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What will be the 2012's songs of summer?




A general view is seen as FilmFour and Somerset House present their first annual movie season of outdoor screenings in London, England.
A general view is seen as FilmFour and Somerset House present their first annual movie season of outdoor screenings in London, England.
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It's June 20th, the first day of summer. And we're looking ahead to the songs that will be filling your summer nights and days this year. You know, that one ear-worm like Nelly's "Hot in Herre," or Rihanna's "Umbrella" that catches on and becomes the soundtrack to the summer.

A catchy summer song has a way of sticking with us, so we're looking into our crystal ball to see what will be playing in the background of Fourth of July barbecues and water balloon fights this year.