So many bops, so little time (JK, you’ve got all summer to listen).
It’s officially summer, which means lazy days by the pool, burgers and hot dogs at a BBQ, and most important of all, that ONE song that you just cannot escape, no matter how hard you try — the Song of the Summer™. Here are the contenders for that glorious title, according to BuzzFeed staffers.
Some of these are new, some of these are old, some are already everywhere, some you’ve never heard of — but the common thread is these ALL belong on your summer music playlists.
“Into You” by Ariana Grande
Let the Midwest soccer moms in their minivans have their upbeat, bubblegum song of the summer (looking at you, JT.) If you need something more risqué, a little sultrier, a little sexier and stickier, then the thumping, slinky “Into You” is your jam. Take it from a card-carrying gay: This song WILL be blasting on repeat at Pride parties all throughout the month of June. So do your part and get down and dirty to Ari. — Sam Stryker
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“One Dance” by Drake feat. Kyla and Wiz Kid
You can’t help but move your entire body when you hear even just the first few chords of “One Dance” — whether you’re out at the club with your friends or riding around in your car running errands, Drake, Kyla, and Wizkid literally created the best sound for Summer ’16 (which is, after all, Drizzy Drake’s summer). One thing’s for sure: It’s definitely fun and sexy enough to be the soundtrack to your summer fling. Higher powers taking a hold on you. — Krystie Yandoli
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“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele
Some people might think summer is all about finding new love, but some people are WRONG. Summer is all about feeling as “free-ee” as Adele does in this bop, and not wasting your time on people who can’t handle the hot heat rising. There’s still a strong emotional core to “Send My Love” — come on, it’s still Adele — but it’s also a jam that’ll make you want to roll the car windows down and let go of all those ghosts of boyfriends past. Oh, and did we mention that this has Max Martin’s hands all over it? — Keely Flaherty
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