Song of the Summer for your soundtrack: Beyonce, Tom Petty, Outkast, Justin Timberlake
Next gallery »The Replacements reunite: 10 other bands that should get back together
« Previous gallery25 Hot Summer Songs of 2013
Alice Cooper, 'School's Out'
This essential summer tune perfectly encapsulates the feeling of that last day of school, with the promise of woozy summer antics beckoning through the open windows and a feeling of slowly-building exhilaration humming through the musty classroom air. Cooper's brash, growling vocals and the infectious sing-along chorus are still as essential as they were 40 years ago, like a perfect moment in time wrapped in an effortless 3 1/2-minute slice of pure rock 'n' roll.
- Chris Eggertsen