The song went through a number of changes because neither Adams nor Vallance was convinced it was a strong enough song to be featured on the album. In their first draft, the lyric "summer of '69" appeared only once. At that time the two were planning to title it "Best Days of My Life" instead. While the lyric "Best days of my life" appeared seven times in the first draft, on the final draft it had been replaced by "summer of '69" and appeared only two times throughout the song. Adams mentioned once in an interview that "Jimmy" was one of his early drummers. On the song's very first demo, it started with a string riff, just like the breakdown section in the middle of the song, but they replaced it with a chunky 6-string intro on the second demo.
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The song was written by Adams and Jim Vallance , a long-time writing partner of Adams. The single had a strong effect on music charts internationally, with its highest peak being number four in the Netherlands, and its least successful charting country being Germany. The track was promoted with a music video, which was filmed by Steve Barron.