Peter Criss

The top songs of summer: 1959-1969

The top songs of summer: 1959-1969

Nothing evokes memories quite like summer songs. You instantly remember a vacation or lounging by the pool, a really bad summer job or when you met your significant other. You remember parties and parades -- or doing nothing in particular (it's summer after all). They're the songs that stay with you. So as we approach the first day of summer (June 21!), we decided to look back at the top songs of summer over the past 56 years, according to its summer popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Each day leading up to the start of summer, we'll look at different decade. Here are the top songs of summer from 1959-1969.

1959: "The Battle of New Orleans,"...

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