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 CL, Riff 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.
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?
"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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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