The Songs of Summer #33: ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’ by Sly & The Family Stone
Another day, another song of summer…. I try to steer away from the most obvious summertime songs, but some tunes just fit the bill so ridiculously well that to not include them would be a crime. Like this one. ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime‘ by Sly & The Family Stone is one of those songs that’s just right, if you know what I mean. A hot summer day, pavement too hot to walk on….and this perfect groove.
Again, nothing real deep going on here, just perfect sounds for the hot, hot summer. Here in Michigan,today is one of the first days this summer that it’s really felt like summer. Nice and hot, really humid, bright hazy sunshine… Sly & The Family Stone (any Sly & The Family Stone works wonders on hot summer days, but especially this track) just feels right. And so it is.
Recorded in that magical time when 1969 was giving way to 1970, and released on Sly & The Family Stone’s brilliant ‘Greatest Hits‘ album, ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime‘ is here to make everything alright.