The Z’s ‘Song Of The Summer’ 2000-2019 [VIDEO]
How many of these songs bring back summer memories?
With the 4th of July weekend upon us, summer is officially here, so why not take a look back through the Z-107.3 archives to find the biggest song of the summer for the past twenty years. Trust us, it took awhile.
What will the defining song of the summer of 2020 be? It’s much too early too tell, so let’s focus first on the years 2000-2019!
2000: "Maria Maria" Santana Featuring The Product G&B
Carlos Santana had a huge comeback in 2000. “Maria Maria” topped the charts for an amazing 10 weeks that summer
2001: "Lady Marmalade" — Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink
The four badass chicks from the Moulin Rouge rocked the summer of 01’
2002: "Hot in Herre" — Nelly
An ode to strip down not only ruled that summer, but won Nelly a Grammy too!
2003: "Crazy in Love" — Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
We STILL aren’t sick of this one yet. This song dominated not just the summer, but the entire year.
2004: "Yeah!" — Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
Usher owned 2004. After this party jam logged 12 weeks at the top, his next track “Burn” took over.
2005: "We Belong Together" — Mariah Carey
This was a huge comeback song for Mariah, and one her best ballads
2006: "Promiscuous" — Nelly Furtado
Around this time just about everything Timbaland touched turned to gold
2007: "Umbrella"— Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Another chart topped and Grammy winner from Rihanna who was unstoppable on the charts during this time. This one features another awesome rap from Jay-Z
2008: "I Kissed a Girl" — Katy Perry
In 08’, she kissed a girl, she liked it, and so did we
2009: "I Gotta Feeling" — Black Eyed Peas
Nearly the entire year of 2009 belonged to the Black Eyed Peas. "Boom Boom Pow" and this song combined for an impressive 26 weeks at number one.
2010: "California Gurls" — Katy Perry
Katy and Snoop was a dream hookup for the summer of 2010
2011: "Party Rock Anthem" — LMFAO
LMFAO was on fire in 2011, and we haven’t heard anything from the since!
2012: "Call Me Maybe" — Carly Rae Jepsen
The ultimate guilty pleasure bubble gum pop masterpiece spawned tons of parodies from the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
2013: "Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke
A controversial song for a number of reasons, including a lawsuit, this song was still everywhere that summer.
2014: "Fancy" — Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
Iggy has yet to recapture the magic of this smash and the follow up “Black Widow”
2015: "Bad Blood" — Taylor Swift/ Kendrick Lamar
Taylor takes on her enemies and goes all the way to the top with the help of the brilliant Kendrick Lamar
2016: "One Dance" — Drake
When he wasn’t cheering on his beloved Toronto Raptors, he was cranking out hits.
2017: "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
This was the song of summer all over the world and nearly inescapable when you were near a radio.
2018: "In My Feelings" — Drake
10 weeks at the top for Drizzy
2019: “Senorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello
This song was so huge we are still playing it in heavy rotation at the Z