My former colleagues at Gawker asked me for my summer-jam picks; I obliged them, although the songs listed aren’t “picks” so much as they are “songs from which you will be unable to escape should you ever decide to leave the comfort of your headphones.” People seem to be sort of up in arms that I didn’t include Lady GaGa on the list, but I honestly forgot about her while I was brainstorming! Not sure if that says more about her songs’ staying power or my ability to strategically ignore annoying things, to be honest. [Gawker]