Inside the Song of Summer: Where It Came From, When It Started and Why This Year's Isn't Even Up for Debate

E! Online | 8/18/2019 | Staff
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As soon as music was able to be sold commercially—first through sheet music that one could play by home, and later, thanks to advancing technology, actual recordings—a hit-driven market meant that songs were able to become country-wide sensations and journalists would want to talk about them.

In language that would barely be out of place today, the June 5, 1910 edition of the New York Tribune wrote, "The roof gardens are opening and the summer shows begin. In the words of the almanac, 'About this time look out for the summer song.' What will it be this season? Will it be humorous? Will it be sentimental? Will it be...
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