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Google searches and YouTube streams reveal the songs of the summer

The top song on Google Trends probably won’t surprise you.


Rae Votta


The idea of a “song of the summer” is hotly debated, relatively subjective, and completely unofficial, but Google has released data from three of its major services to help identify the statistical ruler of the summer music season.

Google Trends, Google Play and YouTube have all released lists of the most searched-for or streamed songs between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the U.S. Across the board, the clearly dominant track is Fetty Wap‘s “Trap Queen,” which ranked second on YouTube and Google Play and first in Google Trends.

Other tracks that made appearances across all three lists include OMI’s “Cheerleader” and The Weeknd’s “The Hills.” 

Dance hit “Watch Me” by Silento dominated the YouTube chart because of its viral status, made possible by YouTube network Dance On earlier this year. Across the board, hip hop dominated the three charts, grabbing more than half of the top 20 spots of the genre, according to Google.

Here are the full track lists from all three services.

Google Trends

Top 10 artists in top searches on Google in the U.S. between Memorial Day and Labor Day

  1. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  2. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
  3. OMI – Cheerleader
  4. The Weeknd – The Hills
  5. Rachel Platten – Fight Song
  6. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  7. David Guetta – Hey Mama
  8. T-Wayne – Nasty Freestyle
  9. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  10. Jessie J – Flashlight

Google Play

Top 10 streamed songs on Google Play Music in the U.S. between Memorial Day and Labor Day

  1. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)   
  2. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  3. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack)       
  4. WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance  
  5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud 
  6. Flo Rida – GDFR (feat. Sage The Gemini & Lookas)          
  7. OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)
  8. Skrillex & Diplo – Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber)
  9. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  10. The Weeknd – The Hills


Top 10 streamed songs, including official videos and claimed versions, in the U.S. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Combined U.S. views from both official music videos and fan uploads.

  1. Silento – Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
  2. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Universal Pictures Film Music
  4. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
  5. OMI – Cheerleader – Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit
  6. The Weeknd – The Hills
  7. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
  8. T-Wayne – Nasty Freestyle
  9. Omarion – Post To Be (feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko)
  10. Fetty Wap – My Way (feat. Monty)

Screengreen via Harlem Fetty/YouTube

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