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Sly & the Family Stone

Hot Fun In The Summertime

  • Soul
  • Dance
  • Funk
  • Pop
  • Oldies
song from
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1981
  • 1968
  • 2012

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“Hot Fun in the Summertime” is a 1969 hit single recorded by Sly & the Family Stone. The single was released in the wake of the band’s high-profile performance at Woodstock, which greatly expanded their fanbase. It reached #2 on the U.S. pop chart and #3 on the U.S. R&B chart. Thematically, “Hot Fun in the Summertime” is a dedication to the fun and games to be had during the summer. “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was intended to be included on an in-progress album with “Everybody Is a Star” and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)“; the LP was never completed, and the three tracks were instead included on the band’s 1970 Greatest Hits LP. The B-side to this single is “Fun”, a song taken from the group’s third album (Life) from 1968. It was performed on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Them summer days, those summer days ... Sly: And everything, it's true, ooh yeah ... All: Hot fun in the summertime x 4

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This song is listed #247 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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