Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69

“Summer of ’69” is a rock song by Canadian musician Bryan Adams, released on June 17, 1985 as the fourth single from his fourth studio album “Reckless.” The song is known for its nostalgic and anthemic vibe, celebrating youthful memories and the carefree spirit of adolescence.

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 - single cover

Lyrically, “Summer of ’69” reminisces about the summer of 1969, symbolizing a time of youthful adventures, forming a band, and falling in love. Despite the title, the song is not specifically about the year 1969 but rather captures the essence of the carefree, optimistic feelings associated with that time.


Musically, the song features a catchy guitar riff and a driving rhythm that became signature elements of Bryan Adams’ rock sound. With its energetic and memorable chorus, “Summer of ’69” became a radio hit and remains one of Bryan Adams’ most popular and enduring songs.

The track achieved commercial success, reaching high chart positions in various countries and becoming a staple of classic rock radio. Its nostalgic and relatable lyrics, coupled with its energetic melody, have contributed to its lasting popularity as a quintessential anthem of youthful nostalgia.

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 – Lyrics