The other day, I heard two disc jockeys on the radio arguing over 2016's "song of the summer." One said it was DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean,", and the other said it was Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling"

I really love both of those songs, but the ultimate summer song for me will always be "Summertime," by George Gershwin, sung by Billie Holiday. 

I don't know why that song strikes a chord with me. I must have been a Southern black woman in the 1930s. Or maybe George Gershwin.

What song epitomizes summer to you?

Published by Patsy Porco