We’re now more than halfway through July, which means practically speaking we’ve reached the fulcrum point of summer 2017. That means you’ve probably got a good idea of what music will be soundtracking your glorious memories of these halcyon days when you look back on them from some undetermined moment in the future. Now’s your chance to let the world know exactly what you’ve been bumping this season, just as you bumped Future Islands in 2014 and Jamie xx in 2015 and Chance The Rapper in 2016. That’s right: It’s time to vote for the Song Of The Summer.
Maybe the Stereogum readership will align with the general public by anointing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Justin-Bieber-assisted “Despacito” remix, which has been the #1 song in America this entire summer — but I’m guessing fans of Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Lorde, and other artful mainstream titans will have other ideas. Or will we see an indie rock dark horse take the crown again this year? Any song released recently enough to ostensibly be considered current right now is eligible, so wipe the sunscreen off your fingers and vote below. Balloting will be open until Wednesday, 7/26 at noon EDT.