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2009 Summer Songs

What Should Be 2009's Summer Anthem?

Some Summers have obvious anthems, the catchy songs that are completely inescapable. Take last year: "I Kissed a Girl" was everywhere, with several others close behind. And 2007 was clearly the year of "Umbrella," though it also had "Rehab" and "Young Folks" hot on its heels.

This year, though, I'm not sure there's a song that seems to be as ubiquitous as those were. The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" seems to be the frontrunner, but I'm not convinced it's completely taken over.

So I'm going to put this one to you: What songs would you offer as nominees for 2009's Summer anthem?

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cg130 cg130 7 years
I'm totally obsessed with Good Girl Gone Bad by Cobra Starship! I ALWAYS think of I Kissed A Girl and All Summer Long when I think of last summer. I'm not sure that this summer really has an anthem...
dnye dnye 7 years
I love Use Somebody too, it's a little moody but I just love listening to it.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
The only song mentioned so far that I've actually heard of is the Kings Of Leon one. I should mention I don't listen to the radio and I have no idea what the popular songs are but the new Phoenix album with probably be my personal choice for my summer album of choice. I might pick the new Fiery Furnaces album too but I haven't heard it yet and don't even know if I consider it "summery".
erinsugar erinsugar 7 years
Summergirl by The Stereos
ladybug14 ladybug14 7 years
Good Girls Gone Bad by Cobra Starship - my personal obsession, though it has yet to really make an impact in the Philly area.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
oooh and "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga and "Waking Up In Vegas" by Katy Perry are GETTING really popular.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I live in the UK and "When Love Takes Over" is everywhere and I HATE it. Boom Boom Pow is pretty popular, but I think it should be "Bulletproof" by La Roux, it's my current obsession ;)
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I vote for I Gotta Feeling. Feels like a summer song!
michlny michlny 7 years
Blame It On the Alcohol!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
"When Love Takes Over" for sure!! That song is the hottest song I've heard in a while and yet it is NEVER played here. I hate US radio so much.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 7 years
I agree with paperdoll in the UK and the rest of Europe 'When Love Takes Over' is huge. I Love it and it is such a Summery song! I don't really like either BEP song. This is the video:
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
blahhg...i hate Boom Boom Pow.... personally, i would pick Kings of Leon but they don't necessarily scream "SUMMER!!!" to maybe Lady Gaga's LoveGame, b/c who doesn't want to get up and dance when any of her songs come on??
babache babache 7 years
I agree with the David Guetta song, it's huge in France, here I'm really into Mariah Carey's Obsessed
paperdoll1 paperdoll1 7 years
I don't know about the US or the rest of the world, but here "when love takes over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland is everywhere, it's actually a great song that makes you want to move, i love it.. can't say the same about "boom boom pow", this one is so irritating, i can't wait for it to disappear :/
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 7 years
"I Gotta Feeling" is so much better than "Boom Boom Pow". It's the song of winter over here in NZ. ;)
princessbummi princessbummi 7 years
princessbummi princessbummi 7 years
hTe BEP song "I Gotta Feeling" is used by my local radio station in their commercials on tv. That must be a sign that this is the summer song
Allyace Allyace 7 years
Allyace Allyace 7 years
Oh and I love Kinds of Leon too, but alternative rock songs rarely "win" the summer.
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