The votes are in, and we’re ready to announce the winner of Stereogum’s annual Song Of The Summer poll. Will Michael McDonald be pleased? We’re not sure because the victor is a song we didn’t ask him about. His beloved Father John Misty did crack the list, though.
The top 10 also includes tracks from pop critical darlings, indie-pop guitar-slingers, and at least one generation-defining hip-hop powerhouse. “Despacito” is in there, as are Portugal. The Man’s surprise summer hit and the Selena Gomez track that samples Talking Heads. But ultimately the year’s foremost pop posse cut won in a land, uh, slide. Without further ado, here is the list as chosen by Stereogum readers.