Kid Rock, ‘All Summer Long’ vs. Joe Satriani, ‘Summer Song': Greatest Summer Song Battle
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" may kinda rhyme with Joe Satriani's "Summer Song," but that's where the similarities end, as the two tracks face each other in the first round of our Greatest Summer Song battle – and your votes determine the winner.
We’ve selected 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs, and paired them off in 16 first-round duels. Over the next five weeks the field will be repeatedly cut in half by your votes, until we arrive at the greatest summer song of all time.
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" was built off samples of Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama." The best-known song off Rock's 2008 album, Rock n Roll Jesus, "All Summer Long" was a Top 25 hit in the U.S. and chart-topping smash in the U.K.
"Summer Song" remains one of Joe Satriani's best-known songs, as well as a concert staple. It's an upbeat original instrumental, one that reached No. 5 on the mainstream rock chart while taking 1992's The Extremist to Satriani's highest-ever chart position, No. 22. It was also featured in a commercial for the Walkman, as well as in video games over the years.
But which is best? You can vote once per hour in each of the 16 first-round Greatest Summer Song battles until voting closes on July 27 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for the Greatest Summer Song of all time will be revealed on Aug. 25, 2015.
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