Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr
wrote "Summer" after the band played a festival in Norway. The track was partly inspired by Debbie Harry of Blondie. Kerr explained to The Sun
"At the festival, Blondie were playing before us and we went to see them. But we didn't get a chance to speak. Later, I went back to work on this song and I was sat on my hotel balcony. On the far side of the hotel, I could see Debbie Harry sitting with her back to me. So, when I think of the song, I think of that night and capturing a moment.
When I checked out the next day, the receptionist said, 'Miss Harry has left you something.' And she'd left me a packet of Haribo bears. It was great and she's so great."