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Top 10 songs of summer 2010

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Summer's best songs!

Summer finds the thermometer shooting upwards as the music industry releases its fair share of hot tracks begging for your summer dollars.

5

Cooler Than Me
, Mike Posner

Who hasn't felt the power of the words of Mike Posner's first hit single, Cooler Than Me? Cooler Than Me is another perfect song for summer as the beach is always populated with those who emit the persona emanated in Posner's Cooler Than Me title.

Posner is the most unlikely of catchy song creators, but manages to capture lightning in his song that takes the high school attitude, that we all have to admit continues throughout life, and turns it into a summer musical meltdown of the coolest order.

4

OMG
, Usher featuring Will.I.Am

Usher is back to claim his title as king of the summer hits with OMG, a song that is an ode to love-at-first-sight passion.

Usher scored a summer smash with Yeah in 2006 and after a divorce and personal troubles, he is back and better than ever. Usher's lyrics to OMG say it all:

I fell in love with shorty when I seen her on the dance floor
This was something special
This was just like dynamite

3

Airplanes
, BOB featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore

SheKnows just adores the message of Airplanes by BOB featuring Hayley Williams.

Paramore lead singer Williams' contribution to BOB's latest hit is its chorus and as sung by this most unlikely partner, Airplanes is pure sonic succulence.

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

For anyone who has ever wanted, or needed, a wish right now -- Airplanes captures that essence brilliantly.

2

Getting over You
, David Guetta featuring Fergie, LMFAO & Chris Willis

There is no getting over this song! David Guetta's Getting Over You is the purest form of "Ear Candy" that SheKnows has heard in some time.

The sound of Fergie and Willis' voices together on this inescapably catchy track has summer fun written all over it.

European DJ Guetta has captured what was the best aspect of mid-1990s club music while bringing his sound into the twenty-first century with its multi-layered explosive sonic bliss.

Want proof that Fergie has one of the best voices working today? At the two-minute and 30-second point, her soaring vocals are exactly what takes Getting Over You from super summer track to the summer track for 2010 -- except for that girl from California!

1

California Gurls
, Katy Perry

Katy Perry sought to answer Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind with a west-coast tribute.

Her California Gurls is that track and besides coming up with an anthem for the west coast, Perry has also scored the number one song we love this summer. From her picture of life on the beach and those scorching rays to "daisy dukes with bikinis on top," Perry has captured summer in a song as no other in 2010.

To listen to Katy Perry's California Gurls, visit her website -- the track is so new there is no video!

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