Carly Rae Jepsen, Sir Mix-a-Lot and More Music Stars Share Their Favorite Summer Songs of All Time
From DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Summertime" to the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," find out the summer songs that have inspired music artists.
"I was 13 years old in October 1966 when I first heard The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' on the radio. I went right out to buy the single, and I must have played it 50 times in a row. My parents were going nuts!" -- Former Survivor lead singer David Bickler, who sang lead vocals on the Oscar-nominated Rocky III anthem "Eye of the Tiger"
" 'Summertime' by Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince stands out to me because it reminds me of the time I got my first car, a 1978 blue Chevy Monza. I saved up all my money to upgrade the stereo system and that song was one of the first songs I bumped in my car with my windows down so everybody could hear. I had that cassette on repeat all summer long." -- All-4-One’s Jamie Jones
An edited version of this story originally appeared in the July 25 issue of Billboard.