Check out over 60 years of the biggest summer songs on the Hot 100, from "Papa Don't Preach" to "Macarena" to "Old Town Road."
Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each year dating back to the chart's 1958 launch. Here's the definitive list of the top 10 jams each summer that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor Day; crank up these hits and feel the heat.
These hot tunes are ranked based on each track's performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the summer. For the period of 1991 and before, prior to the advent of Nielsen Music radio monitoring and point-of-sales data, the rankings are based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. For the years corresponding with Nielsen Music data, 1992 onward, the rankings are based on accumulated radio and sales points, and points from other data sets that were included in the Hot 100 during those respective years.