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Call it, maybe: Why no single tune felt like 2016's song of the summer

Call it, maybe: Why no single tune felt like 2016's song of the summer

After three of the weirdest, most discombobulating months in recent American history, summer officially ends Wednesday — though it may not feel like it given the steamy weather in Los Angeles and the fact we’re still nowhere near the end of this divisive election cycle.

Yet autumn’s arrival does allow us to close at least one matter, and that’s this year’s song of the summer.

Right?

An unscientific designation that nonetheless comes laden with numbers, the song of the summer refers to that piece of music that dominates the period from June to September — the one tune that, for better or worse, attains an inescapability in the...

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