PERCY FAITH's easy listening anthem THE THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE has topped a new list of the most successful summer hits of all time.

The track spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard chart in 1960.

The editors of the music industry trade magazine compiled the list, based on the success of US chart hits with the word 'summer' in their title.

The top 10 features tunes by ACE OF BASE, MUNGO JERRY, Don Henley and the LOVIN' SPOONFUL.

The list is:

1. THE THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE - PERCY FAITH

2. SUMMER IN THE CITY - LOVIN' SPOONFUL

3. IN THE SUMMERTIME - SHAGGY

4. SUMMER GIRLS - LFO

5. HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME - SLY + The Family Stone

6. ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS - RICHARD MARX

7. SUMMERTIME - DJ JAZZY JEFF + THE FRESH PRINCE

8. IN THE SUMMERTIME - MUNGO JERRY

9. BOYS OF SUMMER - DON HENLEY

10. CRUEL SUMMER - ACE OF BASE.

29/07/2005 09:07