Summer of '69

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"Summer of '69"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Reckless
  • "Kids Wanna Rock"
  • "The Best Was Yet to Come"
ReleasedJune 17, 1985
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Summer of '69"
"One Night Love Affair"

"Summer of '69" is the fifth single off Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams' fourth studio album Reckless. The song was released in June 1985.

When Adams appeared on The Early Show in 2008, he revealed that the song was about sex and making love in the summertime. He also said that "69" was a reference to the sexual position, 69.[3] It is one of Adams' most well known songs and is one of his most successful. It won the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) Citation of Achievement for US radio airplay in 1985. In 1986, it won the Procan Award (Performing Rights Organization of Canada) for Canadian radio airplay and in 2000 it won a Socan Classics Award for more than 100,000 Canadian radio performances.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Steve Sullivan (2017). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings. Vol. 3. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 580. ISBN 9781442254497.
  2. Andrew Jett. "10 Best Pop Rock Songs". Mademan. Archived from the original on November 11, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  3. "Bryan Adams: Hit Was About Sex, Not 1969". CBS News. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  4. "Summer of '69: Awards". Jim Vallance. Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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