- 25 Jul 22
As part of our 45th Birthday special – in which we celebrate the 45s that shaped our world – some familiar musical faces select their favourite single since the launch of Hot Press in 1977...
I first heard ‘The Boys Of Summer’ on a long car journey with my family when I was eight. It affected me as soon as the guitar riff kicked in. I felt nostalgic somehow for a life I had not lived.
I pictured the poor guy hanging out outside the holiday home of the girl he loved after the summer holidays when no one lived there. This song is beachy and sun-kissed. The production is of its time, which is very tailored and pristine, yet it still feels fresh today.
Revisit Gemma Hayes' Up Close and Personal interview with Hot Press here.
Read the full 'The Track That Changed My Life' feature in the special 45th Birthday issue of Hot Press – out now: