Songs of Summer 2013 Sampler

Just in time for your weekend, Metro Weekly has assembled a Spotify playlist of the leading contenders as Song of Summer 2013. That is, at least according to our polling of prominent local DJs asking them to rank their Top 5 Songs of Summer, part of Metro Weekly’s Summer Music Issue 2013.

This being a popularity contest, I compiled the playlist weighted to start with those tunes that were picked multiple times by the 10 DJs who submitted selections, as well as all those that topped individual DJ charts. Those tunes that are the most obscure, or at least were picked by only one DJ, bring up the rear. For variety’s sake, I opted to kick it off with Tiesto’s new Club Life Remix of “I Love It” by Icona Pop — because don’t you know the year-old original version by heart already? I mean, it (along with other remixes) was just included in our Capital Pride Sampler last month.

There are a few omissions from the summer sampler, songs that are not — yet, anyway — on Spotify. Most notable among these are both Beyonce’s jaunty “Grown Woman” and Kylie Minogue’s edgy “Skirt,” since neither tune has been officially released as singles. So you’ll have to settle for YouTube clips.

 Now, go out and get your summer on!

Songs of Summer 2013

  • I Love It (Tiesto’s Club Life Remix) – Icona Pop
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams & T.I.
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
  • We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
  • Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
  • Ooh La La – Britney Spears
  • Rat House – Shannon & the Clams
  • You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Ralphi Rosario Dub) – Sylvester
  • Basik Fire – Headless Ghost
  • Can’t Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Bubble Butt ft. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic – Major Lazer
  • Clarity ft. Foxes – Zedd
  • It’s Not Over ft. LeCrae (Paperchaser Remix) – Chaka Khan
  • Derek’s Song – The Coathangers
  • Sacrifice – Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep
  • Real Love – Deep Fryed
  • If I Lose Myself – OneRepublic
  • Red Cup (RedOne Mix) – Katy Tiz
  • Rhythm Is Love (Frankie Shakes’ Bring It Back Remix) – DJ Mark Brickman
  • Rio 2014 (Gerald Henderson Remix) – Gerald Henderson & DJ Vandersames
  • Bad Boy – Hunx & His Punx
  • Body Party (Remix) ft. Future, B.O.B. – Ciara
  • A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) ft. Q-Tip & GoonRock – Fergie
  • The Way ft. Mac Miller – Ariana Grande
  • Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Doug Rule is a theater critic and contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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