The summer of 2000 belonged to 'Thong Song' and 'Who Let the Dogs Out.' The dog days of 1997 would have been unrecognizable without 'MMMBop.' But the truly timeless songs of summer are the ones written about the season itself. These all-time summer hits are hotter than black vinyl car seats in Arizona and more fun than running through the sprinkler.
10. 'In the Summertime,' Mungo Jerry
Sun-soaked lyric: "When the weather's fine, you got women, you got women on your mind"
Not a lone bloke named Jerry but a British jug band named after a T.S. Eliot poem. This warm-weather classic is dated by its no-no suggestion of road beers ("Have a drink, have a drive"). But it was also ahead of its time: Check the pre-hip-hop beatboxing.
9. 'Summertime Blues,' Eddie Cochran
Sun-soaked lyric: "I'm a-gonna raise a fuss, I'm a-gonna raise a holler/About a-workin' all summer just a-tryin' to earn a dollar"
Timeless rock 'n' roll complaint about punching the clock when you'd rather be cruising aimlessly. For anyone who's ever scooped ice cream, cleaned pools or bused tables at a seafood shack.
8. 'Rockaway Beach,' Ramones
Sun-soaked lyric: "Up on the roof, out on the street/Down in the playground, the hot concrete"
With their pasty complexions and their heavy leather jackets, the Ramones were not exactly poster children for fun in the sun. Yet they loved the sound of summer, covering 'California Sun' and 'Surfin' Bird.' For them, the beach
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