One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” by Bruce Springsteen!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


Today’s song has a nice summer feeling!

And it should. It has “summer” right in its title!

Taking a wistful look at some of the accoutrements of the season, Bruce Springteen‘s “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” from his “Magic” album, has a warm and subdued sound.

He likes to refer to it as his “crooner” song, because he gets to sing like Sinatra.

Yeah. It’s not.

It only sounds like a “crooner” song because he holds some of the notes a beat or two longer than he normally does.

That and having his vocal multi-tracked several times gives the impression that he’s really belting it out.

Nonetheless, Bruce does a fine job delivering the goods on a melody that makes it easy to sing along to!

It sounds unlike most of the songs in his catalog!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” by Bruce Springsteen!!!


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