Fri May 21, 2021

In Canada, we have the tradition of the May 24 long weekend, in honour of Queen Victoria. Being the Commonwealth country, we still uphold this holiday, but not so much as a Birthday recognition of a long ago Monarch, but as the tradition of cottages opening up for the season, gardens getting prepared for the summer flowers, holidays being planned and always the music. Music is the thread we all have in common.

Summer brings the radio stations back to playing hits from the past that we all identify with the season approaching. ‘Summer in the City’ by The Lovin’ Spoonful, ‘Summer Breeze’ by Seals and Croft and of course the Canadian summer anthem ‘Sunny Days’ by our very own Lighthouse.

Of course, this year will be different, there won’t be large gatherings, festivals, and big BBQ’s but the music can help make you feel a little more optimistic right now.

So try to grab on to some ‘normal’ while the weather warms up, work on your tan, go to the cottage with people in your ‘bubble’, go for walks and as The Doobie Brothers say: Listen To The Music!

Here are a few of our Top 20 summer songs that we play on Cashbox Radio: and you can also send us a request if there is something you want us to play at


  1. Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
  2. Kokomo The Beach Boys
  3. Summer in the City Lovin’ Spoonful
  4. Sunny Days Lighthouse
  5. Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
  6. Hot Fun In the Summertime Sly and the Family Stone
  7. All Summer Single Billy Idol
  8. All Summer Long The Beach Boys
  9. Summer of Love John Mellencamp
  10. Summer in the City Lovin’ Spoonful
  11. In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
  12. Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts
  13. Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
  14. Summer Nights From Grease
  15. The Boys Of Summer Don Henley
  16. Summer Rain Johnny Rivers
  17. Black Summer Rain Eric Clapton
  18. A Summer Song Chad and Jeremy
  19. Summertime Billy Stewart
  20. Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

Better days ahead so enjoy the sunshine, laugh, live and be kind to each other!

What is your favourite summer song? Let us know!!