To me, Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonfuls is one of the most evocative summer songs ever. And it would be, since I am a NYC girl, and this song encapsulates that experience.
"Hot town, summer in the city,
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.
Been down, isn't it a pity?
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city.
All around, people looking half dead,
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head."
What's for dinner in your hot city?