Wednesday, July 11, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #22 - "Heat Wave" (1963)

There can be only one song that fits today, when the mercury in Sacramento is expected to top out at 106 degrees.  I suppose I should be thankful, since the California Legislature is out of session and I therefore do not have to be wearing a suit.

I have no distinct memories of when I first heard this song, certainly not from the era when it was released (I was only 3 years old, after all).  And even though I know they're not singing about the weather, the song fits the day.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

"Heat Wave," Martha and the Vandellas, from the summer of 1963.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Timely, alright. I do remember this one as a kid (but, of course, I'm older than you ;-)). If I remember Martha it's because of her lead on this song with the Vandellas.