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It’s early, but I’m calling it:  Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is going to be the Song of the Summer.

Every summer has its song that becomes The Hit, with catchy lyrics and a dance-inducing beat.  In 1996, Entertainment Weekly published their 100 Greatest Summer Songs.  Since then there’s been the iconic, subtle, and sensuous songs “Hot in Herre” and “Thong Song” by Nelly and Sisqo, respectively.

Right now, I’m really feeling “California Gurls.”  It’s been in my head for days, and on replay on my iPod. But I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.  What do you think will be the song of the summer?  And what’s your favorite song of summers gone by?