From now until something displaces last year’s “Umbrella” from the top of our iTunes most-played list, Vulture will be judging the contenders for this year’s Song of the Summer.
N.E.R.D., “Everybody Nose”
The lead single from N.E.R.D.’s forthcoming Seeing Sounds — the follow-up to 2004’s underrated, not-bad Fly or Die — already has a remix featuring Kanye and this Last Night’s Party–inspired video starring Lindsay Lohan and a guy in a nose costume. Sadly, though, we can confidently tell you that this shouty non-chorus paired with a semi-obnoxious horn sample will probably not be the next “Crazy in Love.” Purportedly a comment on club culture and illicit behavior in bathrooms (or something), the hookless “Everybody Nose” manages the impressive feat of being almost as annoying as a lavatory full of people high on cocaine (when you really have to go!). If this truly is the song of the summer, then put us on record as being excited for October.