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Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.

You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot."

It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cup in the microwave--why must we be subjected to more Smash Mouth? (Screw you Shrek.) Train's "Drops of Jupiter" needs to be jettisoned to that very planet, and seriously, can we stop playing "Centerfield" at summer baseball games already?

So, as summer comes into full blast, here are 100 summer songs that always cause us to raise a fuss (or alternately, raise a holler) until someone hits skip or changes the damn station.

Note: By our definition, a "summer song" need not be about the beach, the sun or the lake. As long as MTV or the local top 40 station played it mercilessly between May and August one year, we figure it counts.

Read the full list after the jump.


1. Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett "Margaritaville"

2. Alan Jackson or Eddie Cochran "Summertime Blues"

3. Alice Cooper "School's Out"

4. Barenaked Ladies "One Week"

5. Big & Rich "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy"

6. Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"

7. Blind Melon "No Rain"

8. Bob Marley "Could You Be Loved"

9. Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

10. Brian Hyland "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"

11. Bryan Adams "Summer of '69"

12. Buster Poindexter "Hot Hot Hot"

13. Chumbawumba "Tubthumping"

14. Coolio "Fantastic Voyage"

15. Corrs "Summer Sunshine"

16. Crazytown "Butterfly"

17. Crystal Waters "100% Pure Love"

18. David Lee Roth "California Girls"

19. Dave Matthews Band "Ants Marching"

20. Don Henley "Boys of Summer"

 

21. Donna Summer "Hot Stuff"

22. Dynamite Hack "Boyz in Tha Hood"

23. The Eagles "Take It Easy"

24. The Eagles "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

25. Fastball- "The Way"

26. Fatboy Slim "The Rockafeller Skank"

27. Foreigner "Hot Blooded"

28. The Go-Gos "Vacation"

29. Go West "King of Wishful Thinking"

30. Grease "Summer Lovin"

31. The Guess Who/Lenny Kravitz "American Woman"

32. Hanson "Mmm Bop"

33. Hootie & The Blowfish "Only Wanna Be With You"

34. Hues Corporation "Rock the Boat"

35. Huey Lewis "Heart of Rock N Roll"

36. Ine Kamoze "Here Comes The Hotstepper"

37. INXS "New Sensation"

38. Ja Rule and J.Lo "I'm Real"

39. Jack Johnson "Bubble Toes"



40. James Blunt "You're Beautiful"

 

41. Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"

42. Jibbs "Chain Hang Low"

43. John Fogerty "Centerfield"

44. John Mayer "Your Body Is A Wonderland"

45. John Mellencamp "Jack & Diane"

46. Juvenile "Back That Ass Up"

47. Katrina and the Waves "Walking on Sunshine"

48. Keith Urban "Til Summer Comes Around"

49. Kelis "Milkshake"

50. Kenny Chesney "Anything But Mine"

51. Ke$ha "Tik Tok"

52. Kid Rock "All Summer Long"

53. La Bouche "Be My Lover"

54. Led Zeppelin "Fool in the Rain"

55. Len "Steal My Sunshine"

56. LFO "Summer Girls"

57. Lifehouse "Hangin' By A Moment"

58. Lonely Island "I'm On A Boat"

59. Madonna "Holiday"

60. Mariah Carey "Dreamlover"

 

61. Miley Cyrus "Party in the USA"

62. Montell Jordan "This Is How We Do It"

63. Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime"

64. Nelly Furtado "I'm Like A Bird"

65. New Kids On The Block "Summertime"

66. The New Radicals "You Get What You Give"

67. No Doubt "Hey Baby"

68. OMC "How Bizarre"

69. The Offspring "Come Out and Play"

70. The Power Station "Some Like It Hot"

71. Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca"

72. Santana w/ Rob Thomas "Smooth"

73. Seals & Croft "Summer Breeze"

74. Shaggy "It Wasn't Me"

75. Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do"

76. Sheryl Crow "Soak Up The Sun"

77. Sisqo "The Thong Song"

78. Smashmouth "Walkin' on the Sun"

79. Soulja Boy "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"

80. Spice Girls "Wannabe"

 

81. Spin Doctors "Two Princes"

82. Sublime "Wrong Way"

83. Sublime "What I Got"

84. Sublime "Summertime"

85. The Surfaris "Wipeout"

86. Sugar Ray "Every Morning"

87. Uncle Kracker "Smile"

88. Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun"

89. Third Eye Blind "Semi-Charmed Life"

90. TLC "Waterfalls"

91. Toby Keith "Stays In Mexico"

92. Todd Rundgren "Bang the Drum All Day"

93. Trace Adkins "Swing"

94. Train "Drops of Jupiter"

95. Weezer "Island in the Sun"

96. Weezer "Beverly Hills"

97. Will Smith "Miami"

98. Will Smith "Gettin' Jiggy With It"

99. Will Smith "Summertime"

100. Wrex N Effect "Rump Shaker"


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