Don Henley – “The Boys of Summer” – (1984)

I love the opening to this song. There’s just something about it that really draws me in. I can picture everything he’s talking about – people on the beach, etc. This is another Don Henley song about the end of youth and entering middle age (see also: “The End of the Innocence”). This song has been covered to near-death, the most famous probably being The Ataris’ version in 2003. The original is perfectly fine with me, thanks.