Top 5 Songs of Summer

New York magazine projects the big hits of 2008
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 6, 2008 11:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Roll down the windows and crank up the stereo. Using a “Summerability” scale that measures things like airplay, iTunes sales, and potential similarity to Rhianna’s 2007 hit "Umbrella," New York magazine picks the Top Five Songs of the Summer.

  1. "American Boy" by Estelle featuring Kanye West: Hummable, uncritical of US foreign policy, everything a summer anthem needs.

  1. "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis: A spring hit and "world-conquering pop ballad."
  2. "A Milli" by Lil Wayne: A track heard booming from more SUVs than any other.
  3. "Girls Around the World" by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne: Sounds like it could have topped the charts in 1993 (or could do so in 2088).
  4. "Love in This Club" by Usher featuring Young Jeezy: Don't waste time searching for the profound message; this one's about having sex at a club.