Every summer has a song. Recent summers heard these on the radio all the freaking time: Party Rock Anthem (2011), Call Me Maybe (2012) and for better or worse; Blurred Lines (2013). But where, oh where is this summer’s song? Happy by Pharrell was release pre-summer season, to get us out of that unhappy winter funk. Fancy by Iggy Azalea? Eh, maybe. It has been overplayed enough (if you didn’t know how to spell her name it’s I-G-G-Y or I-D-G-F, but that’s a personal preference) and everyone knows what’s coming when that first electronic beat drops.
However, it doesn’t feel epic. No one is feeling that euphoric “yeah I can totally dance/sing/hang outside the car window like a dog” when “Fancy” or “Rude” by MAGIC! plays. Where is the song of summer? Will the beat ever drop?
In honor of summers past, here is a full compilation the past five years songs of summer.
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke
“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
“Give Me Everything” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
“California Gurls” – Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
“I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas