Here Are the Frontrunners for Song of the Summer 2015
We can always count on multiple things when it comes to summer. Pool parties, barbecues, big-time blockbusters, vacation and — of course — the song(s) of the summer. Getting a head start on claiming the tunes we won’t be able to get out of our head from now until after Labor Day is Pandora, releasing its list of the potential summer anthems. Don’t press play just yet; they may not be exactly what you’d expect.
Pandora determined the songs they believe are sure to be staples on every road trip and blasting at all the parties and beaches this summer by dipping into its bank of music user data. The music streaming company determined the 12 songs that you’ll be getting turnt up to by looking at insights around listener data and knowledge from Pandora’s Music Maker Group. So while we’ve been busy streaming the “Pretty Girls,” “Bad Blood” and “Feeling Myself” music videos nonstop, those three didn’t actually make the cut. Wait… what? How?! (Besides Taylor, who we know is not the biggest fan of Pandora or its frenemy Spotify…)
Leaving those three Brit HQ favorites off, the “songs of summer” playlist mixes EDM, hip hop and country tunes, all with upbeat tempos, catchy lyrics and addictive beats. It’s time to get the party started, but the question remains — are these your personal summer faves?
Pandora’s Top 12 Songs of Summer
1. David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
2. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
3. Jason Derulo, “Want to Want Me”
4. Kid Ink featuring Dej Loaf, “Be Real”
5. Kendrick Lamar, “King Kunta”
6. Major Lazer, “Lean On”
7. Omi, “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
8. Skrillex + Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now”
9. Tove Lo, “Talking Body”
10. Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again”
11. Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
12. Lee Brice, “Girls in Bikinis”
Which song do you think will be the song of the summer this year? Let us know in the comments.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!