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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Summer Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

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May 17, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Summer doesn't start officially for another month, but all across the country, the temperature is rising and schools are beginning to let out. Giant hordes of cicadas are about to descend. Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness are playing in theaters and The Hangover 3 is on its way. It really feels like summer. 

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Now we have a question for you: what is your favorite summer song? Interpret that any way you want. It can be songs specifically about summer, like the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" or Sly and the Family Stone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime," or songs that just make you think of summer like the Breeders' "Cannonball" or the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." Vote for whatever song you want, but please only vote once and only for a single song.

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekend rock. 

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