A Summer Song

"A Summer Song" is a 1964 song by the English pop music duo Chad & Jeremy. The song was written by duo partner Chad Stuart with Clive Metcalfe and Keith Noble.


A Summer Song (D)(WORD)
A Summer Song (D)(PDF)

A Summer Song (G)(WORD)
A Summer Song (G)(PDF)

On BUG night July 2023, we'll try this song in D!

You can play in the same key as the video in GCEA tuning, if you use the G songsheet and put your capo on the 2nd fret! This is one of the few times I've put bar lines throughout the song but it's a really different song because of the phrasing of the lyrics. Most importantly I wanted you to see how the G Bm C D lines up rhythmically all through the song.

"A Summer Song" was played on Juke Box Jury where guest judge Ringo Starr assessed the track as a "miss" (i.e., flop) with no U.S. hit potential. Indeed, in the UK – where Chad & Jeremy's "Yesterday's Gone" had been a rather mild hit, followed by the unsuccessful "Like I Love You Today" – "A Summer Song" did not reach the charts. In the United States – following the near-Top 20 success of "Yesterday's Gone" – the track afforded the duo their career record, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of 17–24 October 1964. "A Summer Song" also went to #2 for six weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. It is considered one of the signature songs of the British Invasion. "A Summer Song" also reached #7 in Canada and #49 in Australia. The selection is featured on the soundtracks of the films Rushmore (1998), The Princess Diaries (2001), and Men in Black 3 (2012), and was used in the "ESPN's Sports Heaven" commercial that aired during Super Bowl XL. It appears in a 2019 TV commercial for Coors Light.

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