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Summer hits from the past 30 years

updated 2:48 PM EDT, Thu June 27, 2013
Every summer season has at least one song that seems to be the soundtrack for every barbecue, beach party or road trip, no matter where you are in the nation. It's actually often more than one, but this list is about the tracks that dominated both culturally and on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during the summer months. To start with, we have 1983's <strong>"Every Breath You Take" by The Police</strong>, which was No. 1 for eight weeks following Irene Cara's hit, <strong>"Flashdance ... What A Feeling."</strong> Every summer season has at least one song that seems to be the soundtrack for every barbecue, beach party or road trip, no matter where you are in the nation. It's actually often more than one, but this list is about the tracks that dominated both culturally and on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during the summer months. To start with, we have 1983's "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, which was No. 1 for eight weeks following Irene Cara's hit, "Flashdance ... What A Feeling."
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Summer hits from the past 30 years
1984: 'When Doves Cry'
1985: 'Shout'
1986: 'Papa Don't Preach'
1987: 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody'
1987: 'Alone'
1988: 'Roll With It'
1988: 'Dirty Diana'
1989: 'Right Here Waiting'
1990: 'Vision of Love'
1991: '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'
1992: 'Baby Got Back'
1993: 'That's the Way Love Goes'
1994: 'I Swear'
1995: 'Waterfalls'
1996: 'Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)'
1997: 'I'll Be Missing You'
1998: 'The Boy Is Mine'
1999: 'If You Had My Love'
1999: 'Genie In A Bottle'
2000: 'It's Gonna Be Me'
2001: 'Lady Marmalade'
2002: 'Hot In Herre'
2003: 'Crazy In Love'
2004: Anything from Usher's 'Confessions'
2005: 'We Belong Together'
2006: 'Promiscuous'
2007: 'Umbrella'
2008: 'I Kissed A Girl'
2009: 'I Gotta Feeling'
2010: 'California Gurls'
2011: 'Party Rock Anthem'
2012: 'Call Me Maybe'
2013: The jury's still out!
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