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Canadian singer Bryan Adams has very awkward chat about his 'Summer of 69' hit on New Zealand TV



'It's a metaphor for THAT?!' Canadian singer Bryan Adams squirms when it's implied his hit song 'Summer of 69' is about oral sex during VERY awkward interview on New Zealand talk show

By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 20:20 EDT, 13 March 2019 | Updated: 22:48 EDT, 13 March 2019

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Bryan Adams became a global superstar when he released his 1984 album Reckless, which included the hit tracks, 'Run to You' and 'Summer of '69'.

And on Tuesday, the Canadian singer encountered an awkward exchange on New Zealand TV when quizzed about the origins of the latter hit anthem. 

Appearing on Seven Sharp, the musician, 59, looked visibly uncomfortable as host Jeremy Wells asked: 'Great lyrics, great song, but I was just having a look and you were nine?'

'It's a metaphor for THAT?!' Canadian singer Bryan Adams (above) was awkwardly quizzed about his 'Summer of 69' hit on New Zealand's talk show Seven Spark on Tuesday
'It's a metaphor for THAT?!' Canadian singer Bryan Adams (above) was awkwardly quizzed about his 'Summer of 69' hit on New Zealand's talk show Seven Spark on Tuesday

'It's a metaphor for THAT?!' Canadian singer Bryan Adams (above) was awkwardly quizzed about his 'Summer of 69' hit on New Zealand's talk show Seven Spark on Tuesday

Placing his glass of water down on the table, Adam confessed: 'It's not about the year... It's a metaphor. I never said 1969.' 

Shocked by the songwriter's admission, Jeremy came to a realisation: 'Oh, it's a metaphor for THAT?' 

Jeremy's co-host Hilary Barry instinctively placed her hand over her mouth as she took in a sharp breath on camera.

'It's not about the year... It's a metaphor. I never said 1969': Seven Spark hosts Jeremy Wells (right) and Hilary Barry (left) were shocked by the singer's confession
'It's not about the year... It's a metaphor. I never said 1969': Seven Spark hosts Jeremy Wells (right) and Hilary Barry (left) were shocked by the singer's confession

'It's not about the year... It's a metaphor. I never said 1969': Seven Spark hosts Jeremy Wells (right) and Hilary Barry (left) were shocked by the singer's confession

'Summer of love. Exactly!' Adam was seen cheekily grinning as he answered the awkward questions surrounding the songs use of the number '69' in the song's title and lyrics
'Summer of love. Exactly!' Adam was seen cheekily grinning as he answered the awkward questions surrounding the songs use of the number '69' in the song's title and lyrics

'Summer of love. Exactly!' Adam was seen cheekily grinning as he answered the awkward questions surrounding the songs use of the number '69' in the song's title and lyrics

Cheekily grinning, Adam said after a short silence: 'It's a metaphor for a great summer.'

Jeremy interjected 'Of love?', to which Adam agreed: 'Summer of love. Exactly! Thank you very much.'

The awkward chat also saw the co-hosts shut down by the singer multiple times when asked about false rumours about his career and musical inspiration.

Still going strong!  Bryan rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album, Cuts Like a Knife, and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless
Still going strong!  Bryan rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album, Cuts Like a Knife, and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless

Still going strong!  Bryan rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album, Cuts Like a Knife, and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless

Bryan rose to fame in Canada and the United States with his 1983 album, Cuts Like a Knife, and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless.

Bryan shares two children with his British actress partner Alicia Grimaldi: daughters Mirabella Bunny, seven, and Lula Rosylea, six.

After finishing his New Zealand leg of his Shine a Light tour this week, Bryan will head to Australia for five concerts between March 21 and 27.

On tour: After finishing his New Zealand leg of his Shine a Light tour this week, Bryan will head to Australia for five concerts between March 21 and 27
On tour: After finishing his New Zealand leg of his Shine a Light tour this week, Bryan will head to Australia for five concerts between March 21 and 27

On tour: After finishing his New Zealand leg of his Shine a Light tour this week, Bryan will head to Australia for five concerts between March 21 and 27

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