The Ultimate Song of Summer

I found a great list from EW that ranks the best summer songs of the last 20 years on the basis of sense of summer, cultural impact, legacy, and x-factor. Here are my rankings (with EW’s verdict):

  1. Waterfalls by TLC, 1995 (A-)
  2. Crazy In Love by Beyonce, 2003 (A+)
  3. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, 2012 (A)
  4. California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) – California Gurls by Katy Perry, 2010 (A-)
  5. Umbrella by Rihanna, 2007 (A+)
  6. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas, 2009 (B-)
  7. All Star by Smash Mouth, 1999 (D+)
  8. MMMBop by Hanson, 1997 (B)
  9. Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child, 2001 (A)
  10. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley, 2006 (B)
  11. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO, 2011 (C)
  12. I Swear by All-4-One, 1994 (D)
  13. I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry, 2008 (C-)
  14. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, 2005 (B-)
  15. Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team, 1993 (D)
  16. Hot in Herre by Nelly, 2002 (A-)
  17. It’s Gonna Be Me by *NSYNC, 2000 (C+)
  18. Yeah! by Usher, 2004 (B+)
  19. The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica, 1998 (B)
  20. Macarena by Los del Rio, 1996 (F)

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