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Summer Songs Quiz
by Staff
Are you ready for hot fun in the summertime because school’s out and it’s time for a surfin’ safari? Then take our lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer quiz to test your knowledge of the aforementioned summer songs and more.

How many times do the Beach Boys appear on Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 30 Summer Songs?

  • one
  • four
  • six

Which summer song remix featured the Beach Boys singing with another group of boys?

  • "Wipe Out"
  • "Summer Love"
  • "The Boys of Summer"

Who created the original version of "Wipe Out"?

  • Jan and Dean
  • Mungo Jerry
  • The Surfaris

Name the '80s girl band that sang about the cruelest summer breakup ever.

  • The Go-Go’s
  • The Bangles
  • Bananarama

Who wrote the summer hit that features “no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks” in its lyrics?

  • Alice Cooper
  • Nat King Cole
  • Sly and the Family Stone

Which one of Billboard’s Top 30 Summer Songs was featured in the movie "Caddyshack"?

  • "Summer Girls"
  • "Summertime Blues"
  • "Summertime"

Name the 1960s duo that was responsible for the summer hit "A Summer Song."

  • Chad and Jeremy
  • Jan and Dean
  • Seals and Croft

Originally composed for the opera "Porgy and Bess," this tune became a popular summer song in 1966.

  • "Summertime"
  • "I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’"
  • "Oh, I Can’t Sit Down"

In the Beach Boys’ "Surfin’ Safari" lyrics, what are they talking about when they refer to loading up their woodie?

  • their surfboard
  • their cooler
  • their station wagon

What unusual instrument was used as one of the backing instruments of Seals and Crofts’ hit "Summer Breeze"?

  • kazoo
  • toy piano
  • slide whistle

Which summer song was also the name of a Tennessee Williams play?

  • "Suddenly, Last Summer"
  • "Summer and Smoke"
  • "Clothes for a Summer Hotel"

Who sang about “those days of soda and pretzels and beer”?

  • Nat King Cole
  • Katy Perry
  • Mungo Jerry

Which musical artist brought sexy back to summer with his hot dance hit "Summer Love"?

  • Usher
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Enrique Inglesias

What summertime holiday is mentioned in Chicago’s "Saturday in the Park"?

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day

"California Girls" by the Beach Boys was a huge hit in the summer of 1965. Which musician launched a new summer song of the same name in 2010?

  • Katy Perry
  • Justin Timberlake
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

What year did Bryan Adams think was the best summer of his life?

  • 1950
  • 1959
  • 1969

Which reggae artist covered Mungo Jerry’s summer song "In the Summertime"?

  • Ziggy Marley
  • Shaggy
  • Shabba Ranks

What couple reminisced about their "Summer Nights" in this duet from the movie "Grease"?

  • Sandy and Danny
  • Rizzo and Kenickie
  • Jan and Putzie

Which band’s summer hit entered the Billboard Hot 100 the same month they played at Woodstock?

  • Santana
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • Jefferson Airplane

What No. 2 song on Billboard’s Top 30 Summer Songs list contrasts the brutal heat of summer days with lively evenings and all-night dancing?

  • "Summer in the City"
  • "Hot Child in the City"
  • "Endless Summer Nights"