Saturday, June 28, 2014

Videos of Summer: Hot Fun in the Summertime (1992)

The Beach Boys made one last run at the charts in the early 90's, but the two singles that came off their 1992 effort, "Summer in Paradise", were covers. "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" might be better known to today's generation after being covered by Aerosmith in the 70's, but its roots go back a few years.

The same goes for "Hot Fun in the Summertime", originally recorded by Sly & The Family Stone in 1969. That had been covered in the interim by artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, and Michael Jackson, but the MTV generation discovered "Hot Fun" thanks to the Beach Boys (with Full House co-star John Stamos on drums).

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