Top 100 Songs of Summer #14 “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland

Summertime fashion has been ignored far too long on the Top 100 Songs of Summer Countdown. Consider that remedied.

Hamptons Top Song of Summer #14

“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland

As hard as it may be to conceive today, there was a time when the bikini was too risqué to wear to the beach. August 1960 was such a time, but then Brian Hyland and this bit of bubblegum pop hit the airwaves. Suddenly, the song was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the skimpy two-piece was on its way to becoming the hottest fashion statement the beach has ever seen. While the young lady in the lyrics remains, more than a half-century later, too shy to show off her famously speckled suit, a look around any beach in the Hamptons should prove that time has passed.

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