  • Summer's End - Foo Fighters
  • Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • That Summer - Garth Brooks
  • Indiot Summer - Gin Blossom
  • Summer Smoke - Girl Talk
  • Summer Side Of Life - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Summer - Great Big Sea
  • This Summer - Hayden
  • Summertime - Helen Merrill
  • Summertime in the Void - I Mother Earth
  • My Summer Vacation - Ice Cube
  • Summertime - Janis Joplin
  • Summertime - Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
  • Summerday Sands - Jethro Tull
  • Long Hot Summer Night - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
  • All Summer Long - Kid Rock
  • Summerboy - Lady GaGa
  • White Summer/Black Mountain Side - Led Zeppelin
  • Summer Nights - Marianne Faithfull
  • You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) - Meat Loaf
  • Midsummer Night's Dream - Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Hot Summer Nights - Miami Sound Machine
  • Summer Cannibals - Patti Smith
  • Summertime Rolls - Perry Farrell
  • Feel Good Hit Of The Summer - Queens of the Stoneage
  • Summer in the City - Regina Spektor
  • Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
  • Summertimes Blues - Rush
  • Summertime PT1 - Sam Cooke
  • Summertime - Sarah Harmer and Jason Euringer
  • Summertime - Scarlett Johansson
  • Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
  • Boombastic/In The Summertime (Sting Remix) - Shaggy
  • Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
  • Summer Of Drugs - Soul Asylum
  • Swollen Summer - The Bravery
  • Indian Summer - The Doors
  • It's Summertime - The Flaming Lips
  • Breathe In The Summertime - The Kleptones
  • Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • Summer in Siam - The Pogues
  • Every Summer With You - The Simpsons
  • Long Hot Summer - The Style Council
  • Midsummer Day - The Tea Party
  • Summer's Killing Us - The Tragically Hip
  • Summertime Blues - The Who
  • Indian Summer Sky - U2
  • Summer Rain - U2
  • Summer - War

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The Beach Boys- All Summer Long
The Alarm- Love to Feel The Rain In the Summertime
Simple Minds- Someone Somewhere in the Summer Time.

August 15, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

Toronto Mike

I actually got that Beach Boys song... and I have that Simple Minds song too, not sure why it was missed by my iTunes filter.

I didn't have that Alarm song, though. Keep 'em coming.

August 15, 2009 @ 4:15 PM


Here are a few oldies:

Cruel Summer - Bananarama
Indian Summer - Belle Stars, the
Great Summer Fair - Box, the
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Indian Summer - Dream Academy
English Summer - Eurythmics
Summer Spies - Fatal Charm
Come Summer - Fra Lippo Lippi
Summer in Hell - Fred Schneider
Goodbye Indian Summer - Language
Suddenly Last Summer - Motels, the
Summer's Here - Muscle Shoal, the

August 15, 2009 @ 4:45 PM

Toronto Mike

Nice additions, CQ. How the heck do I not have "Cruel Summer" in my collection???

August 15, 2009 @ 5:13 PM


I half think you set me up on that 'one-hit wonder' song. :)

August 15, 2009 @ 5:43 PM

Toronto Mike

Bananarama are at least two hit wonders. "Venus" was massive!

August 15, 2009 @ 5:54 PM


So I've heard.

August 15, 2009 @ 6:06 PM

Toronto Mike

Assuming covers count...

August 15, 2009 @ 6:10 PM


@Buffaloboymike, what a great song I'd forgotten about: The Alarm, Love to Feel The Rain In the Summertime. Wish I had it.

As a general response, I'm surprised no one has mentioned that politically incorrect "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry. Or does no one actually like it? For some reason it still gets airplay - or did before 1050 CHUM disappeared again earlier this year.

August 15, 2009 @ 7:35 PM


Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer by Nat "King" Cole

Meet Me In The Indian Summer By Van Halen

Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy

Summer by India Arie

Summers here by James Taylor

Dusk and Summer by Dashboard Confessional

Summer In the City by The Lovin' Spoonful

School's Out for Summer by Alice Cooper

Summer Sunshine by The Corrs

Summer by the Smashing Pumpkins

Summer Time by Sublime

Summer by Modest Mouse

Summer Wind by Michael Buble

Where's Summer Been by Ben Folds Five

Summertime Blues by The Who

Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang

Sweet Summer Lovin' by Dolly Parton

Summer Rain by Belinda Carlisle

In the Summertime by Shaggy

Girls In Their Summer Clothes by
Bruce Springsteen

Our Last Summer by Abba

Summer Soft by Stevie Wonder

Farewell My Summer Love by Michael Jackson

Summertime by Bon Jovi

Summer Lady by Santana

Summer Nights by Van Halen

Summer Holiday by Chris Isaak

Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)by Incubus

Summer Fling by k.d. lang

Summer of Love by B-52's

Summer Days by Bob Dylan

Lonely Summer Nights by Stray Cats

Electric Music and Summer People by Beck

Summer Moved On by A-Ha

Picnic in the Summertime by Deee-Lite

Feels Like Summer by The Wallflowers

The Summer by Yo La Tengo

The Last Day of Summer by The Cure

August 16, 2009 @ 6:27 PM


My 9 year old daughter also suggested......"We all live in a yellow summerine" by the Beatles (ha,ha)

August 16, 2009 @ 6:29 PM

Toronto Mike

Hey Jill, just to be picky, that Sublime tune you're referring to is actually called "Doin' Time".

And Alice Cooper's tune is just called "School's Out".

And I did get The Lovin' Spoonful and The Who. :-)

August 16, 2009 @ 6:33 PM


The Sundays- Summertime
The Jamies- Its Summertime

August 16, 2009 @ 6:42 PM

Toronto Mike

But I love that Sublime song... and that whole album screams summer.

August 16, 2009 @ 7:04 PM


How about Summer Turning Blue and Summer's UP, both on Max Webster's briliant first album.

August 17, 2009 @ 10:25 AM


Wow - quite the list. I found a few more:

Squeeze - This Summer
Diesel (Netherlands group) - Sausalito Summer Night
Cold Chisel - Last Wave of Summer
E.L.O. - One Summer Dream
Hunters & Collectors - Lazy Summer Day
Stereophonics - Summertime

August 17, 2009 @ 8:10 PM

Toronto Mike

Ah, Hunters and Collectors. Performers of one of my all-time favourite songs.

August 17, 2009 @ 9:01 PM

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