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Who Wants Some (Songs About) Ice Cream?

A woman sells ice cream from an Mr. Softee van.
A woman sells ice cream from an Mr. Softee van.

Is there anything that says "summer" better than ice cream? Well, beer maybe. And hot dogs. And baseball and barbecue and beach parties. Okay, lots of things say "summer," but we're getting sidetracked. July is National Ice Cream Month so that's what we're interested in here: Ice cream ... and music.

It turns out there are easily more than a thousand songs, albums and bands all about ice cream. Do you have a favorite song about or related to this delicious treat? Tell us about it (and maybe share a particularly sweet memory about ice cream itself) in the form below and we may feature your song or story on an upcoming episode of All Songs Considered.

In the meantime, here's Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers' "Ice Cream Man," from the 1977 album Rock 'N' Roll With The Modern Lovers.

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