100 Songs of Summer #60 “Saturday in the Park” by Chicago

As July 4th Weekend continues in the Hamptons, so does our Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown, with a timeless tune about the simple joys of a summertime Saturday.

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #60

“Saturday in the Park” by Chicago

The single off Chicago V went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went gold in 1972, and remains a golden anthem of the season, whether it’s getting crowds on their feet at Major League Baseball parks around the country or just getting a bar crowd singing along late on a summer night.

The story goes that the sights and sounds of July 4 in Central Park inspired Robert Lamm to write this song, so to honor that creative moment, go out there, pick a park—Agawam Park, Mitchell Park, Hither Hills, the list is endless—and sing along:

Another day in the park
You’d think it was the Fourth of July
Another day in the park
You’d think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, really smiling
A man playing guitar
Singing for us all
Will you help him change the world
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I’ve been waiting such a long time
For today

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