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Anytime is always a great time for a throwback, just like what our featured song is all about! Welcome to the Top 15 The Boys of Summer cover songs list. We have just picked our best The Boys of Summer video covers. This song was written by Don Henley and Mike Campbell. It was released in 1984 and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US number one on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart, and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. Henley also won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the song in 1986.

The Boys of Summer Video

Boys of Summer | Don Henley

The original The Boys of Summer video is shot in black-and-white and influenced by French New Wave. It shows the video’s main character in his three stages of life- as a young boy, a young adult, and in his middle age, reminiscing about past relationships in every stage. Henley said in his interview and performance for the Howard Stern Show in 2015 that the song was about looking back.

The video won Video of the Year at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards. This also won for Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography.

The Boys of Summer Lyrics

Boys of Summer Cover

Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer’s out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I’m driving by your house
Though I know you’re not home

But I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your
Sunglasses on baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer, have gone

The Boys of Summer Lyrics

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don’t understand
What happened to our love
But babe I’m gonna get you back
I’m gonna show you what I’m made of

I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
I see you walking real slow
Smiling at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer, have gone

The Boys of Summer Lyrics

Boys of Summer Cover

Out on the road today
I saw a deadhead sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said:
“Don’t look back, you can never look back”
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but,

I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got the top pulled down
Radio on baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

The Boys of Summer Lyrics

I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your hair slicked back and those
Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer, have gone

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Henley Donald Hugh / Campbell Michael W
The Boys of Summer lyrics © Woody Creek Music, Wild Gator Music

The Boys of Summer Cover Songs

The Ataris

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Watch this Ataris Boys of Summer cover video. An awesome major throwback song that still rocks up to this day. Some say this cover sounds even better than the original. Therefore, stick around and watch this video so you can listen to this incredible cover and also see for yourself!

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Night Ranger

Watch this acoustic cover of the song Boys of Summer by Night Ranger. They are an American band that became popular in the 1980s. Earning widespread acclaim that includes multi-platinum and gold album status, they leave their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums. “The band is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success” (www.nightranger.com). Watch this classic band perform a great cover of a classic song!

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Stereo Kicks

Watch this awesome performance of Stereo Kicks singing “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley. Imagine these young talented men singing a song from the ’80s yet rockin’ it like their own. It’s a performance you would watch through the end and these guys shine as a group. Their undeniable talents combined with good looks will make you want to watch them more!

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The Boys of Summer Cover Songs

Thomas Løseth

Watch this ‘Boys of Summer’ cover by Thomas Løseth for The Voice of Norway Blind Auditions in 2017. His voice just makes you want to fall in love with the song over and over. It isn’t hard to spot passion and sincerity in his voice. He has awesome vocal control and power which makes his performance one of the best. Click now and see for yourself!

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Zayde Wolf

Watch this cool The Boys of Summer video by Zade Wolf. He has a distinct voice and unique style that makes this video another cover you surely don’t want to miss. Just an interesting fact, Zayde Wolfe is Dustin Burnette. He is a songwriter and producer and it’s hard not to run into his music. He has licensed music from film trailers, TV shows, pro sporting events, and video games, to major domestic and international advertisements on the internet with FoxNBCABCESPNMTVCBS, and TLC networks. Click now and watch this relaxing and entertaining cover song video!

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Caro Trischler

Watch this beautiful Boys of summer cover by Caro Trischler. A girl making a cover song from a male artist may seem a bit challenging for some. However, Caro Trischler sang this song so smoothly and so perfectly like its her own. She demonstrated a lot of confidence combined with her undeniable talents that were simply admirable! What are you waiting for? Click now and enjoy another great cover!

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The Boys of Summer Cover Songs

Adam Hambrick

Click and watch this soothing cover of the song “Boys of Summer”. Adam Hambrick’s voice is just so relaxing to listen to. It’s so good how the second voice blended with his perfectly and made it seemed effortless. Furthermore, this guy has this “boy next door” appeal that makes you want to stay tune and just listen all the way. Don’t miss this great cover!

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Jason Hicks

This is a great cover, slow, and emphasizes it is a song of love. He sang this song from the heart and added his own unique style that made the song sound even better. This video was a performance for Star 104.5 and Fairplay Entertainment’s ‘Coast Uncovered – Live and Unplugged’ CD where Jason was one of the featured Central Coast artists. Click now and see what this cover is about!

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Arizona

Watch now and enjoy this incredible “Boys of summer” remake. The raspiness in the vocalist’s voice intensifies the rock spirit of the song and it really sounds good on this song. He has a powerful voice and superb performance. Another commendable cover that anyone can truly enjoy watching!

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The Boys of Summer Cover Songs

No Brothers

Click now and watch this electrifying cover. The vocalist’s voice is just flawless and soothing. She totally rocked this song like no other. What are you waiting for? Listen to this now and be amazed by this wonderful cover!

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Faico

This duo from the Netherlands has done an awesome job on this cover. Clearly, these boys love performing and their passion shows in this video. Both talented brothers, they formed the band Faico in 2016 which is now consisting of 5 members. After this performance, we’d love to hear more of their music. Click on their social links to know more about them and their music now!

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DJ Sammy

An awesome upbeat version of this Don Henley song. Amidst the number of acoustic covers of this song, he has made his version of The Boys of Summer video unique from the rest. We would never have thought this was originally a rock song. This is precisely what flipping the song and doing something different means. For a cover, DJ Sammy is owning the song, and this is actually really cool!

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The Boys of Summer Cover Songs

Damien Edwards

An emotional Boys of Summer video. Damien Edwards sings a mellow version of this Don Henley song. He has a powerful voice that mirrors passion. This awesome artist has released two EPs. He is an English singer, actor, and performer. It’s been quite a while since he released a song and we will certainly be on the lookout for his music.

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Cathy Richardson

A showcase of vocal power, Grammy nominee Cathy Richardson nails it in this version of the song. Loving her rich falsetto voice being highlighted in this song! This is an awesome rockstar performance from the “rock goddess” ( from her twitter, and she definitely is)! She has been in the industry since 1990 until the present (2020). Also, she is the lead singer for the Jefferson Starship and her own Cathy Richardson Band.

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Brad Faulkner

Watch Brad Faulkner’s cool video of his Boys of Summer version. This could be one of his favorites. It is clear with the way he sings. There is a genuine feeling about him while he sings the song. There is nothing else we can find about this artist. But for sure, he should be sharing this great musical talent he has with the world!

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Thanks for joining us on this journey through the best ‘Boys of Summer’ cover songs. We hope you enjoyed these amazing versions and would love to hear what you think. Which one is your favorite? Did we miss a good cover of this classic song by Don Henley? Let us know in the comments below.

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