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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5. "Rockaway Beach," The Ramones

A bubblegum torpedo ride, this 1977 punk rock classic is about hitching your way out of the gritty city on a day trip to the largest public beach in the United States, located in the Ramones' native Queens. "Rockaway Beach" is a vacation getaway open to anyone and everyone, rich or poor, just like the Ramones' all-American rock and roll vision on this song.

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