Best Summer Songs of All Time

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

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50. "Ridin' In My Car," NRBQ

A gorgeously upbeat slice of melancholy from the self-styled world's greatest bar band. The song is from 1977, but the lightly forlorn melody and ringing guitars are Sixties Top 40 heaven. Singer Al Anderson sings about a summer fling that ended so bad he thinks about his ex-girlfriend every time he gets in his car.