The summer-song season is winding down, so we asked staff: What has been your favorite song of the summer?
•••• Priscilla Ahn’s version of “Vibe So Hot.” Remember that first spark of summer love? It felt like this, didn’t it? Luke Broadwater, managing editor, b•••• “Last Friday Night” is the catchiest, but I have to pass over Katy Perry’s ode to binge drinking and pick “Rolling in the Deep” (Adele) and “Pumped Up Kicks” (Foster the People). Anne Tallent, editor, b•••• DJ Khaled, “I’m on One (feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne).” A brooding ode to getting wasted and not caring, or as Weezy says: “I walk around the club / f--- everybody.” Sounds like summer to me! Wesley Case, reporter, b•••• Whatever song comes on the radio when I flip away from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or LMFAO. Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b•••• This is lame, but The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young.” It’s just cute. Molly McLaughlin, intern, b•••• “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” by Katy Perry. She hit that single out of the park. It’s the perfect mix of a great dance tune and catchy lyrics. It’s quintessential pop. This was not only her summer, it was her year. John-John Williams IV, reporter, The Baltimore Sun•••• LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem.” By far the biggest summer party song of 2011 for Z104.3. We love playing it here! Mick Lee, Z104.3•••• Shufflin’ to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” was as ubiquitous this summer as planking. Fun trick: After a few too many, ask your friends to try both simultaneously. Olivia Hubert-Allen, community manager, The Baltimore Sun