Every year there seems to be the “song of summer.” The song that is played to death by all the top radio stations, the song that you most likely remember when you think back to that summer. Even if it isn’t the song you would pick to call your summer song, it is inevitably “the Song.” (Hello, Blurred Lines, how I hate thee.)
While I was in my car the other day, and heard Iggy’s “Fancy” for the 3rd time in the same hour…it got me thinking what song would be “the” summer of 2014 hit. Will it be something we have already heard, like Fancy? Or will it be a new song that is about to drop in the next few weeks?
Some of my favorite summer songs might now be the most traditional. When I think of the summer after my senior year of college, I can hear Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Newfound Glory. One year when I was in Destin for a week, we listened the the Matt Nathanson “Some Mad Hope” CD the entire trip, so anytime I hear any song off that album I immediately think of Destin. Last summer on one of our beach trips with my SIL “I Love It (I Don’t Care)” came on when we were in the condo and she deemed it the beach trip song, and so it was! Every time I hear that song I immediately think of our relaxing trips in Gulf Shores.
Then I thought, how fun would it be to go back and look up the songs of summer for the past 25 years!? I think I might make a playlist with these songs just for fun! I love you Spotify!
This list is the most played/requested songs for their respective summers.
1989: “Right Here Waiting,” Richard Marx
1990: “Vision Of Love,” Mariah Carey
1991: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” Bryan Adams
1992: “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-A-Lott
1993: “That’s The Way Love Goes,” Janet Jackson
1994: “I Swear,” All-4-One
1995: “Waterfalls,” TLC
1996: “Macarena,” Los de Rio
1997: “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy
1998: “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy and Monica
1999: “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin
2000: “It’s Gonna Be Me,” ‘N Sync
2001: “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink
2002: “Hot In Herre,” Nelly
2003: “Crazy In Love,” Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
2004: “Yeah,” Usher
2005: “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey
2006: “Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
2007: “Umbrella,” Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
2008: “I Kissed A Girl,” Katy Perry
2009: “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
2010: “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2011: “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
2012: “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen
2013 “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke
Now I ask you, what is the song(s) you think about most when you think of summer?