Summer is rapidly careening to a close. We as a hemisphere are currently immersed in the dog days, a time of constant heat advisories and fantasy football drafts and Hollywood castoffs that can be described as neither blockbusters nor Oscar bait. Schools are opening, pools are closing, and the seemingly endless march through festival season is — hold on, actually, that’s continuing for at least another two months. But one thing that has definitely concluded is voting for the Song Of The Summer.
Yes, thanks to ballots from Stereogum readers, 2016 has its official sunshine anthem. Your top 10 choices are below, comprising a brightly colored panorama of rap and pop and indie rock (sometimes on the same track). Among other attractions, the list contains a Hennessey-swilling chart-topper, a sexed-up synth-pop romp, and plentiful melodic guitar outbursts. But ultimately, you guys had no problem coming to a consensus on this year’s dominant summer jam. Peruse your picks below.