Summer Song

Album: The Extremist (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • In our interview with Joe Satriani, he explained how he develops ideas for his songs, with often start with riffs but sometimes come from themes and concepts. "'Summer Song,' I was just thinking how great it was being a teenager and getting out of school and the beginning of summer," he said. "That's a very light theme, but when you hold on to that feeling, that memory, it helps you write specifically in that direction."
  • This song was a hit on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in the summer of 1992, reaching #5 in August. It is Satriani's highest-charting song on that tally.

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