Brand & Martínez for August 21, 2012

Songs of the summer

2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 2

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Coachella music fans dance during of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 - Day 3

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Musician Bethany Cosentino of the band Best Coast performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California.

2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 1

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One of Ann Powers' picks for best song of the summer is Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids."


It's not quite the end of summer, but it's close enough to do a rundown of the songs of summer.

We consulted music critics Drew Tewksbury and Ann Powers, who shared their favorite picks.

Here's our playlist of summer songs, who do you agree with?

Ann Powers


"Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean
"Climax" by Usher
"Hot Knife" by Fiona Apple

Drew Tewksbury


"Take a Walk" by Passion Pit
"Only Place" by Best Coast
"Man on Fire" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

A Martinez + senior producer Kristen Muller


"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

Madeleine Brand


"Gangnam Style" by PSY
"Heaven" by Emeli Sande

Guests

Ann Powers and Drew Tewksbury, music critics


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