Song Of Summer, The Final Round: Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, More!


Summer is almost over, and it’s time to make the call: What is the Song of Summer 2013?  We’ve seen some early contenders flare up and then burn out (remember “I Love It”?), but there are the tracks that have made it to late August.

Check out the four final nominees and vote for the one you think will make it to the finish line as the Song of Summer 2013!

Did we miss a candidate? Name that tune in the comments section below!

“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke
Marvin Gaye’s family might not be too happy with Thicke for preemptively declaring “Blurred Lines” doesn’t sound like Gaye’s 1977 song of summer “Got to Give It Up” (it does) but everyone else seems over the moon for this nasty track.

“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus
If this ubiquitous track becomes song of summer, it’ll be the mellowest one in years.

“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk
If If male models and Kristen Wiig are singing your song you know you’ve made it.


“Applause,” Lady Gaga

Okay, yeah, this one just slid in under the wire—and there’s probably not enough time for it to gain much traction before summer’s over. But tell us it’s not rattling around your brain all day.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.