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Readers' Poll: The 10 Greatest Summer Songs

Picks include 'Boys of Summer,' 'Summertime Blues' and 'California Girls'

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9. Eddie Cochran - 'Summertime Blues'

There are many songs that celebrate the glories of summer, but Eddie Cochran's 1958 classic "Summertime Blues" has a rather different message: Summer sucks for teenagers. Cochran was just 19 when he wrote the song, and he understood that summer often means working a shitty job and begging your parents to borrow the car. Even your congressman is of little help, since you can't even vote yet. Cochran died in a car accident just two years after this song hit, but it's had a huge afterlife. 

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