For the past month, Y! Music has been running a mega-poll to determine the Greatest Summer Song Of All Time.
After four exhaustive rounds and tens of thousands of votes, our readers have determined that The Beach Boys’s “Surfin’ U.S.A” takes the crown for the slice of rock and roll that sounds the best when barbecuing on the deck, sunbathing by the pool or surfing in the deep blue sea. In other words, it’s the tune with the hooks, subject matter and history that best represent summer.
“Surfin’ U.S.A.” beat out summer mainstays past and present, including this year’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, last year’s “Call Me Maybe” by Carley Rae Jepsen and yesteryear’s summer jams like “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s, “Summer Nights” from the ‘Grease’ soundtrack, and runner-up “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett.