Best Summer Songs of All Time

School's out, and it's time to get down, get sunburned and get lucky


"Boys of Summer," Don Henley

Don Henley
Pete Cronin/Redferns

Insistent and laidback like cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, Henley's 1984 classic ponders his lost youth and innocence over an oddly urgent drum machine, overcast synths and Heartbreaker (and co-writer) Mike Campbell's guitar, which is spacey, menacing and lonely all at once. It's a summer anthem that gets darker the closer you look.

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