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From Country Kiss-Offs To Bummer Jams, 5 Songs For Summer

If you're not the season's biggest fan, Weezer's "Endless Bummer" is for you.
If you're not the season's biggest fan, Weezer's "Endless Bummer" is for you.

Every year around this time, the music world engages in a public battle to determine the Song Of The Summer. What's the one song that'll blare out of car radios, at barbecues and in sweaty clubs all season — that upbeat, inescapably catchy anthem that'll crop up in movie soundtracks years from now to set the action in the summer of 2016?

We're not in the business of answering that question. Instead, we asked five NPR Music staffers to pick their personal songs of the summer. NPR Music's Ann Powers, Stephen Thompson, Frannie Kelley, Anastasia Tsioulcas and Robin Hilton each weighed in with a favorite new song for your summer soundtrack.

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