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Public Enemy, 'Fight the Power'
So-called "Summer songs" aren't typically as political or vitriolic as this P.E. joint, but its inclusion in "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee's look a summer powderkeg, make it inextricably linked to the season. The film and song's long-lasting success remind people that summer's not always just about BBQs and bikinis.