John Boone for E! Loves
John Boone for E! Loves
Every summer has one: The song of the summer. That song you just can't stop playing. The song the radio won't stop playing. The song that's on in the club and at the beach and will remind you of this year—this summer—every time you hear it for the rest of your life.
So what is 2014's song?
Here's what our E! Online coworkers had to say:
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
Jenna Mullins: "Because I could not stop singing to myself anywhere I went: ‘Who dat? Who dat? I-G-G-Y" for weeks. WEEKS."
Zach Johnson: "Because ‘Fancy' was so omnipresent, I learned that Iggy Azalea and Azalea Banks are indeed different people. Who knew?"
"Problem" by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
Brett Malec: "Because despite having dance moves that make Rihanna giggle like a schoolgirl, her songs are so ridiculously catchy you can't help but love her. Also, she has the vocal chops to back it up (RIP, Mariah)."
"Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Tierney Bricker: "Is ‘Bang Bang' still a summer song or does it count for fall? Anyway, that is mine. Even though the line, ‘She's got a booty like a Cadillac' just reminds me that I, sadly, have a booty like a Chevy. Also, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is too legit to quit."
"Drunk in Love" by Beyoncé featuring JAY Z
Jenna Loomer: "Because watermelon is the fruit of the summer, obviously. Also, it's a song that everyone knows the lyrics, too, whether you are a Queen B fan or not. I can just picture driving down the road with my car top down and playing the song no matter where my road trip was taking me."
Rose Fodulyan: "All songs Beyoncé. Obviously. And do I really need to explain myself here? If I had to pick one, it'd be 'Partition.' Or 'Drunk in Love.' Or 'Yonce.' I can't pick. I love them all."
"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith
Sydney Bucksbaum: "My song of the summer is literally anything by Sam Smith, because oh my god that voice. I have stayed in my car when a song of his comes on, even if I'm already at my destination just to hear the rest of it. No regrets."
"Drunk on a Plane" by Dierks Bentley
Marc Malkin: "Dierks is so friggin' hot, can't stop singing the song and the video is awesomely hilarious—and I don't even drink!"
"Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Elizabeth Freda: "It's the perfect song for a drive with the top down, heading down the highway. It instantly puts me in a good mood and makes me convinced I am the world's best dancer."
"Shower" by Becky G
Mike Vulpo: "A song about dancing in the mirror and singing in the shower? How can this crazy catchy track not speak to you every freakin' day!"
"My Song 5 (Remix)" by Haim featuring A$AP Ferg
Lily Harrison: "I loved the original, but when Ferg comes on it breathes a whole new light to the track and I can't help but blast it with the windows down everywhere I go."
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Rebecca Macatee: "Either ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama's,' because it reminds me of summers back home in the south. Or ‘Rude' by MAGIC! because it's so catchy and satisfying to sing along to."
Some E! Onliners refused to acknowledge any summer songs of 2014...
"Summer Vibe" by Walk off the Earth
Nicole Pirshafiey: "Frankly, I'm grossly disappointed in this season's musical selections. "Rude" by MAGIC!? Hard pass. My actual fave summer song is "Summer Vibe" by Walk Off the Earth because nothing says summertime like Canadians pretending to be beach bums."
"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Julia Hays: "I've made many a summer mix, but my all-time favorite jam is Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff. It's played on loop on Philly radio stations four months a year. I'm so obsessed with that song that a guy once texted me saying I was 'invited to a barbeque that's starting at 4,' and I replied with the next lyric of the song. Turns out that he was just inviting me on a date and didn't know it was a Will Smith lyric. Needless to say that was our first and only date. You need to know your Fresh Prince if you want to get with me."
We're not here to pick The Official Song of Summer 2014™ for you (though if we had to pick one, we'd guess it's a toss up between Iggy Azalea and Beyoncé based on these votes alone). We want to know what you think.
So what do you declare as the song of summer, 2014? Tell us in the comments!