Summer is here, and the time is right for dancing in the streets. But what's the best summer song to soundtrack such activities? We here at Y! Music decided to hold a mega-poll to answer that (sun)burning summer question: a no-holds-barred tournament to determine the best summer anthem of all time.
After lots of heated (pun intended) debate, we've selected 32 of the most memorable summer songs ever, pitting them against each other in a winner-takes-all bracket. Scroll down to vote for this match-up!
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell turned up the heat on the top-40 circuit this summer with their provocative hit "Blurred Lines." Throughout the season, millions of listeners have requested this mega-hit on radio airwaves thanks to its flirty lyrics and playful beat built on a classic Marvin Gaye sample. Pair a sexy summer single with an even sexier music video (that also features bright red hashtags) and it's no wonder "Blurred Lines" has clawed its way up the summer music totem pole.
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk
"Get Lucky" defined the legendary French robots’ blowout comeback this summer, featuring Pharrell's sultry pipes as a centerpiece. Its disco-inspired beat shaped by funky guitar riffs makes this one crisp, positive dance floor anthem material. The track has allowed Daft Punk to reclaim their spot on the throne as the kings of radio-friendly dance music, and listeners with varying tastes have adopted it as their feel-good song of the season.
Which summer song deserves to move onto the next round? Vote in the poll below, vote on other pairings (Round 1 voting ends July 23 at 6 PM PT), tweet out your choices using the hashtag #YSummerSong, and hit the comments to tell us about all the great summer songs we forgot to include.