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American pop group The Beach Boys in 1964. From left to right, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983) and Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998). (Fox Photos/Getty Images)
American pop group The Beach Boys in 1964. From left to right, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983) and Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998). (Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Why are songs like The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" still summer hits, decades after they came out?

"Summer is supposed to be a simple time," said Mike Haile of WHMS in Champaign, Illinois. "Simple innocent songs, have stood the test of time easily."

Haile, a childhood favorite DJ of host Jeremy Hobson's, shares his favorite summer classics.

Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions.

Hear previous installments of Here & Now's DJ Sessions.

Music From The Segment

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, "Summer Nights"

Mungo Jerry, "In The Summertime"

Chad & Jeremy, "A Summer Song"

The Drifters, "Under the Boardwalk"

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, "Dancing in the Street"

Eddie Cochran, "Summertime Blues"

The Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations"

Guest

Mike Haile, general manager of WHMS in Champaign, Illinois.

This segment aired on August 10, 2016.

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