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So you are back to see us finish the list, eh? You should be, it only get's better from here. If you are just joining us, see yesterday's post for 2000 - 2006's top songs of summer.
Party Like a Rockstar - Shop Boyz
Umbrella - Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie was also there, but we cannot put any songs by Fergie on the top of the list by principle. I mean, she peed on herself on stage, and we are keeping it classy here. Obviously.
Forever - Chris Brown
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
"Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield was also out that year, but was only acceptable in the format of a musical greeting card, as illustrated by the movie "Easy A."
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Taylor Swift was big too, but we think she's so two-thousand-and-late. The Black Eyed Peas owned this year, so we will give them due credit.
California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna
Apparently, no one can produce a hit record without the help of a buddy anymore. We're ok with that, because it produced some winners just the same.
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and Goon Squad
Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Mayer
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Even though LMFAO is a joke, they came in, conquered, and got the hell out just as they planned. This is still one of my favorite running songs. Adele also proved this year that big hair is better.
At this point, you are probably wondering about the lack of Lady Gaga. This is not to discount Gaga's awesomeness, but her many hits were often at their popularity peak during non-summer months. She is amazing, and I don't want her to be left off the list ("Edge of Glory" was also popular this summer).
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra
We Are Young - fun. feat. Janelle Monae
"Call Me Maybe" was the obvious winner, and whether you want to admit it or not, you bopped to the beat. If angry break-up music is your game, Gotye has you covered.
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Solid contributors this year, and you can be the judge of which one wins your vote as the best song of summer. I dance unknowingly in public to both of them. Obviously the real winner here is Pharrell Williams - he is on BOTH songs! Well played, Pharrell, well played. You've come a long way since writing verses for "Rump Shaker." Stephen Colbert has been weighing in this summer as well:
We hope you enjoyed the walk down memory lane, and are updating your playlists accordingly. Special thanks to the hubs, J-Ra, as my research partner in crime and debater extraordinaire.