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"Summer Breeze" is a 1972 soft rock, top-10-charting single by Seals and Crofts that has been covered by The Isley Brothers, the Three Tenors and several other artists.

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Seals & Crofts version

Released from the Summer Breeze album, Seals & Crofts' original version reached number six on the U.S. pop singles chart. Bruce Eder of Allmusic referred to it as "one of those relentlessly appealing 1970s harmony-rock anthems," "appropriately ubiquitous on the radio and in the memory".[1] One of the distinctive backing instruments on Summer Breeze is a child's toy piano. The single reached #6 pop, #4 easy listening on the Billboard magazine charts.

Seals & Crofts performed the song live on a 1972 Bobby Darin show.

The song was used in the 1993 cult film Dazed and Confused, and appeared on the second soundtrack to the film, 1994's Even More Dazed and Confused. It was also used in the 2007 film King of California, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Michael Douglas.

The track was remixed by Philip Steir and Ramin Sakurai in 2004 as part of What Is Hip? Remix Project Volume One, an album featuring remixes of Warner Bros. Records 1970s hits [1]. This updated version, titled "Summer Breeze (Tsuper Tsunami Mix)", was also featured in two 2004 commercials by clothing retailer Gap starring models Bridget Hall and Jessica Miller respectively.

The track was also used in the 2007 animated TV special Shrek the Halls and the 2009 movie, Land of the Lost starring Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel.

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Isley Brothers version

The song was covered in a harder rock/soulful style by The Isley Brothers as a single in 1974. Issued also on their 1973 album, 3 + 3, it reached number sixty on the pop singles chart, number ten on the R&B singles chart, and number sixteen on the UK singles chart. The Isleys' version is notable not only for the harmonies of the three vocal Isleys O'Kelly, Rudolph and lead singer Ronald but also for the guitar solo by younger brother Ernie.

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Type O Negative version

Gothic-metal band Type O Negative recorded a slower, Doom Metal version of the song for their album Bloody Kisses, and this version was featured during the opening credits of the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.

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