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'We Deserve a Better Song of Summer'

Posted by: Jason Tate (07/08/14)
Amanda Dobbins, writing for Vulture:
This is usually when someone raises his hand and is like, “Oh, I’ve really been enjoying the new Spoon single, that’s my Song of Summer.” Which ... no. Let’s be clear about how this works: There is no such thing as a “personal” song of summer. We do not anoint multiple songs of summer. There can only be one; the Song of Summer, by its very definition, is a consensus choice. It is the song that wrecks wedding dance floors. It is the song that you and your mother begrudgingly agree on (even though your mom has no idea what rhymes with “hug me” and won't stop yelling it in public.) It does not necessarily have to hit No. 1 on the charts, but it should probably be on the charts, because it must be widely played. It must bring people together. It must be a shared enthusiasm.
 
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12:03 PM on 07/08/14
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Well, there IS such a thing as a personal song of summer.
12:04 PM on 07/08/14
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Ain't It Fun.
12:05 PM on 07/08/14
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Fancy has to be the early frontrunner right?
12:09 PM on 07/08/14
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Well, there IS such a thing as a personal song of summer.
12:16 PM on 07/08/14
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Yep.
12:21 PM on 07/08/14
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I Wanna Get Better.
12:21 PM on 07/08/14
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why has the term "song of the summer" seemed so much prevalent in like the last year than before
12:27 PM on 07/08/14
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Either that or Ain't it Fun for sure.
12:29 PM on 07/08/14
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starting a petition for this to be the official Song of the Summer™

12:37 PM on 07/08/14
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"But do I love it? Do I think it is a transcendent, unifying anthem worthy of our highest amateur pop-music prize? I do not. I think we, as a nation, can find a better Song of Summer."

So she's saying we can't have a personal song of the summer, but says she personally doesn't think "Fancy" is the song of the summer despite pretty much all evidence showing it is (well, either that or "Problem.") That's a weak argument.
12:43 PM on 07/08/14
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I don't even know what's in the running for this year's summer song until seeing the songs mentioned here. And I have my gym headphones to thank for that lol.

Ain't In Fun isn't bad, but it's probably one of my least favorite Paramore songs. I do love that song Anklebiters off that album though.
12:57 PM on 07/08/14
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Stoked for that album to come out. Feel like it'll be a perfect end of the summer record.

Also Ain't It Fun is a good choice, but IMHO, Chandelier might just be the best top 40 hit in my lifetime soooooooooo
12:59 PM on 07/08/14
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I already don't like Ain't It Fun anymore after hearing it multiple times a day
12:59 PM on 07/08/14
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why has the term "song of the summer" seemed so much prevalent in like the last year than before

I would also like to know the answer to this
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