Almost SoS: Cuts That Should Have Made “Song of the Summer”

Posted: June 20, 2010 by RA in Music
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With summer officially in full swing, every armchair pundit across the country has begun the yearly tradition of attempting to predict what track will be named “Song of the Summer” in three months. It’s a dubious honor, this — it means a song is infectious enough to be played on road trips, at beach parties, and wedding receptions all summer, perfectly capturing the feel of the season. On the other hand, it could mean the song is sufficiently devoid of substance to work for as varied a group of settings as the the road trip, beach party, and wedding reception. But enough of that…

I’m often told I’m a bit of a music/culture snob, but I’ll be the first to tell you that when faced with a perfectly constructed Pop song, I drop all objections and appreciate it for what it is. Being that we just entered a new decade, we’ve been inundated with one retrospective listicle after another, looking back at the most significant singles, artists, videos, and prescription eyeglasses of the past decade.

I’d rather go a slightly different route — instead of talking about the last 10 Songs of the Summer, let’s look at the songs that could or should have been SoS, but fell short for whatever reason. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on my picks, so I want to you state your agreement, disagreement, and/or substitute recommendations in the comments. I  know how many of you read this damn blog, compared to the number of commenters. So don’t make me come after you.

So without further ado, let’s do this…

2000: TRY AGAIN
2001: ONE MORE TIME
2002: FULL MOON
2003: FRONTIN’
2004: 1 THING
2005: YOU TELL ME
2006: WHAT YOU KNOW 
2007: LIKE THIS
2008: I’LL BE LOVING YOU LONG TIME

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