100 Songs of Summer: #97 “Jaws” Theme

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, another song to celebrate the season of sun, sand and surf.

Hamptons Song of Summer #97

Jaws Theme by John Williams  

One could argue that in a film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Hollywood’s most famous fish, the biggest star of all is the chilling two notes from composer John Williams. It won an Academy Award and came in at number six on the list of greatest scores from the American Film Institute, but what makes the performance by tuba player Tommy Johnson a defining song of summer is the simple fact that every single one of us has replayed it in our heads every single time we’ve gone in the ocean here in the Hamptons (or anywhere else, for that matter).

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