Music: The 12 Songs Of Summer

Tis the season for catchy tunes. Here's what to listen for (and avoid) in the hot months

Is Beyonce's Crazy In Love better than Hamlet? Hamlet is long on intrigue and tension. It's also just long. Crazy in Love delivers its emotional punch in 3 min. 44 sec. Admittedly, it doesn't have much to say beyond: I'm crazy! I'm in love! But aren't those the chief sentiments of a certain indecisive prince? Shakespeare will probably outlast Beyonce, but that's hardly the point. For the next 50 years, millions of people will hear the fanfare at the top of Crazy in Love and instantly recall the summer of 2003. A simple pop song will make them feel young, while...

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