Ultimate summer playlist

It’s (almost) the summer of 2016, and while you’re getting ready to hit the road for summertime joyride — undoubtedly with the sounds of Good Karma blaring — Billboard is taking a look back at the hottest songs of some other summer. 30 summers to be exact.

The chartmaker “analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 30 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor Day.” Roxette landed two songs on their ultimate summer playlist. In 1990, “It Must Have Been Love” sat pretty at number 5, and in 1991 “Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)” bloomed at number 10. To wax nostalgic on all of the other songs that were as hot as the weather, check them out here.

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June 7th, 2016

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  • Daniela

    I really love Fading like a flower, but I would never ever consider it as a summer song and neither It must have been love! Strange that they chose “summer songs” with lyrics which include “oh it’s such a cold cold town” and “and it’s a hard winter’s / Christmas’ day”! Both are perfect winter songs! Regarding Roxette singles, I would connect summer with songs like How do you do and June Afternoon, for example!

    • Dan J Kroll

      They chose them strictly because they were popular during the summer. I was surprised, too — I IMMEDIATELY thought Joyride would be on there because it’s “summery.” Maybe “June Afternoon” will be named one of their top Christmas carols…

      • Tridy

        I don’t think June Afternoon was ever released in USA. Nether it was a part of DBUGTTC compilation there, so I would not count on that.
        From time to time I wonder if things would have worked out with promotions and label deals, would Roxette actually had big enough commercial success in USA.

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