By Melissa Maerz
Updated August 31, 2011 at 01:15 PM EDT

Ever since Memorial Day, LMFAO have been everywhere. They were djing the Video Music Awards. They were serenading every actor and supermodel on the CW network. They were so busy dominating Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “Party Rock Anthem” that they managed to turn “party rock” into a noun, adjective, verb, and adverb.

So is it fair to say that “Party Rock Anthem” was the song of the summer? Hell party-rockin’ yes!

Or no, depending on your tolerance for that perpetually-psyched dancing robot guy. But whether or not you’re an LMFAO fan, there were many contenders for song of the summer in 2011.

Among the ubiquitous radio singles: Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (TGIF),” Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight Tonight,” Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” Britney Spears’ “I Wanna Go,” Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” (feat. Christina Aguilera), Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song,” Black Eyed Peas’ “Just Can’t Get Enough,”

The club tracks: Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything,” Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink to That),” Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” (feat Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes), Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Otis,” Big Sean’s “My Last” (feat. Chris Brown), Meek Mill’s “Imma Boss” (feat. Rick Ross), Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci,”

The slow-burners: Lil Wayne’s “How to Love,” DJ Khaled’s “I’m On One” (feat. Rick Ross & Drake), Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” Miguel’s “Sure Thing,” Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s “Remind Me”

The shoulda-been hits (a.k.a. the stuff I’m adding to the list just because I love it): Dierks Bentley’s “Am I the Only One,” Martin Solveig’s “Get Away From You,” Ida Maria’s “Cherry Red,” Wild Flag’s “Romance,” The Knux’s “Run” (feat Kid Cudi), Swizz Beatz’s “Everyday (I’m Coolin’)” Eleanor Friedberger’s “My Mistakes.”

What am I missing? Tell us your favorite songs of the summer in the comments below.

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