15 songs we wish were song of the summer | EW.com

Music

15 songs we wish were song of the summer

Carly Rae Jepsen, Galantis, and Vince Staples have our votes.

(Kevin Kane/Getty Images; Matt Cowan/Getty Images; Ollie Millington/Redferns; Stefan Hoederath/Redferns)

Sorry folks, summer is almost over, and with it goes the long-contested race for Song of the Summer. The pickings — as usual — were slim, and it seems that The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and OMI’s “Cheerleader” came out on top, battling for the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. (For the record, some of our music industry insiders’ predictions were right!)

But what about the other Songs of the Summer? The ones we were obsessed with but didn’t get enough air time or radio play? Those are the real winners — at least in our book. Here are the 15 songs that should have been Song of the Summer.

 

Related Stories
How OMI scored the biggest new song on the planet with ‘Cheerleader’
17 music insiders predict 2015’s song of summer
Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX Size Up Song of Summer Contenders