51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 20: Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Summer Holiday

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Technically, it’s not summer in the northern hemisphere yet, but there’s only just over a month to go before we reach the longest day of the year and we can look forward to three months of warm sunny days. Well, maybe not 3 months and, judging by the summers we’ve had in the UK since 2007, probably more likely to be wet and cool.

So, what am I doing choosing a song about a summer holiday? Well, next week I’m off on vacation and hopefully some disco dancing, but more about that later. We’re about to land the time machine in the year 1963.

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Summer holiday is taken from the movie by the same name and was a number one hit in the UK in February 1963! Yes, I did say February. Rather odd, don’t you think, releasing a song in the UK about a summer holiday in the middle of…

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