Can you name a decade’s worth of the biggest songs of the summer? Test your trivia knowledge by revisiting the biggest songs of the season from 2010 to 2019. Hint: Drake is responsible for more than one.
“California Gurls” – Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
A prototypical song of the summer, “California Gurls” was a massive hit for Katy and Snoop in 2010.
“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Remember LMFAO? The uncle-nephew duo became a one-hit wonder in 2011.
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
Jepsen would become a cult-favored pop star later in the decade, but in 2012, it was all about “Call Me Maybe.”
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
This track, which sparked controversy when it was released with its racy lyrics, ruled the radio in summer 2013.
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Fancy” will be remembered more as the song that largely introduced Iggy Azalea to the public consciousness in 2014.
“Cheerleader” – OMI
This became a feel-good hit (and a breakout for OMI) upon its release in 2015.
“One Dance” – Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla
Drake is a song-of-summer king. He struck gold in 2016 with the dance hall vibes of “One Dance.”
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
The bilingual force-of-nature song broke records all over the place in its unprecedented 2017 run.
“In My Feelings” – Drake
After a year that also included hit singles “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What,” “In My Feelings” became a viral smash and eventually the song of the summer in 2018.
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Sitting on the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 17 weeks (at time of publication), Lil Nas X’s country-trap sensation broke the previous Billboard record set in 1996 by Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1.
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