” Summer ” is by Calvin Harris ( Adam Richard Wiles ), the Scottish DJ, singer and songwriter. The song was written and produced by Calvin who also is the main vocalist for the single.
The song was released by record labels Deconstruction, Fly Eye and Columbia on the 14th of March 2014 and taken as the second single from Calvin’s fourth Album, Motion.
” Summer ” sees Calvin return to singing on his track, previously he’d preferred to let others contend with the vocals and invited stars like Rihanna and Ellie Goulding to supply their vocal talent to his singles.
Many people didn’t realise it was Calvin singing; he told the British newspaper the Daily Star ” if I have a song that I think suits my voice, I’ll just do it myself. Most people don’t even know it’s me who sings “.
Before the release, Calvin teased his fans with fifteen-second clips of the song on Instagram for five days from the 11th of March until the song’s release on the 14th of March.
The video that accompanies ” Summer ” was directed by Emil Nava and starts with the camera zooming in on a drag race on the road in the desert.
A two-mile stretch of road was closed to the public for filming in Lancaster California which is situated in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California.
SCEDA, the Southern California Drag Racing Association, was invited to help make the video with six of SCEDA’s members appearing in the video.
The members included Jeff Interlicchia, Sam Robinson, Jim Barrett, Josh Davis, Chris Davis, and Joel Guzen/Eily Stafford.
Also appearing in the video was the English actor Jason Statham, who is better known for his roles in crime films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Revolver.
” Summer ” was a commercial success for Calvin, in the United States the song reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and stayed on the chart for a total of sixteen weeks.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the chart at Number One and held the top spot for one week, the song spent five weeks in the Top Ten and a total of thirty-eight weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 7
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 4, Australia Dance (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders) 4, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 3, Brazil (Hot 100 Airplay) 36, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Croatia (ARC 100) 2, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 20, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 15, Germany (Official German Charts) 3, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 3, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 19, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 5, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, South Africa (EMA) 5, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 7, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 3
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