We'll be talking periodically about music this summer, and kick off the series by examining what makes a classic summer song work. MTV's Sway dissects what makes a summer hit and talks about some of the tunes that make him the most nostalgic. Listen to Sway's summer classics playlist, after the jump.
“Summer Madness!” Kool and The Gang
From the 1975 album "Spirit of the Boogie."
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, “Summertime”
From the album “Home Base.”
“Hotel California” The Eagles
Title track of the band's 1976 album.
“Nuthin But a G Thang” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggie Dog
From the 1993 album “Chronic.”
“One More Chance” by Notorious BIG
His 1993 single.
“I Gotta Feelin” by Black Eyed Peas
From the band's latest album, "The End."