Sometimes songs epitomize summer so much that even hearing them in the dead of winter gives you a summery feeling. The 1960s brought us our first taste of songs depicting fun summertime activities. They created the soundtrack for hanging out with friends on the beach or cruising the city on warm summer nights.
About the Song: In 1962, the Southern California band The Surfaris needed a B-side song for their single Surfer Joe. The group consisted of five teenagers who scraped together enough money, mostly from their parents, to make the recording.