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August 15, 2018


Cliff Richard & The Shadows on Columbia,

had a No.1 with ‘Summer Holiday’ in 63,

and in 66 ‘Sunny Afternoon’ for The Kinks

on the Pye label – their third No.1 proved to be.


At No.4 in 75 was ‘Summertime City’

on Epic for Mike Batt with The New Edition,

and in 78, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John,

with ‘Summer Nights’,  for 7 weeks, held the No.1 position.


In 78, ‘Summer Night City’ on Epic

took Abba to No.5,

and in 85, Bryan Adams on A & M

kept ‘Summer of 69’ alive.


‘Summertime Of Our Lives’ on Columbia

gave A1 a Top 5 in 99,

and in 74, ‘Summer Breeze’ by The Isley Brothers,

on Epic, another classic so fine.


With ‘Paper Sun’ at No.5 and ‘Hole In My Shoe’ at No.2,

in 67, Traffic, simply no wrong could do.

and in 81 on De-lite, Kool & The Gang

brought ‘Summer Madness’ to you.


‘Daydream’ & ‘Summer In The City’ 

two Top Tens for Lovin Spoonful in 66,

and from 2004, ‘Summer Sunshine’ by The Corrs,

on Altlantic, included in this mix.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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