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What will the song of the 2014 Summer be?

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

What will the song of the 2014 Summer be? This Saturday, June 21st is the first day of Summer, and Philly is celebrating with Make Music Philly, a day long event of free music all over the city of Philadelphia. During the day on WXPN, we’ll be celebrating on the radio with songs of summer past and present. There’s already been a lot of discussion, and now we’d like you to weigh in. How do we define a “song of the summer?” Quite simply, it’s a song (or songs) that capture your imagination and your soul for three hot months (that would be June-August). It’s a song that becomes the soundtrack to your summer, a song that holds a special memory of a moment during your life, a song that forces you to lower your car windows and turn your radio up. Do you have a favorite song from past summers? What new song do you think is a contender for the 2014 song of the Summer? Billboard is keeping track of the songs of the summer here. We’ve compiled a Spotify playlist of some of our favorite all time songs of summer, including a handful of new releases. Unfortunately, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” isn’t on Spotify. But it’s on our list.

What’s your contender for the 2014 song of the summer? Is there one song from the past that says summer to you? Let us know in the comment section below.