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'Song of the Summer' contenders: A slideshow
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears all have hits vying for the honor. Who will prevail?
Summer anthems Priscilla Gragg/Blend Images/Corbis
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rom the Beach Boys' "California Girls" in 1965 to Katy Perry's "California Gurls" last year, summers have always had that one ubiquitous earworm that ends up defining the sun-soaked season. What tune will be crowned 2011’s "Song of the Summer"? Here are some early contenders.

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