"Cups" has become the surprise (and awesome) hit of the summer. The song is off the Pitch Perfect soundtrack and is sung by actress and star Anna Kendrick. It is currently number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
Our summer soundtrack in Florida -- the party songs, the sunset songs, the songs that remind us of that one time in Destin, in Miami, in love on St. Pete Beach -- has shifted with the times just like the top of pop charts.
With the country at war, oil spilling to our shores, heat waves tipping their hands at what's on the horizon, you wouldn't expect your romance music to come neatly packaged and off the shelf, would you?
As in any ecosystem, a new and parasitic mutation is coming to fill the void, giving us the tunes that will become part of our lives, our history, our shared cultural identity. I speak, of course, of the jingle.