With Memorial Day quickly approaching, it’s about time to break out the boom box and cue up the songs of summer. As a 50-year-old economist, I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of pop culture, so I consulted my younger and (much) hipper friends and colleagues, along with several websites.

Surprisingly, some recent Top 40 hits have a lot to say (intentionally or not) about the economy and the stock market.

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