Last summer was easy. Daft Punk dropped “Random Access Memories” on May 17th and “Get Lucky” took its rightful place as the anthem of the Summer of 2013. This summer is complicated. There’s a grip of great new songs, all with summery sounds, but no clear-cut frontrunner. We’ve each chosen a song, submitted for your approval, that we think has the stuff to be the song of the Summer of 2014. Take a look and a listen, then let us know if you have a better one. A few of you already have, actually.


1. Henry Santoro
I’ve got “Turn It Around” by Lucius. This is their year.

2. Julie Kramer
“Feel” from Bombay Bicycle Club is my favorite track on their new album and could be the perfect summer song.

3. Adam 12
St. Lucia “Elevate.” The song sounds like summer, the video looks like summer, and it’s getting hot at just the right time.

4. Paul Driscoll
It’s gonna be “Sheila, Put The Knife Down” by Junior Prom. Because I pick the hits.

5. Steph Mangan
I’m saying the new Magic Man song, “Out Of Mind”