Don Henley
The Boys of Summer





Release Year: 1984

Rankings:
All-Time
#591 / 1980s #87 / 1984 #9


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 67
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 49
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 118
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 101
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 201
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of 1984 (2014) 7
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 416
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 423
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 59
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 301-400
Swellsville, Chuck Eddy (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 80s (1990) 57
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Classic Rock Songs (2013) 68
WZLX (USA) - 1,007 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 484
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 44
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 98
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 45
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 37
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 9
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 463
Spex (Germany) - The Best Singles of the Century (1999) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 31
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
End of Year Lists
Grammy Awards (USA) - Record of the Year Nominee
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 6
Melody Maker (UK) - Singles of the Year 10
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 17