Sure, August has barely begun and I'm already calling it a wrap on the "Songs of Summer," but can you blame me? The top two songs of the season were released in February and April respectively and have dominated the charts ever since, so it's highly unlikely any upcoming music is going to swoop in and take the title—but that doesn't mean this list is Predictable Central. Instead of the usual 20 , there are 22 songs, which is something that surprised me, but there were a couple of tunes that I simply could not cut. So without further ado, I'm presenting my favorite 22 songs that best represent summer Usher is doing his best D'Angelo impression in the music video "Good Kisser. Well, it's not. It's here to stay for a while, as evidenced by "Beachin'," the No. So, even though "Beachin'" was the second single released off his fourth album Days of Gold , it's the first and perfect song to kick off this list:. It's written by DJ-songwriter Calvin Harris , who you'll be seeing later on this list, and is tailor-made to be in every romantic comedy that comes out this year. Ben Khan, a year-old Londoner, is probably the most mysterious artist on this list.
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You could make a case for many of this summer's biggest hits, including the catchy bass line that opens Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," Sam Smith's soothing falsetto on "Stay With Me," or the undying catchiness of Pharrell's "Happy. To help you make an informed choice about the song of summer, we compiled some of the biggest contenders into a Spotify playlist. So sit back, press play and vote for up to three songs in the poll below. ET "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea won your vote for song of the summer with Rounding out the top five were Ariana Grande's "Problem" 7.
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Happy - Pharrell Williams 2. All of Me - John Legend 4. Counting Stars - OneRepublic 6. Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz 7. Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea Stay With Me - Sam Smith Pompeii - Bastille
We have a few guesses, but want to hear from you, too. The ode to party rocking is an undeniable force, still filling dance floors with trap beats and dance hooks months after it first dropped. Paired with a Daniels-directed video that manages to be both wildly inappropriate and yet completely appropriate for the song, at least , expect the song to be featured on party playlists through Labor Day. Rita Ora enters the race for song of summer with an assist from Calvin Harris, who adds some EDM-beats to the sumptuous pop love song. Watch out, summer This catchy song with a chilled-out vibe has been floating around for close to a year, but it may finally top the charts this summer when it soundtracks rooftop parties and backyard barbecues from Brooklyn to Bellingham. When it hits radio, if all is right in the world, it will explode onto playlists and dance floors. With boy-bandish good looks, charming songs and power pop licks, 5 Seconds of Summer could last all year round. Contact us at editors time. Iggy Azalea performs onstage during