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Song of the summer the year you graduated from high school


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Song of the summer the year you graduated from high school



Nederlandse Televisie Stichting // Wikimedia Commons

1958: ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré)’



James Kriegsmann // Wikimedia Commons

1959: ‘Lonely Boy’



Decca Records // Wikimedia Commons

1960: ‘I’m Sorry’



Beltone

1961: ‘Tossin’ and Turnin’’



William Morris Agency // Wikimedia Commons

1962: ‘Roses Are Red (My Love)’



Tamla

1963: ‘Fingertips – Pt. 2’



Jac. de Nijs/Anefo // Wikimedia Commons

1964: ‘Where Did Our Love Go’



Øderud // Wikimedia Commons

1965: ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’



Fontana Records // Wikimedia Commons

1966: ‘Wild Thing’



SongLyrics // Flickr

1967: ‘Light My Fire’



General Artists Corporation (GAC)/A&M Records // Wikimedia Commons

1968: ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’



RCA Victor

1969: ‘In the Year 2525’



White House photo by Robert L. Knudsen // Wikimedia Commons

1970: ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’



Robert Sullivan // Flickr

1971: ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’



AVRO // Wikimedia Commons

1972: ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’



ABC Television // Wikimedia Commons

1973: ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’



RCA Records // Wikimedia Commons

1974: ‘Annie’s Song’



Curtis Gaston / /Flickr

1975: ‘One of These Nights’



Unknown // Wikimedia Commons

1976: ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’



RSO

1977: ‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’



badgreeb Records // Flickr



Joe Haupt // Flickr

1979: ‘Bad Girls’



Columbia

1980: ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’



RCA

1981: ‘Jessie’s Girl’



Scotti Bros. Records

1982: ‘Eye of the Tiger’



A&M Records

1983: ‘Every Breath You Take’



Joel Bremer // Wikimedia Commons

1984: ‘When Doves Cry’



Joe Haupt // Flickr

1985: ‘Shout’



Olavtenbroek // Wikimedia Commons

1986: ‘Papa Don’t Preach’



Capitol Records

1987: ’Alone’



Island Records/Universal // Getty Images

1988: ‘Roll with It’



EMI USA

1989: ‘Right Here Waiting’



Redhoopoe // Wikimedia Commons

1990: ‘Vision of Love’



A&M Records

1991: ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’



Def American Recordings

1992: ‘Baby Got Back’



Virgin Records

1993: ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’



Atlantic Records

1994: ‘I Swear’



LaFace Records

1995: ‘Waterfalls’



RCA Records

1996: ‘Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)’



Brenda Chase // Getty Images

1997: ‘I’ll Be Missing You’



Vince Bucci/AFP // Getty Images

1998: ‘The Boy Is Mine’



Brenda Chase // Getty Images

1999: ‘Genie in a Bottle’



Liam Nicholls // Getty Images

2000: ‘Bent’



George De Sota // Wikimedia Commons

2001: ‘U Remind Me’



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

2002: ‘Hot in Herre’



Frank Micelotta // Getty Images

2003: ‘Crazy in Love’



Carlo Allegri // Getty Images

2004: ‘Confessions Part II’



STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN // Getty Images

2005: ‘We Belong Together’



Peter Kramer // Wikimedia Commons

2006: ‘Promiscuous’



Ralph Orlowski // Getty Images

2007: ‘Umbrella’



Vittorio Zunino Celotto // Getty Images

2008: ‘I Kissed a Girl’



Ethan Miller // Getty Images

2009: ‘I Gotta Feeling’



Christopher Polk // Getty Images

2010: ‘California Gurls’



Kevork Djansezian // Getty Images

2011: ‘Party Rock Anthem’



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

2012: ‘Call Me Maybe’



Jamie McCarthy // Getty Images

2013: ‘Blurred Lines’



Kevin Winter // Getty Images

2014: ‘Fancy’



Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

2015: ‘Cheerleader’



Christopher Polk // Getty Images

2016: ‘One Dance’



Sergi Alexander // Getty Images

2017: ‘Despacito’



Jamie McCarthy // Getty Images

2018: ‘In My Feelings’



Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty Images for The Recording Academy

2019: ‘Old Town Road’



Kevin Winter/MTV VMAs 2020 // Getty Images for MTV

2020: ‘Rockstar’



The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images

2021: ‘Butter’


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