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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"It Takes Two," Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

Rob Bass and DJ E-Z Rock
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In the summer of 1988, kids at block parties from Brooklyn to Boise skipped rope and played hopscotch and got down to "It Takes Two," the quintessential James Brown-sampling club banger. Writer-producer Rob Base penned it with the hopes of coming up with a song so fun everybody couldn't help but jam to it. Mission accomplished.

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