Any number of Motown songs could show up on HERC's 100 Songs Of Summer list but for today's entry, he's featuring a cover of the classic Motown song "Heat Wave", originally recorded by Martha and the Vandellas in 1963. Linda Ronstadt's sizzling 1975 cover has long been a staple of HERC's Summer mixtapes and playlists. The song never fails to induce an instant Summer whenever its played here at The Hideaway.
Today's bonus song is another Motown cover - coincidentally (or not), it was also originally recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. Eighteen years after the girls celebrated their biggest hit with "Dancing In The Street", hard rockers Van Halen put their own guitar-centric, swirling synth disco-fied spin on it.