Hey, I don't know where you are but, in my parts, today is the last day of summer. Sort of. I'm in Southern California. Fall colors here are radiant sunsets. September and October are the warmest, driest, and sunniest months. The ocean is at it's warmest. The crowds are gone. Shit, what's not to like?
I try to stay away from thematic posts, because a similar theme rarely means a common musical thread. The closest thing to a thread with these is that they're all great songs. They may not have the same feel, but they're all about the end of summer, or lack thereof. Dig the Dusty cut. She wins this one.
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The Beach Boys - All Summer Long mp3 at The Pop History Dig
The Doors - Summer's Almost Gone (streaming) at YouTube
Dusty Spingfield - Summer Is Over mp3 at ATumblr (?)
The Drifters - Sand In My Shoes (streaming) at YouTube
The Sandals - The Endless Summer mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
The Sandals - The Endless Summer (film soundtrack) at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban Twelve songs