Various Artists

Dancin' on Sunshine: All Time Greatest Summertime Hits

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A dozen hits that actually do conjure up the feel of an endless summer afternoon, Dancin' on Sunshine includes at least three undisputed classics that definitively channel different aspects of the season: the Rascals' easy flowing "Groovin'," the Drifters' elegant "Under the Boardwalk," and the Lovin' Spoonful's gritty "Summer in the City." There are some curious selections here, though, like the inclusion of David Lee Roth's campy "California Girls" instead of the vastly superior original Beach Boys version, and Johnny Thunders' "Pipeline" instead of the much less bombastic original by the Chantays.

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