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August 5, 2013

Who has the song of the summer?

NEW YORK (AP) — You’re listening to it on the way to the beach, or when your toes are resting in the sand. Or you’re on a crowded train without a seat, sweating as funky smells scorch from the left or right. Luckily, you’re jamming to funky summertime beats, you’re doing OK.

Or maybe it’s when you’re walking your dog or you’re on a road trip with friends or family. Songs of the summer not only get you through the day, they also get you through the months before winter’s cold kills your fun vibes.

We asked Robin Thicke and Icona Pop why their multiplatinum hits should be named “song of the summer.” And for Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk and Bruno Mars, who weren’t available to chat, we pulled lyrics from their anthems to defend their honor.

You know you want it

“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell

“It has a (nice) tempo, it has a sense of humor and it feels like live music instead of that synth and digital sound, which Daft Punk has (with ‘Get Lucky’) and (Bruno Mars’) ‘Treasure’ has,” Thicke said of his infectious, naughty jam, the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year at eight weeks (and counting). “It makes you laugh, it’s soulful and it’s got an organic sound to it.”

Can’t stop, won’t stop

“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus

“It’s our party we can do what we want to, it’s our house we can love who we want to, it’s our song we can sing if we want to, it’s my mouth I can say what I want to,” Cyrus sings on her musical coming-out anthem that was originally meant for Rihanna.

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