In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in mind that Popdose presents Listmania, a weekly series counting down the staff’s favorite things.
When you are young — or young at heart — summer means a break from the rigor of life. Be it school or work; it is a time to escape the routine and spend time with your friends and family. And, where there is a gathering; there is always music. Unlike any othe season, there is something about the quintessential “summer song.” From Sinatra’s “Summer Wind” to Rhianna’s – “Umbrella” the heart of the summer song lies in its ability to capture the feeling of the season.
So, with that in mind, we challenged the Popdose staff to come up with their favorite summer songs. The lists featured songs from every era and genre. We tallied up the tracks that garnered the most mentions, and present you now with number 20 through 11 of the Top 20 songs of summer!