Contact Us

Best of Summer 2013 Results: Daft Punk, NIN, the Roots + More Rule the Season

Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo / Theo Wargo / Jason Merritt / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

With August in the books, we’re forced to say goodbye to another summer, but we won’t let it go without enjoying these final fleeting days of sunshine and warmth and reliving our favorite moments of summer 2013. Back in July, we launched our Best of Summer 2013 polls, inviting you to pick your favorite songs, festivals books and more, and now, we have the results.

Garnering 53 percent of the vote and leaving nary a trace of doubt, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ was your pick for Summer Jam of 2013. That song, of course, has been covered and spoofed nearly as many times as it’s been blasted from jeeps, and in our Best ‘Get Lucky’ Cover category, 35 percent or respondents said the Roots — performing as black Simon and Garfunkel — gave the best rendition. While Questlove and company’s edged out Wilco’s version, it wasn’t all bad news for Jeff Tweedy and the gang, as their Americanarama tour with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket took 49 percent of the vote and won Best Tour Team-Up honors.

Nearly 45 percent of Diffuser readers said the Best Music Festival of summer 2013 was Lollapalooza, while 51 percent said that the Worst Thing About Summer Festivals was the high cost of tickets. On a related note, readers were concerned with how the Cure, one of Lollapalooza’s headliners, would hold up outdoors, and 42 percent voted for them in our Festival Mainstay You Feared Would Melt in the Sun category.

When it came time to decide which Act You’d Most Like to Share a Polite Summer Picnic With, 25 percent said the Arcade Fire, who inched out Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons. For your rowdier summer nights, more than 48 percent picked Queens of the Stone Age as the Band You’d Most Want to Party All Night With.

And according to voters, this has been a good summer for Nine Inch Nails and David Byrne. The former took nearly 34 percent of the vote to win the Greatest Summer Comeback prize, while the latter’s ‘How Music Works’ won Best Summer Reading.

Best of the Web

Festival Fever News

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://diffuser.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!