20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 2010s (So Far)

European imports and Katy Perry dominate five years of summer

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Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, "California Gurls"

Big Star frontman and cult hero Alex Chilton's death in the spring of 2010 prompted an outpouring of tributes from countless bands. But one of the biggest and subtlest came from an unlikely source: Katy Perry spelled the title of her blockbuster single "California Gurls" in homage to Big Star's "September Gurls."

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