As with the Pulitzer Prize, an esteemed and inviolable committee—a slightly larger one, in this case, as it comprises the entire American public—convenes annually to bestow glory upon the Official Song of the Summer. But if no candidate worthy of our praise presents itself in the year, we can deign not to give out the award at all. A dick move, sure, but sometimes, it's the right one. We're actually way stingier than those Pulitzer folks: Rihanna's "Umbrella" enjoyed a resounding, unanimous victory in 2007, but last summer, with apologies to Lil Wayne and (fewer apologies) to Katy Perry, consensus... More >>>