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July 27, 2005


Daily News discovers the TUSH

A piece in today's Daily News is oddly reminiscent of our musings from 2 weeks ago about what this year's Totally Ubiquitous Summer Hit might be. Not that we want to use any fightin' words with author Breanne L. Heldman like "rip off" but, well, here's what the Daily News has to say about "summer anthems":

"We're talking, of course, about summer anthems, and such hits as 'The Thong Song' and 'Hot in Herre.' As the summer of 2005 heats up, we're left to wonder: What could possibly be in store for us next? Summer anthems provide the soundtracks to our scorching days and sweltering nights. They permeate, well, everything. They blast from the booming systems in Jeeps to transistors at the beach to makeshift stereos on folding tables at neighborhood throw-downs."

So what tunes does the Daily News think are contenders for this year's TUSH?

"Today, an album like the Black Eyed Peas' 'Ele-phunk' seems entirely primed for the clothes-shedding months... The group's single 'Don't Phunk With My Heart' has been at the top of the radio charts ever since the temperature soared. But the field of competitors for 2005 anthem champ is crowded. Artists such as Gwen Stefani, the Ying Yang Twins and summer specialist Will Smith each have entries vying for this year's title."

Then they go on to list the TUSH of a number of summers past (including of course "Hot in Herre" and "Crazy in Love", the songs that first inspired us to follow the TUSH,) going back as far as "Faith" by George Michael from 1987.

Maybe Breanne and I are just listening to the same radio stations/Jeeps, but we've come to strikingly similar conclusions.

categories: Media, Music
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That half assed plagiarist from the NYDN doesn't know what the hell she's talking about. She claims California Love by 2-Pac was the 1996 TUSH. If she were actually to look back to 1996, I think she would come to the obvious conclusion that that year's TUSH was The Macarena.

Painful as this is to remember, it is indisputedly correct. No! No objections!

Lean Back by Fat Joe and the Terror Squad was by no standard last year's TUSH. I think Yeah by Usher was the TUSH, and I don't care if it came out too early. TUSH's are always played out by midsummer, that's what makes them TUSH's.

Posted by: T-Rock at July 27, 2005 4:00 PM

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