If this season felt a little more cheerful than usual, that's because the official top song of the summer had a lot of pep to it. Following Labor Day, summer has (unofficially) come to an end, and Jamaican singer OMI has nabbed the lucrative song of the summer title for 2015, following Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" in 2014 and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in 2013.
"Cheerleader" bested Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" and more to become the best performing song in the U.S. for summer 2015, Billboard reports. The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" and Silento's "Watch Me" round out the top five songs of the summer.
The industry tracking website tallies the points from the Hot 100 from Memorial Day to Labor Day (the unofficial length of summer) to define what the song of the summer is.
For most of the summer, it seemed as though Khalifa's spring hit "See You Again" would carry over to become the song of the summer. The Furious 7 track topped the Hot 100 for 12 weeks and led the summer songs chart for 13 of its 15 weeks. However, as time dragged on and summer came to a close, the sunny beats of "Cheerleader" helped push OMI to have the song of the summer.
Songs of the Summer, 2015:
01. OMI, "Cheerleader"
02. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
03. Taylor Swift, "Bad Blood"
04. The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"
05. Silento, "Watch Me"