Top 25 Summer Songs of 2012
Every summer cookout needs its soundtrack.
HitFix has compiled 25 of the hottest songs for the summer of 2012, with artists like R. Kelly, Gotye, Usher, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grouplove, Black Keys, Big K.R.I.T., Nicki Minaj, Dierks Bentley and more leading the way.
Some songs are already in constant rotation. Some have been around for a year but are just now getting their due. Others are slow-burners while some singles are dark horses in the race.
What songs would you add? Are there any summer songs from 2011 you'd include? Are you tired of Gotye yet?
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1974 | Comedy | NRSummary: Good Times gave actors like Esther Rolle, John Amos and Jimmie Walker loads of great material as members of a family living in Chicago’s inner city, and for a couple years was one of mainstream America’s most reliable views of black American life -- at least until producers allowed it to become a...Director: Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Eric Monte (creators)
Cast: John Amos, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
1994 | Drama | PGSummary: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the hous...Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
1928 | Drama | NRSummary: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.Director: Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner
Cast: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis
1988 | Fantasy | PGSummary: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
2013 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: What begins as a relatively normal dinner party for eight friends becomes a night of sci-fi influenced strangeness when a comet passes particularly close to Earth.Director: James Ward Byrkit
Cast: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon
2015 | Comedy | TV-14Summary: This bright and hilarious comedy has a strange current of the bizarre as a young woman escapes life in a cult, then tries to adjust to life in New York City.Director: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
1996 | Comedy | RSummary: Wes Anderson's funny first film introduces Luke and Owen Wilson as two of three friends who attempt to pull off a robbery, and shows how good the director of Grand Budapest Hotel was right out of the gate.Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, James Caan
1974 | Drama | RSummary: Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits,...Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez
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