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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"Surf City," Jan & Dean

Jan Berry and Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean
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A utopian vision of a city by the sea where the female to male population ratio is an awesome two to one, "Surf City" topped the charts for two-weeks in July 1963. Written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, it promises there's always something goin', a party's always growin' and you're sure to find short-term romantic bliss.

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