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With 'HandClap,' Fitz and the Tantrums may soundtrack the summer

With 'HandClap,' Fitz and the Tantrums may soundtrack the summer

Fitz and the Tantrums didn’t set out to write 2016’s Song of the Summer. But “HandClap,” the lead single from the L.A. band’s new self-titled third album, has suddenly emerged as a contender.

It’s already being counted alongside Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and Drake’s “One Dance” as one of the defining singles of the season. “HandClap” is currently at No. 6 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and at No. 12 on the Hot Rock Songs tally. 

Don’t expect it to slow down.

“HandClap” was the...

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