Carly Rae Jepsen, Sir Mix-a-Lot and More Music Stars Share Their Favorite Summer Songs of All Time

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Carly Rae Jepsen attends the Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

From DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Summertime" to the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," find out the summer songs that have inspired music artists.

"Feist's 'Mushaboom' is nostalgic for me -- it reminds me of Canadian summers, folk festivals and chill times." -- Carly Rae Jepsen

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"I was 13 years old in October 1966 when I first heard The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' on the radio. I went right out to buy the single, and I must have played it 50 times in a row. My parents were going nuts!" -- Former Survivor lead singer David Bickler, who sang lead vocals on the Oscar-nominated Rocky III anthem "Eye of the Tiger"

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" 'Summertime' by Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince stands out to me because it reminds me of the time I got my first car, a 1978 blue Chevy Monza. I saved up all my money to upgrade the stereo system and that song was one of the first songs I bumped in my car with my windows down so everybody could hear. I had that cassette on repeat all summer long." -- All-4-One’s Jamie Jones

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"I remember bangin' three songs while cruising around Seward Park in Seattle around 1981: Gary Numan's 'Cars,' Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight' and The B-52s' 'Rock Lobster.' " -- Sir Mix-a-Lot

An edited version of this story originally appeared in the July 25 issue of Billboard.


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