It’s generally good when a song rhymes, but in their 1999 summer hit “Summer Girls,” which may as well be called “I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch,” three-member boy band LFO took the concept a little too far. Many of the song’s lines seem to be randomly inserted just so the song will rhyme. The group sings, “You’re the best girl that I ever did see,” and follows it up with the line, “The great Larry Bird jersey 33.” But front man Rich Cronin told the Boston Globe in 2005 that the song’s random lines and references, including “Billy” Shakespeare, Paul Revere and Spic and Span are nothing more than inside jokes among friends. He wrote the song in his parents’ basement and never expected to hear it on the radio, but the song was leaked, climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard charts and became the unofficial anthem of the summer of 1999.
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