Songs of Summer


1924 June Night (Abel Baer, Cliff Friend) sheet music, featured artist Ted Lewis-11902 In the Good Old Summer Time (George Evans, Ren Shields)

1924June Night (m. Abel Baer, w. Cliff Friend) – “June Night (Give Me a June Night, The Moonlight and You)”

1927Give Me a Night in June (Cliff Friend) — recorded by Cliff Edwards, the Ipana Troubadours, Johnny Marvin, and Norman Wisdom

1929Same Old Moon (Cliff Friend) – aka “Same Old Moon, Same Old June,” “Same Old Moon (Same Old June But Not The Same Old You)”

1931A Faded Summer Love (Phil Baxter) — 1931 recordings include those by Ben Bernie and his Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, Rudy Vallée, and Sylvia Froos.

1933It Was a Night in June (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon)

Jan Garber Orchestra, vocalist Virginia Hamilton — recorded on 29 May 1933, in Camden, NJ; issued on the 78 rpm single Victor 24336, b/w “We’ll Have a Honeymoon Someday”

audio file, VBR MP3 (13.0 MB), from the collection Jan Garber Orchestra 78rpm Collection at


1935 Summertime (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)

1936Summer Holiday (w.m. Larry Conley, John D. Marks) — 1936 recordings include those by Wingy Manone and his Orchestra, Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra, and Jan Garber and his Orchestra

1936 Summer Night (m. Harry Warren, w. Al Dubin)

1938Summer Souvenirs (m. J. Fred Coots, w. Charles Newman)

1945June is Bustin’ Out All Over (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Oscar Hammerstein II)

1945June Comes Around Every Year (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer)

1945Memphis in June (m. Hoagy Carmichael, w. Paul Francis Webster)

1946The Things We Did Last Summer (m. Jule Styne, w. Sammy Kahn)

1953June Bride (m. Gene De Paul, w. Johnny Mercer) – written for and performed in the 1954 musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

1956Soft Summer Breeze (m. Eddie Heywood, w. Judy Spencer)

1958One Summer Night (Danny Webb) – hit recordings by The Danleers (1958) and The Diamonds (1961)

1959Theme from A Summer Place (m. Max Steiner, w. Mack Discant)

1960The Green Leaves of Summer (m. Dimitri Tiomkin, w. Paul Francis Webster)

1963 That Sunday, That Summer (George David Weiss, Joe Sherman) – selected recordings below

1964Samba de Verão (m. Marcos Valle, w. Paulo Sérgio Valle)

1965Summer Samba (aka “So Nice”) – English-language version of “Samba de Verão,” with words by Norman Gimbel

1965Der Sommerwind (“Summer Wind”) – (m. Heinz Meier, w. Hans Bradtke), English-language words under the title “Summer Wind” by Johnny Mercer

1968In the Summertime (Ray Dorset) – written in 1968, according to; hit 1970 recording by Mungo Jerry

1968The Last Day of Summer (Howlett Smith) — recording by Spanky Wilson issued in 1968 on her single Mothers Records & The Snarf Company 1300 (also M-1300), b/w “Love is Like an Old Old Man” — also included on her 1969 debut album Spankin Brand New, Mothers Records & The Snarf Company MLPS-69; produced by H.B. Barnum

1969Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly Stone)

1971 – Theme from Summer of ’42 (Michel Legrand) – adaptation: The Summer Knows (m. Michel Legrand, w. Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)

1972Summer Breeze (Jim Seals, Dash Crofts)

1976Summer — written by members of the band War, and originally recorded by that band

1983Suddenly Last Summer (Martha Davis, Ronald Czajkowski)

19934th of July (Aimee Mann)


That Sunday, That Summer (George David Weiss, Joe Sherman) 1963

Beegie Adair — from the 1998 album The Nat King Cole Collection – A Musical Tribute


Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum — live at the Vic in Santa Monica, 10 August 2006

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