The Iconic Songs of Summer By Year For the Last 100 Years

Iconic Songs of Summer

Designer Phillip Niemeyer of The Boston Globe has culled together in a single infographic what he considers to be the most iconic songs of summer by year for the last one hundred years.

Travel through the last 100 years to discover which summer songs were either released or peaked in popularity during the summer of their respective years. Some are about the summer or the stuff of summer: parties, picnics, fleeting love, nostalgia or fun. Some have that summer feeling in sound alone. Many are relevant to their times. Some have become standards. Some annoy, like a sticky day with too many mosquitoes. Others slow down time, like an unexpected breeze one hopes will never stop.

image by Phillip Niemeyer for The Boston Globe

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.