Best Summer Songs of All Time

School's out, and it's time to get down, get sunburned and get lucky

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"Dancing In The Street," Martha & The Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas
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The ultimate invitation to get outside and cut loose, "Dancing In the Street" reinvents the world as a giant summertime block party. Co-written by Marvin Gaye, it has the greatest party-jam lyrics ever written and the drums hit like a gunshot. Martha Reeves sounds like she's doing more than just kick off a party – she sounds like she's starting a revolution.

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