The 100 Biggest Summer Songs of All Time

Blurred Lines (Official Video) by T.I. & Robin Thicke & Pharrell on VEVO.

Billboard.com has put together a list of ‘The 100 Biggest Summer Songs of All Time.’  To do it, they looked at the most popular songs from Memorial Day up through Labor Day, for every year from 1959 to 2016.

Then, they ranked them based on each song’s chart performance on the Hot 100.  So, there was a bunch of calculation involved, and no personal preferences.  This list is 100% MATHEMATICALLY SOUND!  (???)

Here’s the Top 20:

  1.  “I’ll Be Missing You”, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112, 1997
  2.  “The Boy Is Mine”, Brandy and Monica, 1998
  3.  “Tossin’ and Turnin'”, Bobby Lewis, 1961
  4.  “Blurred Lines”, Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, 2013
  5.  “Every Breath You Take”, The Police, 1983
  6.  “We Belong Together”, Mariah Carey, 2005
  7.  “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”, Andy Gibb, 1977
  8.  “When Doves Cry”, Prince & the Revolution, 1984
  9.  “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, Bryan Adams, 1991
  10.  “Alone Again (Naturally)”, Gilbert O’Sullivan, 1972
  11.  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, The Rolling Stones, 1965
  12.  “Hot in Herre”, Nelly, 2002
  13.  “Bad Girls”, Donna Summer, 1979
  14.  “Roses Are Red (My Love)”, Bobby Vinton, 1962
  15.  “I’m Sorry”, Brenda Lee, 1960
  16.  “In the Year 2525”, Zager & Evans, 1969
  17.  “Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor, 1982
  18.  “Lonely Boy”, Paul Anka, 1959
  19.  “Umbrella”, Rihanna featuring Jay Z, 2007
  20.  “Crazy in Love”, Beyoncé featuring Jay Z, 2003

(Billboard.com has the whole Top 100)