Songs You Can't Escape This Summer

Unless you go everywhere wearing headphones, of course
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2009 3:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Just because everyone has an iPod these days doesn’t mean you can escape the inevitable “summer jams,” writes Maura Johnston on Gawker. She selects the “seven tracks you will likely be subjected to should you decide to spend headphone-free time” anywhere:

  • No Boundaries, Kris Allen: “Sure, the American Idol coronation song is dreck,” but that doesn’t mean adult-contemporary stations everywhere won’t blare it.

  • Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas: “You are probably already sick of the Black Eyed Peas’ minimalistish new single—and its remixes, and Fergie's crazed eyebrows. But that's the whole point of the Black Eyed Peas, really.”
  • Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked, Cage the Elephant: This throwback to the ‘90s “sounds kind of like what would happen if the Butthole Surfers’ Pepper were rewritten by members of Asher Roth’s frat.”
  • Honorable mention: Don’t Stop Believing, Journey: “This track was just resurrected by the cast of Glee—and let’s face it, it pretty much trumps every other song on this list.”
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