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Songs Of The Summer: How To Win The Season

Ann Powers lays out three ways of thinking about the perfect summer song.

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LMFAO (Redfoo on the left, SkyBlu on the right), so named because the response of SkyBlu's grandmother to their original name, Sexy Dudes, was, "LMFAO. Are you serious?" Stephanie Ma/Universal Records hide caption

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Songs Of The Summer: 'Party Rock Anthem'

The year's biggest hit exists for a single purpose: to embed its big dumb hook deep in your brain.

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