Whether you’re lying on a beach listening to your iPod, drumming the steering wheel during a long car ride, hanging out at your local watering hole or even just sitting at your desk at work, music makes it all better, especially in the summertime.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” and Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” are the songs we can’t stop listening to this summer. With their funky beats and provocative, catchy lyrics, these are the tunes that have kept our toes tapping throughout the day.
“Nightline” wants to know who you think deserves to win the title of “Song of the Summer” this year. Make your choice below and tune in to “Nightline” on Friday at 12:35 a.m. ET to watch us announce our viewers’ top pick. Keep scrolling to read more about the songs.
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell
The “naked version” of the “Blurred Lines” music video, which featured the three performers cavorting with topless models, landed Thicke in the middle of controversy after it was released in April and banned by YouTube for its racy content.
But the controversy only increased the interest in the video as it gained millions of views and became a Billboard smash hit. The song has been No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for seven weeks, longer than any other tune this year, and has had more than 3.5 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell
“We’ve come too far to give up who we are. So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars,” Pharrell sings on the sassy electronic-disco tune with the French duo.
Works for us.
“I Love It,” Icona Pop
“I Love It” has become the fist-pumping girl-power anthem of the summer.
“I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone. I crashed my car into the bridge. I watched, I let it burn. I threw your s–t into a bag and pushed it down the stairs. I crashed my car into the bridge. I don’t care, I love it,” croons the Swedish duo in the opening lyrics of their chart-topping single.
“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus
The 20-year-old pop sensation told “Good Morning America” in June that her single “We Can’t Stop,” which broke the record for most views on VEVO in 24 hours, described her life.
“It just brings people together, it’s what people need to hear right now,” Cyrus said on “GMA.” “I feel like people need to know that ‘We Can’t Stop’ with everything that’s going on, the world being the way that it is, I think people need to hear something that’s inspirational but it’s also, it’s just about having a good time.”
“Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore
Macklemore is an overnight sensation, 14 years in the making. The 29-year-old spent half of his life writing, performing and dreaming at local clubs in his beloved Seattle.
But after the release of his band’s debut album, “The Heist,” last October, Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, became an international music icon. He credits his incredible success to shying away from big labels and record deals and doing it his own way.
“We have the leverage,” Haggerty told “Nightline” this spring. “We have control of our music. Why would we want to give that to somebody else? If we would have signed to a label, I can almost guarantee you we wouldn’t have had the success with ‘Thrift Shop’ and with ‘Can’t Hold Us’ and with ‘The Heist,’ in general.”