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Best Summer Songs of All Time

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"Fight the Power," Public Enemy


Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy
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Commissioned for Spike Lee's movie Do the Right Thing, this bracing hip-hop call-to-arms is a heart-racing jumble of samples that crash into the groove. Then Chuck D yells: "Nineteen Eighty-NINE!/ The number/ Another SUMMER!" His call to activist awareness was the hip-hop generation's "Dancing in the Street."


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