The “Song of the Summer” battle is on – meet the candidates


What song is going to be in your head and on your radio all summer long? Spotify has a few guesses.

Summer seems to have finally arrived, bringing the return of cookouts, trips to the beach and music festivals. But if you can’t make it out to a concert this summer, Spotify has you covered – the unofficially official song of the summer has been chosen.

Well, make that songs of the summer. The streaming platform has created a “Songs of the Summer 2017” playlist with 15 artists contending for the true seasonal anthem.

Check out the full playlist below:

Each song was also given a superlative, officially dubbing its purpose on the playlist. Labels included the “Summer Lazing Song,” the “Sunburn Recovery Song” and the “Road Trip Staple.”

Spotify’s choice are mostly expected, but do have a few noticeable holes. Charlie Puth’s new single “Attention” didn’t make the list, but would make a worthy competitor for Camila Cabello’s “My Summer Fling is a Disaster Song.”

Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” enters the race as the “Ultimate Club Banger,” though it has already given us the star of the summer: Backpack Kid.

The data for the official winner isn’t in just yet. But Shannon Cook, resident Trends Expert at Spotify told Variety  that they are confident in their predictions.

"“From Selena Gomez’s saucy new track ‘Bad Liar’ to Imagine Dragons’ ‘Thunder”,’ these are the songs already heating up playlists and climbing charts,” said Cook. “There’s a good chance somewhere on this list is the track we’ll be crowning the song of the summer by the end of August.”"

Then again, Lin-Manuel Miranda hasn’t created his “Songs of the Summer” playlist yet, which is sure to be incredible.

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In the meantime, Spotify’s choices will do just fine.