Summer has officially ended here with the closing of Paris Plages (where sand is trucked in and dumped on the side of the river) on the 19th. Ironically, that was the weekend that temperatures hit 100° and just didn’t stop until mid-way through the following week. In the US, summer is over on Memorial Day or Labor Day, whichever is later. I have never been able to keep track of either date or holiday. I blame my parents for shipping us off to Spain every summer, heedlessly disregarding American customs (both the traditional and the border control kinds). For me, summer stops when I don’t worry about sweating every day, so I’m callin’ it and announcing my Song of Summer: Lykke Li‘s “I Follow (The Magician Remix).” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS6wfWu0JvA You can keep your Carly Rae Jepsens and all the cover versions (though the Cookie Monster one was incredibly cute).
Learn something, maybe
In Spanish, a “cover” of a song is called una versión and in French, it’s une reprise. Both of these are logical and therefore acceptable.