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As June arrives in the UK, the annual "holiday hits" start to emerge. These are songs with summer words such as "holiday" or "summer" in the lyrics and are usually performed to visuals that leave very little to the imagination, however when I hear a "holiday hit", I think to myself "Is that possible?". Allow me to show you a few examples over the years
Long Hot Summer (2005) by Girls Aloud
Lyric: It's been a long hot summer and it's ninety five degrees in the shade
When this song was released in 2005, the summer of 2003 was fresh in people's minds when the British record for the highest daytime temperature was topped by at least two degrees as Gravesham in Kent reached 100°F for the first time in recorded British history, however the average temperature that summer was recorded as 78°F, therefore the likelihood of a British summer averaging 95°F for the whole length of summer is prehaps a little fanciful
Summer Rain (1990) by Belinda Carlisle
Lyric: I remember the rain on his skin and his kisses hotter than the Santa Ana winds.
Now, I cannot claim to be an expert on this as I do not come from California but if I remember an explaination from the Fox News channel, the Santa Ana winds are winds that blow from the desert southwest of the United States and are one of the main reasons for forest fires in California (due to their dryness and warmth), so therefore it is indeed quite plausible that a loved one's kisses could be hotter than those winds.
If members know of any other songs that could be listed in this post then please do mention them and I will try and generate a YouTube playlist that could be hosted on the front page