Adele's monster hit came out in November, but once summer hit, it found huge success as the raw material at the root of countless remixes, and DJs played versions of the song for festival crowds for the entire season.
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Electronic music across the pond evolves at fantastic speed. Hear this summer's sound — U.K. bass.
We asked music writers from New Orleans to New Jersey to tell us about their summer jam.
We asked musicians from San Francisco to London to tell us their summer jam.
Miguel wrote this perfectly textured summer song to win back a girlfriend he cheated on. It worked.
Ann Powers lays out three ways of thinking about the perfect summer song.
The year's biggest hit exists for a single purpose: to embed its big dumb hook deep in your brain.
Catchy but unsettled, Foster the People's tune is the accidental anthem of this messed up summer.