Album: Greatest Hits
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Maybe the reason that Sly & The Family Stone didn’t release “Somebody’s Watching You” as a single after “Stand!” didn’t crack the top 20 was that they’d already started working on their next album, and “Hot Fun in The Summertime” was the first taste of that record. But of course, that record never materialized, and “Hot Fun in the Summertime” (and the next two songs I’m writing about) all ended up on 1970’s Greatest Hits record.
A languid shuffle driven by Sly’s piano, “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was released just in time to be riding high in the charts when they played Woodstock in mid-August, though it wasn’t one of the songs they played at Woodstock, because of reasons, I guess? I mean, why