By Amanda Wicks
As August nears its end, deciding what song will earn that lauded crown “Song of the Summer” still feels like an impossible task. There are just so many options to choose from in 2016 with more songs arriving weekly. If tweets count as votes then Twitter has a solution.
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Twitter compiled a list of which songs users tweeted about the most, cross-referencing that data with the top-charting songs from the summer. The result is a top ten list that shows Ariana Grande and Rihanna came up twice as possibilities, with Major Lazer and Justin Bieber’s collaboration “Cold Water” earning the spot for most tweeted popular song.
Earlier this summer, Radio.com compiled its own list, detailing five songs we believed could win Song of the Summer. While many of those ended up on Twitter’s list, one surprisingly did not. Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t the Stop the Feeling” is mysteriously absent even though it was one of the more dance-happy tunes to arrive this year. His former flame Britney Spears made the list, though, and her track featuring G-Eazy “Make Me…” only dropped in mid-July. The Britney Army was clearly excited about new music from the pop star.
Check out Twitter’s list below and see if you agree.
10. “Panda” by Desiigner
9. “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
8. “One Dance” by Drake
7. “Work” by Rihanna
6. “This is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
5. “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
4. “Rise” by Katy Perry
3. “Make Me” by Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy
2. “Into You” by Ariana Grande
1. “Cold Water” by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber