The youngest cut to make our 100 Songs of Summer countdown thus far takes us thousands of miles away and spawned a video that both introduced Candyfornia and demonstrated the power of properly used whipped cream…
Hamptons Song of Summer #90
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg)
Yes, we know, we’re on the East Coast, and we’ve heard the story that Perry’s second U.S. Number One hit (and the third for Snoop) was written as a response to Hamptons visitor Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” But the put-the-top-down-and-sing bubble-gummy appeal of this 2010 ode to the sugar-coated is, in a Perry-esque word, undeniable.