Song Of The Summer: Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”

09.08.09 8 years ago 15 Comments

Chalk another one up for the Canadian as he’s got the song of the summer, at least according to Vulture’s list. The pop culture aficionados turned out a pretty well-rounded list of hits, even though I’d have to honestly list one of the two Black Eyed Peas tracks, either “I Got A Feeling” or “Boom Boom Pow,” as the “hottest” song for the summer of 2009. That’s especially if we’re talking hottest, which I translate as “most obtrusive.” Say what you will but both songs everywhere — commercials, radio, roller skating rinks.

Either way, their complete list left me wondering how in tune with music, specifically pop music, we really are. Me? I scored 70% on the top ten but only knew or was familiar with roughly seventeen of the forty-five songs they listed. Effectively, that’s a failing grade so I’ve decided to even further expand my musical palette so I too can officially be “devouring culture.”

1. Drake – “Best I Ever Had

2. Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling

3. Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow

4. Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean

5. Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me

6. Young Money – “Every Girl

7. Cobra Starship – “Good Girls Go Bad

8. Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is the Move

9. Jeremih – “Birthday Sex

10. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West and Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down

You can see the full list @ Vulture. But I’m more interested in hearing how many songs you knew/recognized and what your song of the summer?

Listen — Drake – “Best I Ever Had”

The Song of the Summer! [Vulture]

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