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Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s ‘I Like It’ Is Frontrunner For Song of the Summer

Halfway through the charting period (seven weeks in) for Billboard's 2018 Songs of the Summer race, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" takes over at the summit, spending its first week at…

Halfway through the charting period (seven weeks in) for Billboard‘s 2018 Songs of the Summer race, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” takes over at the summit, spending its first week at No. 1, on the chart dated July 21.

The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 9 through Sept. 8). At the end of the season, the top song of the summer will be crowned.

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“Like” led the Hot 100 dated July 7 and rebounds 3-2 on the latest, July 21-dated list. The song supplants Drake‘s “Nice for What,” now at No. 2 on the Songs of the Summer survey, after four weeks on top. Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, at No. 3, has also led the seasonal survey this year, for two weeks.

The turnover at the top of the Songs of the Summer chart contrasts to that of 2017, when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, reigned for all fourteen weeks of the ranking’s measurement span.

Elsewhere in the top five of the current Songs of the Summer chart are more Drake and Cardi B: Drake’s “God’s Plan” ranks at No. 4 and Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, places at No. 5.

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.