In the Summertime

In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 13, 1970 spending 7 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This buoyant tune was written by Ray Dorset, who was the group's lead singer and guitarist. He penned the song in 1968 when he was working for Timex in the UK - his band was just getting started and music was more of a hobby at the time. Dorest says that the famous melody just popped into his head one day, and the next day he wrote the lyrics very quickly. The American appeal of this song can be attributed to the lyrical inspiration: American beach movies that lead singer Ray Dorset grew up watching. "That was the teenage dream," he said. "What more can you want?"

In the Summertime FAQs

Who sang In the Summertime?

In the Summertime was performed by Mungo Jerry

What year did In the Summertime get to the UK number 1 spot?

In the Summertime first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 13, 1970

How long was In the Summertime at number 1 in the UK?

In the Summertime spent 7 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.