Still Summer '16: Drake's 'One Dance' Holds Lead for Song of the Summer
About two-thirds of the way through summer, the track (featuring WizKid & Kyla) has topped the Songs of the Summer chart in each of the chart's first 10 weeks. Plus, on the rise: Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul.
Long past July 4th fireworks and now into the more sweltering heat (and higher air-conditioning bills) of August, Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, continues to be the hottest song of the summer of 2016. Over the first 10 weeks of Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart, the track has ranked at No. 1 each week.
So, at about two-thirds of the way through summer, the collab, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 total weeks (and now ranks at No. 2), continues to set the pace among summer's biggest hits so far.
The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day. At the end of the season, the top song of the summer will be crowned.
Rounding out the Songs of the Summer top five, Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" ranks at No. 2, followed by The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya (No. 3), Desiigner's "Panda" (No. 4) and Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna (No. 5).
Just outside the Songs of the Summer top five, Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, ranks at No. 6. Notably, it's zoomed from No. 19 when the list made its annual relaunch in June. At No. 1 on the weekly Hot 100 for a third week, "Thrills" should challenge for further lofty placement on Songs of the Summer over the chart's final few weeks.
Meanwhile, the three youngest hits on Songs of the Summer are Meghan Trainor's "Me Too" (No. 16, five weeks) and two more contenders from Drake: "Controlla" (No. 18, five weeks) and "Too Good," featuring Rihanna (new at No. 20).
What will emerge as the winner for top song of the summer? Keep checking out the Songs of the Summer chart, week-by-week, on Billboard.com.