THE MIXTURES
In The Summertime
(Ray Dorset)
Australia 1970
#1 Sydney #1 Melbourne #1 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #1 Perth

Melbourne band formed 1965 that went through numerous changes of style and personnel until its demise in 1973.

Co-charted in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with the original version by Mungo Jerry. Co-charted in Brisbane with UK cover version by The Idle Race. Co-charted in Adelaide with Mungo Jerry and The Idle Race.

Single on Fable label.

After the success of In The Summertime, The Mixtures released an original song in a Mungo Jerry style, The Pushbike Song (often mistaken for a Mungo Jerry song) which again topped the Australian charts and was a hit in the UK as well.

Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and background.

THE IDLE RACE
In The Summertime
(Ray Dorset)
UK 1970
#1 Brisbane #1 Adelaide

Co-charted in Brisbane with Australian cover version by The Mixtures. Co-charted in Adelaide with The Mixtures and with the original by Mungo Jerry.

Birmingham band. Jeff Lynne, later of ELO fame, left the band to join The Move some months before this release.

See the Idle Race page at Brum Beat.

 
ELTON JOHN*
In The Summertime
(Ray Dorset)
UK 1970

*Not an official Elton John release, but a recording he made anonymously for a budget series of LPs featuring cover versions of current hits.

See also Yellow River.

This has been collected on Chartbusters Go Pop! 20 Legendary Covers from 1969/70 as Sung by Elton John.

MUNGO JERRY
In The Summertime
(Ray Dorset)
UK 1970
Original version
#1 UK #3 USA #1 Sydney #1 Melbourne #1 Perth #1 NZ

London band formed in 1969 by singer-guitarist Ray Dorset, who wrote this song.

Co-charted in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with Australian cover version by The Mixtures. Co-charted in Adelaide with The Mixtures and with a UK cover version by The Idle Race.


The Pushbike Song, The Mixtures' follow-up to their cover version of In The Summertime, is not a Mungo Jerry or Ray Dorset song, although Mungo Jerry did record a version some years later.

ROGER MILLER
You Don't Want My Love (aka In The Summertime)
(Roger Miller)
USA
Red herring
#8 Sydney #18 Melbourne #12 Brisbane #7 Adelaide

Similar title but not the same song as "In The Summertime" by The Mixtures.

Co-charted in Adelaide with cover version by Andy Williams.

At BMI the song is listed under both In The Summertime and You Don't Want My Love as alternative titles.

This is the one that goes: In the summertime/ When all the trees and leaves are green/ And the redbird sings/ I'll be blue/ 'Cause you don't want my love.

ANDY WILLIAMS
You Don't Want My Love (aka In The Summertime)
(Roger Miller)
USA 1961
Red herring
#7 Adelaide

Similar title but not the same song as "In The Summertime" by The Mixtures.

Co-charted in Adelaide with the original by Roger Miller.

Also recorded by Doug Kershaw.

Later versions:

SHAGGY FEAT. RAYVON
In The Summertime
(Ray Dorset)
USA 1995
Later version
#1 Sydney #15 Melbourne #5 Brisbane #9 Adelaide #4 NZ

Single on Virgin label.

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