How do you define “The Song of the Summer?” DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan likens it to a summer romance: Fresh faces only (no repeat artists), love at first sight (or first three seconds of the song), and you don’t want to be anyone’s summer fling (it lasts a while!). With that in mind, what’s your song of the summer so far? On this show, we’ll narrow down and try to define the winners and losers.
Brendan put together a few videos about the song of the summer, including this one, where he deconstructs the psychology of the winning song, and this one, where he's assembled a supercut of every song of the summer since 1985!
What do you think should be the song of the summer? Take our poll!
- Brendan Jay Sullivan - New York-based DJ and author of Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives
- Joan Holliday - Radio personality at WRSI The River in Northampton, Massachusetts
- Jim Chapdelaine - Emmy Award-winning producer and musician
- "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony
- "Bills" by Lunchmoney Lewis
- "Cheerleader" by OMI
- "Coming Home" by Leon Bridges
- "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
- "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap
- "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Mother******" by Maroon 5
- "Honey I'm Good" by Andy Grammer
- "Shut Up And Dance" by Walk the Moon
Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.