5. Busta Rhymes - "Pass the Courvoisier II"
When Busta commands you to ''pass the courvoisier,'' he ain't talking about summer beach reading. Unless, of course, the "book" is Genesis, the energetic album that produced Busta's party jam.
4. Styles P - "Good Times"
If your summer pastime consists sitting alone in your four-corners fogging up the air, then this is your soundtrack of choice.
3. Cam'ron - "Oh Boy"
It was one of the cheesiest songs of the year but that Rose Royce sample and that Just Blaze beat made "Oh Boy" a staple at every outdoor party.
2. Nelly - "Hot in Herre"
"Hot in Herre" was designed as a summer hit all along, but Nelly got more than he bargained for as it became his first chart-topping single and inspired a remix craze that went on for years.
1. Clipse - "Grindin'"
Hot summer days heated up every time those sinister drums came over the airwaves. With its barebones Neptunes beat, handclaps, cellos, and Clipse's menacing vocals, a summer hit was born.