Song Lyric Sunday | “Hot Fun in the Summertime” – Sly & the Family Stone

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Seasons/Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall.

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Hot Fun in the Summertime is a 1969 song recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. The single was released in the wake of the band’s high-profile performance at Woodstock, which greatly expanded their fanbase. It peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and number 3 on the U.S. Billboard soul singles chart in autumn 1969.

FUN FACTS:

  • Rolling Stone ranked the song #247 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime is a dedication to the fun and games to be had during the summer.
  •  The song is ranked as the seventh biggest U.S. hit of 1969, and the 65th in Canada.
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime is known for its rare use of strings in a Sly and the Family Stone song.

Incredibly, there isn’t a decent live performance of this song to be found online, so I went with a static album cover.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

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