Being called the "Song of the Summer" is a good distinction to the extent that it means your song has been played so much that 75% of the world population now hates it and hates anyone who is still listening to it. But, that's good for the artist because the more the song plays, the more money they make (musicians can still make money! Crazy, I know).
We're giving you five songs that are strong contenders for "Song of the Summer" based on song plays and popularity. Check them out and let us know which one should win. And if you have another suggestion, great! Link to it in the comments and let everyone know.
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
First, sorry this isn't the uncensored version. You can find that elsewhere. But, video isn't part of this competition anyway. It's a very catchy song about a lady who likes things crazy. It also poses tough questions like, "What rhymes with hug me?" And I think what he thinks rhymes with it actually doesn't.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Released three months ago, Daft Punk's disco jam had everyone with a pulse dancing or rolling their eyes or saying it's the best song ever or calling it overrated or acting like my boss and yelling at me about playing it loudly while people are trying to work. You can't just kinda like it. You either love it or hate it.
Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
Miley is in that cliched stage of her life where she's gotta start flashing nipples and cooters for people to know she's no longer a Disney star. Oh, here she is singing about not stopping and dropping "molly" and doing lines in bathrooms. Hannah Montana? More like Hannah New Jersey, am I right? Also, she said to remember only God can judge her. We reached out to God for comment and he said, "Sorry, dudes. She's super annoying, I know."
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars is good about creating catch hooks and this new one is probably his best yet. He's really channeling Michael Jackson here, which is great musically, but not great when it comes to diddling boys. Let's home he doesn't channel that.
Lisa Gail - Limited Edition
Remember last year's "3 Second Rule?" Of course you do because you know good music. And she's back with a, uh, song. This is a little sassier than her last few songs. And... I don't know what else to really say. I can't stop listening. Oh, hey. Is that traffic? I bet I can run into that now...
Which one wins? And let us know if you have a different song in the comments!
- Mark (twitter)