Calvin Harris – Summer
Entry #1 for the Song of the Summer. Duh…?
Pop culture demands we place titles on things; everything has to have a label. I would list examples of this phenomenon, but it would only annoy me and make me sad at the same damn time. One zeitgeist trend that I’m not so mad about is the annual naming of the Song of the Summer. Being on the east coast, summer is a big deal – it’s a time of teen spirit (even if you are way past the millennial teen age span) and fun and frivolity. And that needs a soundtrack. And once again, the zeitgeist tells us that electro-pop dance DJ Top 40 music is the greatest sound in the world at this very moment – it may not be tomorrow, but we ain’t got time for tomorrow when we’re busy focused taking selfies of us dancing today listening to what every DJ and radio station has to play 18 times a day. Plus it gets played no matter what song you select on Pandora or Spotify or Beats Music or whatever the latest music mobile app is. That’s what we’re talking about. That’s what we got time for. Calvin Harris was ubiquitous last year and with Summer, you can guarantee this year will be last year.
Understand, we like Calvin Harris despite not knowing the names of any of his songs or the fact that all of his songs use the same exact (insert ANY musical term here). Who cares? It’s catchy and we can two-step to it really, really quickly. Plus, chicks dig Calvin Harris. And hey! he has a music video with a bunch of chicks in various stages on undress. If this is the song of the summer, please run the video at all times. Girls in lingerie and bikinis are eye worms as Calvin Harris’ songs are ear worms.
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