Our Top 30 Summer Songs Revisited

4.) Ramones – Rockaway Beach

Nowhere is the Ramones’ love of then-disposable [now classic and essential] 60s pop more evident than in their ode to Joey’s neighborhood. Joey’s lyrics are so evocative, you can feel the summer sun baking 1977 New York City into a sweaty, sticky mess as you bounce along on the too-slow bus ride, eagerly anticipating hitting the beach.

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