Kate Yanai - Summer Dreamin' (1991)

Kate Markowitz (born Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of film and television soundtrack composer Richard Markowitz and perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with singers such as Mylène Farmer, Don Henley, Billy Joel, k.d. lang, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, Cher, Yousoor N'Dour and many, many more.
Kate had a platinum-selling single in Germany in the 1990s. The single began as a Bacardi Rum jingle that she recorded for the European market. The jingle was so popular that she was asked to transform it into a song about summer love rather than rum. She co-wrote the lyrics and recorded it with Arnold McCuller and Valerie Carter on backing vocals under the pseudonym Kate Yanai. Called 'Summer Dreaming' (The Bacardi Song), it went to DE#1 within two weeks in Germany, where it stayed for seven weeks, selling well over half a million copies.

Kate Yanai - Summer Dreamin' (1991)
DE#1, AT#1, CH#2



Lyrics:

Come on over, have some fun
Dancing in the morning sun
Look into the bright blue sky
Come on let your spirit fly

Livin' it up this brand new day
Summer, sun, it's time to play
Doin' things it feels so good
Get into emotion

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me (or: with Bacardi)

Just another lucky day
No one makes me feel this way
Watch the waves and feel the sand
Kiss me now and take my hand

Hear all the laughter in the street
Smilin' in the summer heat
Cool touch of your hand in mine
Can be together

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me

Dreamin', it's never been so easy

All the people they turn as we walk on by
(As we walk on by)

No, lovin' you just feels so right
Lightin' up the darkest night
Boy turn up the radio
Don't ever let me go
(Turn it up)

All the tears I've cried before
They can't touch me anymore
Now that you are by my side
It's all I need to know

What I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy
When I'm dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're with me
Come on over have some fun
(Have some fun)

Dancin' in the morning sun
We can keep this dream alive if we try
Hear all the laughter in the street

If you're smilin'
All the people they turn as we walk on by
(See you smilin')
Just another lucky day
(Livin' it up)
No one makes me feel this way
(Livin' it up)

It's what I'm feelin'
It's never been so easy

Dreamin'
Summer dreamin' when you're
Feelin'
It's never been so easy

Dreamin'
(Livin' it up)

You can make it, baby

Feelin'

Dreamin'
(Livin' it up)

Come on over now

Feelin'

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