Just in time for the official start of summer tomorrow (June 21), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, heats up on Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart, claiming the top spot with a 3-1 rise. The track spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The 10-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The top song of the summer will be revealed on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Having ranked at No. 1 on the weekly Hot 100 not just since Memorial Day but for five frames until last week, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, took an early lead in the running for Billboard’s top song of this summer, ranking at No. 1 on last week’s Songs of the Summer survey. It falls to No. 2 on the seasonal list this week.
With “Hold” having peaked on the Hot 100, however, and “Blurred Lines” still gaining strongly in momentum, the latter tune appears, early on, to be in prime position in the quest for the summer’s eventual top track.
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” also featuring Pharrell, ranks at No. 3 on this week’s Songs of the Summer chart, followed by Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” No. 4 and Florida Georgia Line’s summer-appropriate “Cruise,” featuring Nelly, at No. 5.
Check out this week’s Songs of the Summer ranking in its entirety in the Billboard.com charts menu.