We really, really need to get going on the whole "song of the summer" thing. After all, it is June.
At least, that's what they (you know, "they" — the music gods) tell us every year: that one song must be crowned the coming summer's major hit. And since the warm weather's here to stay, it's finally time to cast your vote.
Check out all the hits that are already taking over your playlists, then vote and tell us which you think is the ultimate summer chart-topper.
Ariana Grande, "Into You"
With a sultry vibe and sexy lyrics ("a little less conversation and a little more touch my body"), we can definitely imagine grooving to this one at a late-night beach fete. Things start off slow, but that bounce in the chorus makes "Into You" a "song of the summer" qualifier.
Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop the Feeling"
As if we need to vouch for JT. The heartthrob's had his share of summer hits, but he might have yet another in "Can't Stop the Feeling." The energetic, cheerful track has a beat almost as fun as its new music video.
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For"
We'll admit it: The first time we heard "This is What You Came For," we were pretty sure it couldn't be beat as a "song of the summer" contender. I mean, that "ooo" section ... it just doesn't get catchier. But is it the catchiest?
Drake ft. Kyla & Wizkid, "One Dance"
What can we say? We just "like his style."
Fifth Harmony, "Work From Home"
With a ear-worm chorus like that, it's pretty much guaranteed that this track will be stuck in your head and, um, everyone's head by mid-June. But is "Work From Home" good enough to qualify as 2016's summer smash hit?
DNCE, "Cake By the Ocean"
Joe Jonas singing in falsetto. 'Nuff said. (Also, we've been dancing to this one for weeks already. It's pretty high up on our list.)
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, "Don't Let Me Down"
"I need ya, I need ya, I need ya right now" are the sort of lyrics we're used to hearing in a plaintive summery single. We're just wishing the cheery beat that accompanies this song's pre-chorus wasn't missing in the rest of the track.
Fitz And The Tantrums “HandClap”
With a title like "Handclap," you'd think this tune would have the most potential. What's a summer hit, anyway, without a clapping section?
Keith Urban “Wasted Time”
Country fans, rejoice: Keith Urban's romantic, reminiscent, bouncing single is definitely in the running. "When I think about those summer nights..." he croons, and we can almost hear the confidence in his voice. You might have this one in the bag, Urban.
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Which of these songs will you rock out too most this summer? Vote and let us know!