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The Songs of this Summer

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Amy Winehouse

It's blasting out of every other car window. It's playing at the yogurt shop. Your little sister has it on repeat. It's The Song of the Summer, the one that's playing everywhere and practically defines the summer. Weekend America's Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann asked three of our favorite DJs--WFMU's Liz Berg, CMJ Music Editor Kenny Rose, XXL Music Editor Leah Rose--to give us their predictions for this summer's song.

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Liz Berg's WFMU Summer Hit Mix

  1. Yara Family "Shirahama Blues" from Ryukyu: Shima-Uta Pops in60's-70's compilation (Polystar Records)
  2. Dungen "Gor Det Nu" from Tio Bitar (Kemado)
  3. Talibam! "A Petroglyphic Massacre" from Ordination of theGlobetrotting Conscripts (Azul Discographica)
  4. Ghetto Ice Cream Truck, field recording
  5. Eglantine Gouzy "Boa" from Boamaster (Osaka Records)
  6. Death Sentence: Panda! "No Enemies" from Festival Dinamique deBete
  7. Dan Deacon "The Crystal Cat" from Spiderman of the Rings (Carpark)
  8. Von Sudenfed "The Rhinohead" from Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino)
  9. Mark E. Smith (the Fall) & Mouse on Mars DJ Kicks & Hot Chip remix of "In the Basement, Part One" by EttaJames and Sugar Pie DeSanto (Studio K7)

Weekend America Reporters' Summer Playlists

Krissy Clark's listening to:
"Gronlandic Edit," by Of Montreal
"Ventura Highway," by America
"My Love Makes Me Stoned," by Jason Morphew

John Moe's listening to:
"Dashboard," by Modest Mouse
"Fake Empire," by The National
Icky Thump," by White Stripes

Sean Cole's listening to:
"Summertime," by The Incredible Casuals
"Run It," by Grandaddy Souf
"Public Service Announcement," by DJ Danger Mouse


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