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The Greatest Summer Rock Song

Planet Rock listeners have spoken - the ultimate soundtrack for those summer days would be nothing without Don Henley's 1984 ode to the past.

The song picked up 15% of the votes in what was generally a very varied poll, beating Bryan Adams' Summer Of 69 to the top spot.

Here's the top 40:

1. The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
2. Summer of `69 - Bryan Adams
3. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
5. School's Out - Alice Cooper
6. More Than A Feeling - Boston
7. Hotel California - Eagles
8. Paradise City - Guns 'N' Roses
9. Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
10. All Right Now - Free
11. Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
12. July Morning - Uriah Heep
13. Summertime Girls - Y & T
14. Summer Song - Joe Satriani
15. All Summer Long - Kid Rock
16. Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful
17. Summertime Blues - The Who
18. Freebird - Lynyrd Skynryd
19. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N' Roses
20. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
21. Garden Party - Marillion
22. Panama - Van Halen
23. Jump - Van Halen
24. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
25. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
26. Take It Easy - The Eagles
27. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
28. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
29. Summer Nights - Van Halen
30. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
31. Smooth - Santana
32. Blonde, Bad And Beautiful - Airbourne
33. Blowin' Free - Wishbone Ash
34. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
35. Going to California - Led Zeppellin
36. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
37. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
38. Beautiful Day - U2
39. 99 In The Shade - Bon Jovi
40. Dancin' in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy

 

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