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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, 'Summertime'
With its slow flow, warm nostalgia and lyrical checklist of summer iconography (not to mention its very title), "Summertime" seems like it was created in a secret government lab as the Ultimate Summer Song. It could have come off as a cheap, throwaway pop song, but its sincerity and charm -- it's not hard to see what Will Smith soon became one of the biggest stars in the world -- and its ear-catching melodies make it a timeless tune.