Let's get this out of the way: The whole notion of a "Song of the Summer" is a bullshit media construct. Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. While we may mentally file a ubiquitous summer song or two as the soundtrack to a given year's set of barbecues and casual Fridays, a so-called Song of the Summer classic like Rihanna's "Umbrella" could've peaked any given January and been just as ubiquitous.
2012 was the biggest year for sales of singles in British history.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. The conceit of The Summer Song has changed drastically in the past decade. It used to be fairly easy to determine which record was the season's most significant: whichever song got the most airplay. Now, with music being consumed in so many different ways, impressions are scattered, and our playlists are better off because of it.
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