The Daily Swarm:

We’ve hit August, so get ready for the “What was the song of the summer?” articles –which of course serve as follow-ups to May’s “What will be the song of the summer?” articles. But is the idea of the “song of summer” just a concept, or is it something that labels actively try to create? To try to get some answers, Ducker got in touch with producer Benny Blanco who has worked on bonafide summer anthems including Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls” and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” as well as #1 singles like Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and Britney Spears’ “Circus.”

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