Summer’s most overplayed songs

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Photo by Lexi Rima

Lexi Rima

Summer 2k14 may be over, but it will always remain in people’s hearts, and their heads. This past summer, artists produced hits that have made it to the top of the charts and to the top of teenagers’ iTunes playlists.

Number five on Billboard is “Am I Wrong,” by Nico & Vinz, with Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” surpassing it as number four. While Nico & Vinz have little current news besides this one song, Sam Smith performed his hit at the MTV Video Music Awards, no doubt causing teenage girls to swoon. Both songs continue to be played on the radio, but it is a wonder if they and their artists are here to stay for much longer.

Iggy Azalea is a name that the majority of the public is sure to recognize. She makes an appearance on Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which ranks number three. As Grande ditches the acting career and focuses on her music, “Problem” was a great boost for her, as was getting Azalea to rap along with her. If this is what the public wants, she might be interested in starting her own high-pitched belting and whisper genre.

While women have been the main spotlight singers this summer, boy band MAGIC! squeezed into spot number two with “Rude.” This atypical Jamaican beat paired with a love song aimed at the girl’s father is new, but after this summer, the song sure isn’t. A song that appears on the radio as much as this one does is obviously high in the rankings, but if this is second place, how often was number one played?

Number one on the music charts this summer was Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX. “Fancy” might as well have been looping on local radio stations this summer, because that’s what it seemed like. This catchy tune is a fit rival for last summer’s number one hit: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Azalea’s song has made her famous, with Charli XCX also gaining some recognition. Judging by Azalea’s featuring on other artists’ songs and Charli XCX’s new hit “Boom Clap,” these two ladies are no one-hit-wonders.