100 Songs of Summer #63 “Wipe Out” by Surfaris

Our Top 100 Songs of Summer countdown is nearly halfway through, which can only mean that summer is flying by as well. Perhaps you decided to learn how to surf this summer, and if you are still struggling with it, you’ve undoubtedly heard this brilliant piece of American music.

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #63

“Wipe Out” by Surfaris

Everybody has heard this song, and everybody has attempted at least once to try and tap this iconic beat on a table top. Many have tried, many have failed, not all that different from surfing if you think about it.

Way back in 1962, Southern California high school students Jim Fuller, Pat Connolly and Bob Berryhill practiced for 4 hours and then later went to a summer high school dance. It was at that dance that they met a drummer, Ron Wilson, who joined them and formed a band. By the following winter, “Wipe Out” was recorded and then reached #2 nationally. It then went on to be known around the world.

 

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