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Monday, May 31, 2021

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Don Henley- 'The Boys Of Summer'

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I remember back in 1984 when Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer" was first released I was kind of mesmerized by the video. It might have been the first time in my life that I realized that I loved black and white videos and let's face it, when you fast forward 3+ decades the footage still holds up. It's timeless. When I was 13 I couldn't imagine the concept of being middle age and reflecting back on my younger years as this video depicts. Thirty sounded old and forty was as good as dead because it seemed so far off. Ironically, reflecting back is exactly what Daily Boom now does seven days a week so I guess there really was something to that notion when this video was first made.

"The Boys Of Summer" seems like an important part of just about everyone's summer musical diet so here ya go, enjoy it!