Every year, it seems one song and one alone must be anointed the “Song of the Summer.” While this year’s SOS is still under debate (we’ve already shared our picks!), we prefer those songs you can play year after year that will instantly transport you to summer.
1. LFO – “Summer Girls”
This was a huge hit for the Lyte Funky Ones in the summer of ’99. The lyrics made no sense, but that’s part of the beauty of this song and it’s educational pop cultural references. (Macauley Culkin was in “Home Alone.”) We wonder how many guys have tried the line “you look like a girl from Abercrombie & Fitch.”
2. New Kids On the Block – “Summertime” Jones Beach 1998. Come on! New Kids on the Block have a bunch of hits, like their first official single after their reunion 2008! This was one of the most exciting things to have ever happened in fan girl history.
3. Aaron Carter featuring Baha Men – “Summertime” Nothing screams summer like AC and the Baha Men hangin’ with the honeys and enjoying the sun.
4. Selena Gomez – “Summer’s Not Hot” The temperature says 99 and it can get much hotter so come on over Romeo and Vamos a la playa!
5. Jessie James – “Boys In The Summer” Because we totally agree, boys DO look so much hotter in the summer. The video for this is everything summer should be – swimming in a lake with your friends and driving around in an open top jeep singing at the top of your lungs.
Abercrombie & Fitch premiered a new group of familiar faces for their “Making Of A Star” Campaign today. This round features Debby Ryan (Jessie – Disney Channel) , Steven R. McQueen (“MinuteMen” – Disney Channel, and The Vampire Diaries – The CW) , Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf – MTV, and Arrow – The CW) , Diego Boneta (Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family, and Rock Of Ages), and Kylie Bunbury (Twisted – ABC Family).
These campaigns are so cool because they catch these rising stars just before they hit it big time! Although, if you watch enough “tween” TV shows and movies, then you’ll already recognize a bunch of these faces.
Colton Haynes played Jackson on Season 1 of Teen Wolf (where we fell in love with him until he turned into the ka- we won’t spoil it for you) and he was also featured in Victoria Justice’s music video for her single “Gold”!
Colton is also really good at Twitter and Instagram. He loves to post selfies – and with a face like that…we won’t stop him any time soon! We would also like to include this gem from Colton’s recent Instagram feed. You’re welcome. source
Next, if you can remember all of Spencer’s boy toys on Pretty Little Liars, you get an A+ in everything (we couldn’t remember Hanna’s first boyfriend’s name for the longest time). Go ahead and sift through all the hotties (we’ll wait) but we know you will have fond memories of Alex Santiago – the ball boy at the Rosewood Country Club played by Diego Boneta!
He also stole our hearts in the terribly written “Rock Of Ages” movie! We didn’t care how cheesy the dialogue was…all we wanted was more of Diego singing our favorite classic rock hits! Click here to listen to Diego singing “I Wanna Rock” originally by Twisted Sister.
Follow Diego Boneta on Twitter and Instagram, if only for the hotness factor he’ll add to your timeline.
If the name Steven R McQueen sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s the grandson of Steve McQueen – the definition of “cool guy” from the 1960s classics like “The Great Escape” and the TV show “Wanted: Dead Or Alive”. Ask your parents or grandparents if you’re still lost. Anyway, Steven R McQueen is the ultra hot grandson and really, we didn’t expect anything less from that family. You might recognize Steven R McQueen from the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie “Minutemen” where he starred with Luke Benward, Jason Dolley, Chelsea Kane, and Nicholas Braun. Aww!! He was so little back then!! – source
These days though, you might recognize Steven R McQueen as the super hot Jeremy on The Vampire Diaries on The CW! (We tried watching that show and got bored…go figure!)
WAIT AND HE SINGS!!! We just discovered that Steven sings and plays guitar. He just got ten times hotter!!
Look at how hot he is!! Bruce Weber did a fantastic job on the photos for this campaign.