Songs of the Summer (Back to the 70s)

The biggest songs of every summer all the way back to the 1970s! Check the whole list. What year did you graduate high school? Do you remember listening to these in the summer? Ahhh the memories…

 

 

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1970 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters

1971 "I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King

1972 "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass

1973 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce

1974 "Band on the Run" by Wings

1975 "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille

1976 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee

1977 "Best of My Love" by The Emotions

1978 "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb

1979 "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer

1980 "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel

1981: "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

1982 "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

1983: "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

1984 "When Doves Cry" by Prince

1985 "Shout" by Tears for Fears

1986 "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna

1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston

1988 "Roll With It" by Steve Winwood

1989 "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul

1990 "Step By Step" by New Kids on the Block

1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams

1992 "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot

1993 "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson

1994 "I Swear" by All-4-One

1995 "Waterfalls" by TLC

1996 "Macarena" by Los Del Rio

1997 "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

1998 "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

1999 "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera

2000 "Maria Maria" by Santana Featuring The Product G&B

2001 "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk

2002 "Hot in Herre" by Nelly

2003 "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

2004 "Yeah!" by Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

2005 "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey

2006 "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado

2007 "Umbrella" by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

2008 "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry

2009 "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas

2010 “California Girls” by Katy Perry

2011 "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

2012 "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

2013 “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke

2014 “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea

2015 "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

2016 "One Dance" by Drake featuring WizKid and Kyla

2017 "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

2018 "In My Feelings" by Drake

2019 "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)

 

What will 2020’s summer song be? (It’s looking like it could be RockStar by DaBaby.)

 

 

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