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What's your sound of 'The Summer'?

06/24/2013 09:24 EDT | Updated 08/24/2013 05:12 EDT
Summer has begun and CBC Radio's On the Coast wants to know what song defined a summer for you.

It could be the hit from decades ago that spilled out of every open car window, the song that became the house-party anthem, or maybe it was a song you rediscovered when you dug up an old cassette.

There's only one requirement for submitting your Sound of The Summer: It has to transport you back to a particular summer, with all the sights, smells and emotions that went with it.

For Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio's On the Coast, his song is David Bowie's Modern Love.

Quinn says: "For me the summer was 1983 — the summer I arrived in Vancouver. I had to do the usual things, find a job, a place to live, and make new friends. 1983 — it turned out —was a pretty good summer for music in Vancouver. U2 had just played the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, touring their new album WAR. Later on, in August, The Police played the Pacific Coliseum after putting out a little record called Synchronicity and David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour finally made it to town in early September. Bowie's Let's Dance album was the inescapable soundtrack of that summer and Modern Love was the house party anthem."

Submit your Sound of the Summer

If you want to submit your pick to On The Coast all you have to do is name the song and tell them about where you were, what you were up to and what the song meant for you at the time. Just email your request to onthecoast@cbc.ca

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