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"Summertime"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album The Block
Released United StatesCanada May 13, 2008
Australia August 4, 2008
United Kingdom September 1, 2008
Format CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, R&B, Rocksteady
Length 3:25
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Nasri Atweh, Donnie Wahlberg
Producer Hakim Abdulsamad, RedOne, & Adam Messinger
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Never Let You Go"
(1994)
"Summertime"
(2008)
"Single"
(2008)

"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.[1]

On May 5, 2008 "Summertime" was posted on the group's MySpace page.[2]

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

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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 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.

Official versions

  • Summertime [Radio Version] 3:12
  • Summertime [Album Version] 3:21
  • Summertime [Red One Remix] 3:30

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 Australian ARIA Singles Chart the song peaked at number 90, after a physical release.[3]

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Chart

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Singles Chart[3] 90
Australia ARIA Physical Singles Chart[4] 23
Canadian Hot 100 9
European Hot 100[5] 99
German Singles Chart [6] 55
UK Singles Chart 34
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[7] 24

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