"Summer of '69" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams' fourth studio album Reckless (1984). It was the fourth single released from the album Reckless. It is one of Adams' most recognizable and popular songs. The song peaked at 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 40 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song has appeared on all of Adams' compilation albums.