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A Summer Song


Chad & Jeremy

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This was the biggest hit by the British duo Chad & Jeremy, who were sometimes confused with another British duo: Peter & Gordon.
The melody bears some resemblance to Buddy Holly's "Words of Love," which was covered by The Beatles the same year. The lyrics and the melody are both upbeat and lushly melancholic. (thanks, Charles - Charlotte, NC, for above 2)
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On June 30th 1965, Chad and Jeremy performed "A Summer Song" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
And on the same 'Shindig!' show they also performed "Before and After"; at the time was in its 2nd week at #17, which was also its peak position on the Top 100...
(See chart info for "A Summer Song" on the 2nd post below).
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
Are beautiful songs like this written and sung anymore? The lyrics, sung so soft and sweetly. are laced with melancholy. You really get the feeling that this brief summer interlude truly touched something deep within the singer's heart that will stay with him; a beautiful portrait of this story is painted by its words.
- Camille, Toronto, OH
On February 17th 1965, Chad and Jeremy appeared on the ABC-TV program 'The Patty Duke Show'...
They performed three songs on the show; "A Summer Song", "The Truth Often Hurts the Heart", and "Yesterday's Gone"...
"A Summer Song" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart on August 9th, 1964 at position #97; and on October 11th, 1964 it peaked at #7 (for 2 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
It reached #6 on the Canadian RPM 100 chart...
And three days earlier on February 14th, 1965 they performed "A Summer Song" on NBC-TV's 'Hullabaloo!'...
Chad, born David Stuart Chadwick, celebrated his 72nd birthday two months ago on December 10th and Jeremy, born Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde, will turn 73 years old next month on March 22nd.
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
plaintive and wistful......produced, I believe by Shel Talmy
- steve dotstar, los angeles, CA
Chad & Jeremy also appeared in an episode of the Batman tv show in the 1960s.
- Brian, Boston, MA
See You In September was done by The Tempos in 1959 and The Happenings in 1966.
- rick, tuscola, United States
This song also reminds me of its alter-ego: "See You in September" (sung by ??), in which the couple is together *during* the school year and parted in the summer ("Will I see you in September, or lose you to a summer love?"). Perhaps Summer Song is about the summer love he/she lost her/him to. However, of the two, I like Summer Song much better. Also it occurs to me that both songs appear to be 'unisex' -- they can be sung by eiher sex, without any gender-reversals in their lyrics. Has this song ever been covered by a female artist?
- Fred, Laurel, MD
This came out at just about the time my father died. He was 50, I was 10, and he dropped dead of a heart attack as he was packing to come home from, ironically, the hospital. I never had the chance to say goodbye. This is a song about a broken-up couple, yes, but that whole portion that begins "They say that all good things must end someday..." gets me every time I hear it and reminds me of him. Now that I'm past 50 myself, it's a great way to go back.
- Patrick, Chicago, IL
I too recall that Chad and Jeremy were on the DVD Show and that instead of calling them by their C&J stage name, they were referred to as "The Redcoats" (and their stage jackets were long red coats). Very surprising that they had been chosen as one of the first British Invasion bands to make such an early appearance on American and Canadian TV. Beautifully smooth song! As was their "Yesterday's Gone" song.
- George, Ottawa, Canada
"Summer Song" was used in the movie "Rushmore." Chad and Jeremy played themselves (and were very funny) in an episode of the Dick Van Dyke show.
- craig, madison, WI
A beautiful song! I often think of this song at the end of summer and the beginning of fall!
- Kathy, Jasper, AL
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