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SUMMER IN THE CITY – LOVIN SPOONFUL

08 May

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It appeared on their album Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonfu and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966, for three consecutive weeks.[3] The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the impression of the sounds of the summer in the city. The song became a gold record. It is ranked number 401 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4]

The signature keyboard part is played on a Hohner Pianet, and the organ is a Vox Continental.[citation needed]

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2017 in music

 

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4 responses to “SUMMER IN THE CITY – LOVIN SPOONFUL

  1. goldenbrown

    July 11, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Young people think now that the song was sung only by Joe Cocker ;)

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  2. America On Coffee

    July 11, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    And…to note, Lovin Spoonful’s music demonstrates their unique versatility.

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  3. goldenbrown

    July 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    You’re right!

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  4. quirkywritingcorner

    July 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.

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