Sun May 09, 2010

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.

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. Since Cashbox Magazine was known for Charts in it’s heyday, Cashbox Canada has compiled a list of the Top 30 Songs that represent the summer season.

  1. LighthouseKokomo The Beach Boys
  2. Summer in the City Lovin’ Spoonful
  3. Sunny Days Lighthouse
  4. Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
  5. Here Comes the Sun 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. Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Nat King Cole
  11. Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts
  12. Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
  13. Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
  14. Here Comes Summer Cliff Richard
  15. Summer Nights From Grease
  16. Sealed With A Kiss Bryan Hyland
  17. The Boys Of Summer Don Henley
  18. Summer Turning Blue Max Webster
  19. Summer Rain Johnny Rivers
  20. Black Summer Rain Eric Clapton
  21. A Summer Song Chad and Jeremy
  22. Summertime Billy Stewart
  23. Hot Summer Day Danny Kirwan
  24. School’s Out (For Summer) Alice Cooper
  25. Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

Enjoy the summer! Go to a cottage, hang out with friends on a patio, ‘work on your tan’, it is all so Canadian !