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And the 2015 Song of the Summer Was…

Summer was a little disappointing for me.   Here in Michigan, it was the second straight year with lower-than-usual temperatures which resulted in another so-so tomato crop.    The cooler temperatures also meant that I didn’t win the lottery and a bikini-clad Ariana Grande didn’t show up in my backyard.

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No comment on whether a fully-clothed Ariana Grande showed up.

I found this summer’s music to be a little less than amazing as well.   There wasn’t any one big song that dominated the others, just a few that were slightly more popular than the rest.   Here were the candidates I suggested a few months ago –

  • Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  • Wiz Khalifa – See You Again
  • Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea – some godawfulsongthatdisappearedintooblivion
  • Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  • David Guetta – Hey Mama (ft Nick Minaj, Afrojack, Bebe Rexha)
  • Andy Grammar – Honey I’m Good

TayTay and Wiz were popular this summer and I was surprised to see David Guetta and the cast of “Ben Hur” get a bunch of airplay.   But there were two other songs that were more popular…

The first was OMI’s Cheerleader which was all over the radio.


But I refuse to crown this as The Song of Summer 2015.   Why?   BECAUSE I FUCKING COULDN’T STAND IT.   Every time it came on the radio, I couldn’t hit the tuner, volume, any or all, buttons on the radio fast enough.   So it doesn’t count because I only heard a couple snippets of it at a time.

My vote goes to a song that got everybody dancing this summer.  It transcended the radio to appear on television, YouTube, and just about every gathering of more than 2-3 teenagers.     It was downright unavoidable.

Silento’s Watch Me



I gotta say, I kill at the “Stanky Leg” leg part.   Too bad there’s no video of me doing it.   Although there’s a pretty good chance of it tonight if that party I’m going to is half as good as it was last year.

Until those videos surface, here are some other versions

Maybe the best ever –


Even rednecks were doing it (skip to 0:55) –


And you know it’s huge when Jimmy Fallon does it (5:35 mark) –


Say you’re too old to whip and nae nae? Tell that to these folks


 What was YOUR favorite song this summer?


About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

2 comments on “And the 2015 Song of the Summer Was…

  1. Michelle Williams
    September 11, 2015

    I am not much into pop music so I do not have a song of summer. I will say Walk the Moon’s Shut up and Dance seems to be a big hit with my teens and their friends. If you show me your Stanky Leg I will show you my Whip/Nae Nae! Love the father/daughter video! Cheers

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 11, 2015

      Haha! I’m a little sore from working out, so hopefully my leg will be stanky enough.

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