Published on June 20, 2016
“Summer in the City” is a song recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone.
It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966, for three consecutive weeks. The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with aVolkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the impression of the sounds of the summer in the city. The song became a gold record. It is ranked number 401 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The signature keyboard part is played on a Hohner Pianet, and the organ is a Vox Continental
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