The Songs of Summer: 2016 Edition

11 summer songs currently reaching for that elusive No. 1 summer jam status

Even if you don’t particularly care for pop music – confession: it’s a guilty pleasure – you’ve got to admit that there’s something about pop music in the summer that is downright infectious.

Maybe it’s because if you turn your local Top 40 radio station on you’re likely to hear the same five songs every hour? Or maybe it’s just because the general fun factor of summertime lends itself to embracing some fun, silly and sometimes absolutely stupid music.

However, there’s always that one song that somehow seeps so far into the cultural consciousness that it becomes “The Song of the Summer” or, better yet, “The No. 1 Summer Jam.”

The No. 1 Summer jam embodies the feeling of summer. It’s the one you’ll listen to in 10 years and still remember how amazing that particular summer was.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a bona fide No. 1 Summer Jam. Here are 11 songs currently vying for that elusive title for the Summer of 2016.

1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 10/10
Annoyance Factor: 0/10
HSS Approval Rating: High

2. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 8/10
Annoyance Factor: 5/10
HSS Approval Rating: High

3. Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 8/10
Annoyance Factor:4/10
HSS Approval Rating: High

4. “Don’t Let Me Down” by Chainsmokers ft. Daya

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 7/10
Annoyance Factor: 4/10
HSS Approval Rating: Moderate

5. “Me, Myself and I” by G-Eazy ft. Bebe Rexha

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 5/10
Annoyance Factor: 7/10
HSS Approval Rating: Moderate

6. “Just Like Fire” by Pink

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 7/10
Annoyance Factor: 3/10
HSS Approval Rating: Moderate

7. “Close” by Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 5/10
Annoyance Factor: 5/10
HSS Approval Rating: Moderate

8. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 4/10
Annoyance Factor: 9/10
HSS Approval Rating: Low

9. “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 5/10
Annoyance Factor: 6/10
HSS Approval Rating: Moderate

10. “Cake by The Ocean” by DNCE

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 3/10
Annoyance Factor: 9/10
HSS Approval Rating: Low

11. “7 Years” by Lukas Graham

No. 1 Summer Jam Potential: 0/10
Annoyance Factor: 10/10
HSS Approval Rating: Low

MORE MUSIC: The HSS Summer All Year Long Playlist

Thanks for reading and happy Fourth of July!

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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