Yesterday we kicked off our annual search for the definitive Song of the Summer by looking at the top contenders in the Hipster Cookout division. Today, we turn to the pop charts. What inescapable sugary radio jams will you have a serious love-hate relationship with all summer long? The top contenders are below. Note that as of right now, the field is wide open, but do brace yourself: It very well could be a Ke$ha kind of summer.
• Katy Perry, “California Gurls”Don’t let the
Big Star shout-outs or Beach House beef distract you from the basic truth here: By blatantly cribbing off her past three radio hits, Mrs. Russell Brand has cooked up another.