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What Do You Think Will Be This Summer's Anthem?

What Do You Think Will Be This Summer's Anthem?

The summer is just ramping up, but it's always fun to guess what is going to be the hot jam of the season. To me, the Summer Anthem is a song that has been out just long enough to become totally mainstream -- and I mean that in the best way possible. It's the song that, even though you've heard it a million times, you still want to listen to and belt out as you and your friends roll down all the windows and drive to the beach.

There are some great contenders this year. Mims' "This is Why I'm Hot" is an obvious choice (Why are you hot? It's Summer!) while "Rehab" is entirely unavoidable these days. I'm kinda partial to Rihanna's "Umbrella," and Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks" is getting some serious commercial play. Never underestimate the mass appeal of Maroon 5 though! Listen to them all below and tell me -- what do you think, is one of these going to go down in history as the 2007 Song of the Summer? Or will it be something else entirely?


foX1 foX1 10 years
i like rehab but i played it out a bit a couple weeks ago.
megagirl megagirl 10 years
Umbrella or Makes Me Wonder - please, please NOT This Is Why I'm Hot, which I've hated ever since I first heard it! It is so annoying!!
floweroflove floweroflove 10 years
Amy Winehouse! In Belgium she's still in the top 10! That's what's counts for me. Don't like Rihanna and the rest. Amy all the way! jeej!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Just curious what was the song of the summer from last year? Was it Justis' "Bringin' Sexy Back" or Nelly's "Promsicious" or other? I don't see anything special about this summer's anthem songs. I liked 2005's and 2004's. Mariah Carey with "We Belong Together" in 2005 and Usher's "Yeah" in 2004. These songs were the ultimate song of the summer and even carried their streak through the following year, and still get played in the mainsteam radio to this day. Let's see if "This is why I'm hot," "Rehab," "Umbrella," and "Young Folks" can have the same feat as "Yeah" and "We belong together."
hammie hammie 10 years
nonono anyine who says umbrella is bad needs to get theirr values straight! (jk-- love ya) !!!!!!!!!! i love that song!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I love Young Folks!!!! Im determined to become a better whistler and get that opening part down Amy is definitely in second place for me although my favorite song on her album is Tears Dry on Their Own (her next single) I dont really listen to the mainstream stuff like Rhianna and Maroon 5
JLew1982 JLew1982 10 years
I love all of those songs! This is why I'm hot is kind of old already, though.
moderndayadonis moderndayadonis 10 years
I love love love Makes Me Wonder, but I think that it'll probably be Umbrella regardless of the fact I can't stand that song!
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
Umbrella gets really old really fast. Also I hadn't heard Amy Winehouses song (rehab) until she performed it on the Mtv award show. Seriously! I listen to the radio ALL the time! All the stations and hadn't heard it.
missyosigirl missyosigirl 10 years
umbrella... i definitely have that on repeat on my music player :)
menthadict menthadict 10 years
umbrella has it's moments, making it catchy enough to last this summer
jhuck jhuck 10 years
This is why I'm hot is not even close to summer anthem worthy. It's going to make a great basis for a parody though.
Karma-Co Karma-Co 10 years
Definitely Umbrella... But i think that maybe it'll be another song...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
Umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh......luvin it!!
itchyworm itchyworm 10 years
i really like "Makes Me Wonder" - Maroon 5... their album is dope! lol
swwonder swwonder 10 years
Other, I don't know what though. The other's came out a little too early for me, I don't really think any would last until late summer and I don't think I'd want to hear any constantly throughout the summer. Plus i don't really think any of them are very anthemic or summery.
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
umbrella-ella-ella! I didn't really like it that much at first but now I can't stop listening to it! Yay.
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 10 years
definately trying really hard to not get sick of it by hardly listening to it! but i love it!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I have to vote for Peter, Bjorn, and John, with Amy as a runner up, just because I have no interest in the other three artists.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
i read this post and immediately felt so old and completely out of the loop. i have not heard umbrella or this is why i'm hot (and have no desire to). i've only heard the amy winehouse and maroon 5 song once or twice. i liked those. so i guess i'd put my bets down for peter, bjorn, and john b/c i actually have that song on CD.
prblms4loki prblms4loki 10 years
Just to be mainstream, and because I can definitely see myself with my girlfriends in the car belting this, Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne. I hated "This is Why I'm Hot" the moment it came out. It doesn't make any sense. "Umbrella" gets annoying really fast. Maroon 5 is too whiny for the summer song and "Rehab" is kind of...boring. I'm just not a fan of "Young Folks." But to each their own.
__nicci __nicci 10 years
As soon as I saw the title 'Umbrella' was the song I thought of ! I do love 'Rehab' though and 'Back to black'. Just about anything by Amy Winehouse really !
blogsap blogsap 10 years
and by "song of the year" i mean "to sum up the year"
blogsap blogsap 10 years
umbrella = song of the summer rehab = song of the year
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
MIMs is played out, umbrella and rehab are about to start their decline and makes me wonder will not be the anthem. There's a song by Kat DeLuna called "whine up" that might just be the anthem.
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