Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sly & The Family Stone • Hot Fun In The Summertime

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"Hot Fun In The Summertime" was a big hit for Sly & the Family Stone in 1969, making it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released on the heels of their Woodstock appearance, which gave the band a greater profile than before, and could have helped propel the song up the charts. The band was no stranger to hits, having already scored #1 with "Everyday People", as well as a Top 10 with "Dance To The Music". It was released on the bands 'Greatest Hits' album, one of three new songs on the collection. The band came out of San Fransisco a multicultural group, made up of men and women, and different races represented. They were making soulful music with a psychedelic edge, befitting any band out of the city known for the musical movement. Here is the band singing "Hot Fun In The Summertime" live on television.

You can find the 'Greatest Hits' album on iTunes and Amazon. Their next single, "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", would return them to #1 on the charts. That was another of the new songs found on the 'Greatest Hits' album.

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