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Summertime (New Kids on the Block song)

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Released  May 13, 2008
Recorded  2008
Length  3:25
Format  CD single
Genre  Pop, urban pop
Label  Interscope

"Summertime" is a 2008 single and the first from the New Kids on the Block album titled The Block. The single was released on May 13, 2008 and was the first new single released by the group since 1994.

Contents

On May 5, 2008 "Summertime" was posted on the group's MySpace page. The lead vocals were sung by Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, and Joey McIntyre.

The song's introduction has Joey McIntyre shouting out "Jones Beach! 1988!", referring to their rising popularity in that year.

Music video

The music video to the song premiered on VH1 on Sunday, June 8, 2008. The video was directed by Thomas Kloss and Donnie Wahlberg. The video begins with Donnie exiting a hangar and texts the band members with the message that said, "It's on." Then he boards a helicopter that's waiting for him. The other band members are each shown receiving the message while they are doing various activities like swimming or running and they head off to the beach. They are then shown singing on the beach and at a party.

Track listing

Promo CD

  1. Summertime [LP Version]

Limited Promo CD

  1. Summertime [Album Version]
  2. Summertime [RedOne Remix]
  3. Summertime [Instrumental]
  4. Summertime [Video]

UK Part 1

  1. Summertime [Album Version]
  2. Summertime [RedOne Remix]

UK Part 2

  1. Summertime [Album Version]
  2. Summertime [RedOne Remix]
  3. Summertime [Video]

Chart performance

The song peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first Top 40 hit since 1992's "If You Go Away". It has also peaked at #24 on the Pop 100.

On the Canadian Hot 100 it made a "Hot Shot Debut" at #17 rose to the top ten, peaking at #9.

In Australia, the single peaked at number 90 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and number 23 on the ARIA physical sales chart.

References

Summertime (New Kids on the Block song) Wikipedia


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