Following up on the article I linked to last week, debating whether the concept of a “song of the summer” was out-dated, here are my two picks for the song of the summer of 2014.

“Girls Chase Boys” – Ingrid Michaelson
Unlike Iggy Azalea, this song is being played everywhere from Radio Disney to pop stations to our local, “cool music for middle-aged hipsters” station. So I’ve been hearing it a lot. And it’s thoroughly delightful. While “Fancy” may speak more to modern sensibilities, this sounds like it could be dropped in any era and still be a hit. Bonus points for parodying one of the most recognizable videos of all time, too. She pulls off the smart girl in glasses thing nicely as well.

“Goshen 97” – Strand Of Oaks
A somewhat dull video for an absolutely scorching song (with an assist from J. Mascis and his always epic guitar work). This out-of-nowhere song by Indiana native Timothy Showalter would be a sure-fire summer hit if the rock radio of our youth still existed.