Thursday, August 04, 2005


My Vote Goes to Kelly Clarkson and the Pussycat Dolls

The Times says Maria Carey has the summer anthem. Maybe it's because I've re-programmed myself to tune out Mariah Carey since about six years ago, but for whatever reason, I can't quite go for this one. Besides, this is the New York (Six-Months-Behind-The) Times we're talking about.

Even though it peaked weeks ago, "Since You Been Gone" still sticks in my head, can be heard coming out of car radios/CD players and the remix remains a huge club anthem. Meanwhile, "
Don't Cha" is THE hot song of the moment, with a hooky chorus impossible to ignore.

The NY Daily News weighed in last week with their own


"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

"Feel Good, Inc." by Gorillaz

"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

"Behind These Hazel Eyes" by Kelly Clarkson

"Wait (The Whisper Song)" by Ying Yang Twins

A few more to watch: "Sugar, We're Going Down," by Fall Out Boy; "Best of You," by Foo Fighters; "Switch," by Will Smith; "Everything's Alright," by Motion City Soundtrack; "Pon De Replay" by Rhianna.

I tend to think of "Mr. Brightside" -- another favorite -- as a spring song, but I guess it went fully mainstream at the beginning of the summer. And, for some reason, "Hollaback Girl" is amazingly annoying -- which could be as good a reason as any to make it the official '05 anthem.

Other suggestions happily accepted.

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