Best Beach & Summer Songs 1964 – 1979

 


I Get Around

by The Beach Boys

Reached #1 in 1964


Under the Boardwalk

by The Drifters

Reached #4 in 1964


Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand)

by The Shangri-las

Reached #5 in 1964


California Sun

by The Rivieras

Reached #5 in 1964


A Summer Song

by Chad & Jeremy

Reached #7 in 1964


Ride the Wild Surf

by Jan & Dean

Reached #16 in 1964


Sand in My Shoes

by The Drifters

Reached #33 in 1964


California Girls

by The Beach Boys

Reached #3 in 1965


A Summer Place

by The Lettermen

Reached #16 in 1965


Summer In The City

by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Reached #1 in 1966


Sunny Afternoon

by The Kinks

Reached #14(US), #1(UK) 1966


Summer Wind

by Frank Sinatra

Reached #25 in 1966


Summer Rain

by Johnny Rivers

Reached #14 in 1967


Indian Lake

by The Cowsills

Reached #10(US), #3(AUS) 1968

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Hot Fun In The Summertime

by Sly And The Family Stone

Reached #2 in 1969


In The Summertime

by Mungo Jerry

Reached #3 in 1970


Montego Bay

by Bobby Bloom

Reached #8 in 1970


Saturday In The Park

by Chicago

Reached #3 in 1972


Summer Breeze

by Seals And Crofts

Reached #6 in 1972


School’s Out

by Alice Cooper

Reached #7 in 1972


Summertime’s Calling Me

by The Catalinas

Reached #7 in 1975


Summer

by War

Reached #7 in 1976


Margaritaville

by Jimmy Buffett

Reached #8 in 1977


Summer Nights

by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

Reached #5 in 1978



I Love Beach Music

by The Embers

1979 – Although this song did not chart, it seems too appropriate to leave out. It’s an example of Carolina Beach Music at its best.

[BEACH & SUMMER SONGS 1956 to 1963]