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2015's Song of the Summer Underdog: Girls' Generation's "Party" Wins!

Singles from major artists were vying all summer to earn their spot among the season's biggest jams. With summer 2015 officially in the books, here's who you crowned the champ

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WINNER: Girls' Generation, "Party"

UPDATE (9/23): Wow! After nearly 85,000 votes, Girls' Generation's beach jam "Party" has been voted Fuse's official 2015 Song of the Summer among a slew of other major underdogs that were all on the cusp of becoming humongous hits. Congratulate the ladies and get back in the summer mood with the feel-good "Party" video above.

Elsewhere in the battle, Diplo's posse cut "Doctor Pepper" featuring CLRiff Raff and OG Maco made the runner-up slot. Jake Miller's breakout hit "Rumors" was third, Carly Rae Jepsen's addictive "Run Away With Me" was fourth while Prince Royce's all-star collab "Back It Up" with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull rounds out the Top 5. Click on for all of summer 2015's most underrated anthems.

The K-pop phenoms' new single sounds like a combo of past summer anthems (Katy Perry's "California Gurls," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"), but with the added bonus of girl group gloss. If the sunny single doesn't hook you, Girls' Generation's tropical video will.

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2nd Place: Diplo, CL, OG Maco & Riff Raff, "Doctor Pepper"

The first taste of the K-pop superstar's upcoming English album was this slick, ATL hip hop-inspired cut that featured CL rapping alongside OG Maco and Riff Raff over a Diplo beat. Unexpected? Yes, but the buzz track is already getting radio play stateside. 

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3rd Place: Jake Miller, "Rumors"

"Rumors" single sounds like a feel-good summer hit and the rising 22-year-old's mix of pop and hip hops ups it appeal that much more. Plus, that flute hook is unstoppable.

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4th Place: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Run Away With Me"

She had the Song of the Summer in 2012 with "Call Me Maybe," who's to say that Carly Rae Jepsen's new single "Run Away With Me"—one of the best pop songs of the year—can't do the same?

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5th Place: Prince Royce, Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, "Back It Up"

Summer is the time tropical music flourishes and the dancehall-inspired new single from bachata sensation Prince Royce is a can't-miss contender for summer anthems. Adding J.Lo and Pitbull on the track just make it that much more irresistible and yet another reason Royce rules right now.

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Everyone Else... Fifth Harmony, "Worth It"

"Worth It" is the act's biggest single to date, not to mention the biggest single for a girl group since 2009. The song continues to rise on radio (No. 10 this week) and we think a major TV gig or live performance could not only certify the pop jam as a summer anthem, but truly solidify Fifth Harmony's place in the pop scene.

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5 Seconds of Summer, "She's Kinda Hot"

Remember the good ole days when the Killers and My Chemical Romance soundtracked our summers? The 5 Seconds of Summer boys' new single has strong MCR vibes, and the track has refused to leave iTunes' Top 10 chart since its release.

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Demi Lovato, "Cool for the Summer"

The song's title gives it a seasonal expiration date, but this flirtatious tune is like a bolder, fresher version of Katy Perry's 2012 summer anthem "I Kissed a Girl" to put it in good company. It's got a strong start so far, hanging out in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 too. We have a feeling the release of the super-sexy and empowering music video will get everyone talking and buying Demi's new single.

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Austin Mahone, "Dirty Work"

Rising pop star Austin Mahone has another slick, throwback-inspired single that previews his debut full-length album. There's touches of Michael Jackson's "Black or White," which adds a classic feel-good element to the modern beat. 

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Selena Gomez, "Good for You"

Selena Gomez showed off a new, hip hop-inspired sound with "Good for You" featuring A$AP Rocky. And fans have responded in big ways: The cut is already a Top 10 hit and has remained hovering towards the top of the iTunes chart since its release, but it doesn't feel like it's penetrated past hardcore Selenators and pop lovers. Is it just a matter of time until it's everywhere?

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Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj, "All Eyes on You"

Last summer, Nicki's "Anaconda" was inescapable. For 2015, she's using the season to support boyfriend/fiancé/not fiancé Meek Mill for this new single that could break the MC big time. The song is making a slow and steady climb up the Hot 100, currently at No. 28 in its fourth week on the chart.

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Little Mix, "Black Magic"

The U.K. girl group's latest is already a summer anthem across the pond (it's No. 1 in England right now), so it feels like only a matter of time until Little Mix's jam will creep onto radio stateside.

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Pia Mia, "Do It Again" ft. Chris Brown & Tyga

This tropical pop gem is helping break the 19-year-old onto hip-hop/R&B radio, thanks to cameos from Chris Brown and Tyga. But we think the rising hit (it's hovering in the bottom half of the Billboard Hot 100 right now) has a chance to obliterate the competition (Pia Mia's voice draws comparisons to pop darling Ariana Grande) if Top 40 radio takes bite.

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Big Sean, Kanye West & John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"

Big Sean's had a huge year with the guest-heavy Dark Sky Paradise. One of its biggest (and most sentimental) tracks appears to be hitting a sentiment with summer listeners as it begins to make ins on R&B and hip-hop radio. The touching "One Man Can Change the World" is a stirring number, right in line with Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again"—currently the top contender for Song of the Summer 2015.

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Halsey, "Ghost"

The rising star's sultry "Ghost" video dropped right at the start of the summer and should continue bubbling throughout the summer as Halsey continues working the summer festival circuit. It should only be a matter of time until the world takes notice of "Ghost."

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Omarion, French Montana & Kid Ink, "I'm Up"

With the slightest hint of those addictive synths we heard in last year's song of the summer "Fancy," Omarion's latest plays off that same West Coast feel, but is now offering the masculine point of view. The former B2K member's "Post to Be" is already one of the biggest hits of the year and now "I'm Up" feels ready for summer domination.

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Meghan Trainor & John Legend, "Like I'm Gonna Lose You"

Every summer has its go-to love ballad and Meghan Trainor's latest seems primed to be that this year. The John Legend duet "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" got a big boost from its heartwarming music video, but its mix of classic pop balladry with a little bit of twanginess makes us think it has a bigger destiny this summer.

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Game & Drake, "100"

Drake is more or less untouchable in the rap world right now and this slick cut is slowly burning to become a major hit for him and Game. It slayed Twitter when it originally dropped (hitting No. 10 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart) and we don't think people are going to stop spinning the song anytime soon.

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Bea Miller, "Fire N Gold"

The promising newcomer's new single has been buzzing for a hot minute and we still think this is the song to break Bea onto the mainstream. 

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Jidenna & Kendrick Lamar, "Classic Man"

Jidenna's super-hot "Classic Man" was has been making waves since this spring, but the Fuse Favorite's breakout single might very catapult the track to summer-classic status thanks to a new remix with Kendrick Lamar that came out this month.

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