Summer songs, 2002-2011

Read about this year’s contender’s for the song of summer. Here are some summer jams from seasons past:

2002:

Cam’Ron feat. Juelz Santana, “Oh Boy”

Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle”

Nelly, “Hot in Herre”


2003:

Beyonce feat. Jay-Z, “Crazy in Love,”

Lumidee, “Never Leave You — Uh Ooh, Uh Ooh!”

Sean Paul, “Get Busy”


2004:

Nina Sky feat. Jabba, “Move Ya Body”

Terror Squad, “Lean Back”

Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris, “Yeah!”


2005:

Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”

Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop, “Lose Control”

Damian Marley, “Welcome to Jamrock”


2006:

Cassie, “Me & U”

Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland, “Promiscuous”

Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy”


2007:

Sean Kingston, “Beautiful Girls”

Rihanna feat. Jay- Z, “Umbrella”

T-Pain, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin)”


2008:

Estelle feat. Kanye West, “American Boy”

Katy Perry, “I Kissed a Girl”

Lil Wayne feat. Static Major, “Lollipop”


2009:

The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”

Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, “Blame It”

Phoenix, “1901”


2010:

Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”

Cee Lo Green, “[Forget] You”

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls”


2011:

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”

Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Listen to a Spotify playlist of some of these songs, above. Spotify is free to download, and you can sign up through a Facebook account. Some songs may contain inappropriate language.

Chris Richards became the Post's pop music critic in 2009. He has covered D.I.Y. house shows, White House concerts, go-go and Gaga.
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