Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer (song)

"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" is a popular song composed by Hans Carste. It was originally written as "Du spielst 'ne tolle Rolle", with German lyrics by Hans Bradtke (de), and was first recorded under that title in 1962 by Willy Hagara.[1]

"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer"
Single by Nat King Cole
from the album Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
B-side"In The Cool Of The Day"
ReleasedMay 1963
StudioCapitol (Hollywood)
GenreEasy listening
Producer(s)Lee Gillette

In 1963, it was recorded by Nat King Cole, with English lyrics written by Charles Tobias on a theme of nostalgia. Cole's version, arranged by Ralph Carmichael and produced by Lee Gillette, reached number 6 on the US Hot 100.[2] On the US Middle-Road Singles chart, "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" reached number 3.[3] It was the opening track of Cole's 1963 album of the same name.


Original copyrightsEdit

  1. Vol.  17; Part 5,   No. 2, July–December 1963 (1964). "Du spielst 'ne tolle Rolle". © Edition Primus Rolf Budde KG; 13 Feb 1962; EP28432. p. 1314.
  2. Vol.  17; Part 5,   No. 1, January–June    1963 (1964). "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer". © on English lyrics & new version; Comet Music Corp.; 6 May 1963; EP175569. p. 598.


  1. ^ "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer", Retrieved 15 February 2019
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 68. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 59.