In the Summertime (Thirsty Merc song)

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"In the Summertime"
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Single by Thirsty Merc
from the album Thirsty Merc
Released11 April 2005 (2005-04-11) [1]
Genre Rock
Label Warner Music Australia
Songwriter(s) Rai Thistlethwayte
Producer(s) Lindsay Gravina
Thirsty Merc singles chronology
"Someday, Someday"
"In the Summertime"
"When the Weather Is Fine"

"In the Summertime" is a song by Australian rock group Thirsty Merc, released on 11 April 2005 as the third single from the band's self-titled debut album (2004). The track is a tribute to the Australian summer and is a reflection of the laidback Aussie lifestyle. The song reached number 43 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and is used as the theme song for the Australian television program Bondi Rescue . It was the band's first song to chart in New Zealand, where it peaked at number 12. The song's music video was nominated for an ARIA Award in 2005.


Track listing

Australian CD single [2]

  1. "In the Summertime"
  2. "Magic Kinetic"
  3. "My Completeness" (live)
  4. "Someday, Someday" (live)


Chart (2005)Peak
Australia (ARIA) [3] 43
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [4] 12

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