That’s when I had most of my fun

Hot Fun In The Summertime” was released as a single in the summer of 1969. The single was released in the wake of the band’s high-profile performance at Woodstock, which greatly expanded their fanbase. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and number 3 on the U.S. Billboard soul singles chart in autumn 1969.

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.

Love this group, and this song has always been a huge favorite…one of the all-time great summer anthems, and Larry Graham’s bass playing is top-notch as usual. This band released some insanely brilliant music before they began to fall apart….drop for drop, there are few acts that can match this group when they were firing on all pistons. Sly Stone is a certified musical genius…among the most influential artists of his generation….and he’s from Texas!

Thanks for watching!

As always HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art…..THANK YOU!!!!

[Lyrics]
All: End of the spring and here she comes back
Hi Hi Hi Hi there
Them summer days, those summer days

That’s when I had most of my fun, back
high high high high there
Them summer days, those summer days

Rose: I “cloud nine” when I want to

Freddie: Out of school, yeah

Larry: County fair in the country sun

Sly: And everything, it’s true, ooh yeah

All: Hot fun in the summertime x 4

All: First of the fall and then she goes back
Bye bye bye bye there
Them summer days, those summer days

Rose: “Boop-boop-ba-boop-boop” when I want to

Freddie: Out of school, yeah

Larry: County fair in the country sun

Sly: And everything, it’s true, ooh yeah

 

All: Hot fun in the summertime x

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One comment on “That’s when I had most of my fun

  1. Pingback: Boop, Boop, Ba, Bump, Bump When I Want To! | I Want Ice Water!

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