This song has made a long journey before ending up with Boney M. It was written in 1966 by Bobby Hebb, when his brother was stabbed to death and president Kennedy was murdered, both happening in 1963 in 48 hours. He then wrote the song. It took some time to release it, but 3 years later it was released and it made him go on tour with the Beatles. In 1976 he updated the song to a disco version. In that same year Boney M. came with a cover of the original version, which was on their debute album. It followed the hit Daddy Cool, and this song became a hit, too. The song has been recorded by many other artists, like Frank Sinatra, Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops and many others. Enjoy the Boney M version:
Boney M.- Sunny
There is a connection between the summer and disco music. It is called italo disco, which is disco music, but then a bit more sunny. That seems difficult, but it is not. The song of today could be an example, though some doubt it and say it’s in the stage going towards italo disco. I would say: decide for yourself about that. What I do know for sure is that the song became a hit in 1980 and features a house style piano (which is a great instrument). And I know that it’s a great song to dance on. Enjoy
Azoto- San Salvador
A real nineties dance classic today! And there’s one nice thing which it has in common with Fiesta from the Sunclub.
And yes, if you listen to them, you might say: they are totally different, apart from that they both sound sunny. But what do they have in common? Well, the whistle. And for some reason, this whistle gives an extra dimension to the song. Or at least for me it does. Since I knew Fiesta earlier than this song, I combine the whistle with summer (isn’t this a nice example of Pavlov?) So maybe this is the cause for me to call it a summer hit, although it was a hit in the U.S.A. in November. In Holland, it actually did good in the period before summer, having the highest position in May.
The Good Men- Give It Up
When we returned from Rome to Holland, this song was stuck in my head. Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you.
And I hoped for that, since it was very good weather in Rome! Well, we had some luck, since it was kind of the weather in Holland, too.
The song was a big hit in the nineties, and is really sunny!
So… it’s the song for today!
Crowded House- Weather With You
What shall I say? Just a good song, relaxed and sunny. And it was a big hit.
This is one of those songs which I can sing along every word, a thousand times, but I kept forgetting which band it was. A few weeks I mixed them up with Jimmy Cliff (Reggae Night)! Fortunately, after writing this post, I will know them! (I hope :))
Laid Back- Sunshine Reggae
Italian = sun, summer, and in the nineties dance. Because they made a lot of dance music. Good dance music. Like Playahitty from yesterday and Corona of today.
Corona had a few small hits, but the big success was the Summer song of today. The Rhythm Of The Night was released in 1993, and it was their first single.
It still is a good song, and that’s the reason for place 9!
Number 9: Corona- The Rhythm Of The Night
Oh yes, we’re halfway through. This means two things: we’re entering the zone of better songs, and that the list is coming to an end… 😦
But firstly we have a song which tells us what the summer really is. The sunny sound of Playahitty from the nineties. And they had one other hit, but this was their big hit.
Shall I tell more? No, just listen to the song you put on place 10:
Number 10: Playahitty- The Summer Is Magic
One of my first music memories is Let’s Get Loud. I have known it for as long as I can remember, and I have heard it a lot in my childhood.
And that’s not strange, because it was a hit in 2000: I was three years old, so you start to begin with developing a memory.
And it’s a very big summer hit, one of the best songs by Jennifer Lopez, if you ask me. And you think so, too, because she has a very good number 12!
Number 12: Jennifer Lopez- Let’s Get Loud
Again nineties. It seems like only nineties around here. But this single was made by an artist with several hits. Another hit by Dario G was for example Sunchyme.
So the Carnaval De Paris is the song of the day. A sunny instrumental tune which makes you want to go to Paris, where the sun is shining.
And actually, I’m going to Paris for a few days in the holidays, so I want to know if the feeling is the same as in the song.
Number 13: Dario G- Carnaval De Paris
I quite like this summer song. Not only is it nineties from my birthyear (1997), it’s a cool song, too.
And you can sing along, or at least, I do: Alaaaaaneeeee.
Something like that. But I suppose you don’t want to hear that live. Nobody does.
I am not entirely sure, but I think Wes was one of those one-day flies. One hit and you never hear of them again. Wes had some later singles, but they didn’t end high in the charts.
So, this one hit of Wes, Alane, ended on a good place 14.
Number 14: Wes-Alane