Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber — “Despacito”: With 16 weeks spent atop the Hot 100, this reggaeton smash wasn’t just the song of summer in 2017. It was the song of the year, full stop.
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road”: Sub in “19 weeks,” “country trap smash” and “2019” above, and you get the point here.
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — “Señorita”: This flirty Latin pop bop from the dating duet partners only spent one week at the top in 2019, but the sultry vibe of the track sure made it worthy of the summer months.
Brandy & Monica — “The Boy Is Mine”: The sentiment behind this 1998 hit, which pitted the two R&B sensations against one another over a man, may feel a bit retrograde in hindsight, but the 13 weeks it spent at No. 1 that summer certainly aren’t anything to fight over.
Christina Aguilera — “Genie in a Bottle”: For five weeks in late summer 1999, it was all about Xtina and her irresistible debut track. A real wish come true.