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Pandora wants to help you figure out your favorite songs of the summer

Will it be Rihanna? Zayn?


Christine Friar


Published May 26, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:16 pm CDT

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and you know what that means: The battle for song of summer 2016 is about to begin. 

If you don’t have a horse in the race just yet, don’t worry, Pandora has compiled a list of its top 15 predictions. The songs were selected using “a combination of Pandora and Next Big Sound data,” plus the “trajectory of station adds, spins and thumbs, and insights from [experts].”

In no particular order, they are:  

While only one song will get to be the champion, you can rest assured Top 40 radio will burn all of them into your brain regardless.

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*First Published: May 26, 2016, 4:55 pm CDT