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2018'S SUMMER SIZZLERS

With summer just around the corner, the bids for this year's song of the summer are in. Spotify and Apple Music both weighed in with an unsurprising consensus on some top hits and a couple audibles thrown in from each.

Both streameries selected their contenders based off metrics like the song's momentum, its engagement on their key playlists, chart performance and good ol' intuition among other factors.

SPOTIFY'S PICKS:
Cardi B f/Bad Bunny & J Balvin's "I Like It"
Childish Gambino's "This Is America"
Calvin Harris f/ Dua Lipa's "One Kiss"
Khalid f/6LACK & Ty Dolla $ign's "OTW"
Pharell Williams & Camila Cabello's "Sangria Wine"
Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up"
Drake's "Nice For What"
Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes"
Bad Wolves' "Zombie"
Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry"
KYLE f/Kehlani's "Playinwitme "
Post Malone f/Nicki Minaj's "Ball For Me"
Anne-Marie's"2002"
AJR's "Burn the House Down"
Clean Bandit f/Demi Lovato's "Solo"
Shawn Mendes f/Khalid's "Youth"

APPLE'S PICKS
Pharell Williams & Camila Cabello's "Sangria Wine"
Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry"
Clean Bandit f/Demi Lovato's "Solo"
Calvin Harris f/Dua Lipa's "One Kiss"
Post Malone's "Better Now"
Dennis Lloyd's "Nevermind"
Jennifer Lopez f/DJ Khaled & Cardi B's "Dinero"
lovelytheband's "broken"
Shawn Mendes & Khalid's "Youth"
Yuno's "No Going Back"
Foster The People's "Sit Next To Me"
The Driver Era's "Preacher Man"
Bazzi's "Beautiful"
AJR's "Burn The House Down"
Khalid f/6LACK & Ty Dolla $ign's "OTW"
Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi's "Guatamala"
Childish Gambino's "This Is America
J. Cole's "KOD"
G Flip's "Killing My Time"
Cash Cash f/ABir's "Finest Hour"
Cardi B f/J Balvin & Bad Bunny's "I Like It"
Quinn Lewis' "Weekend Luv"
BTS' "Fake Love"
NOTD f/Bea Miller's "I Wanna Know"
Walk The Moon's "Kamikaze"
Lil Baby's "Yes Indeed"
Tom Walker's "Leave A Light On"
Khalid & Normani's "Love Lies"
Rich The Kid's "Plug Walk"
Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up"
Sigala's "Lullaby"
Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams"
Louis The Child's "Better Not"
Famous Dex's "Japan"
Rita Ora f/Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charlie XCX's "Girls"
Bebe Rexha "2 Souls On Fire"
SZA's "Garden"
Nicky Jam's "X"
KYLE f/Alessia Cara's "Babies"
Alina Baraz's "I Don't Even Know Why Though"
Nicky Jam f/Will Smith & Era Estrefi's "Live It Up"

Check out Apple's Songs of the Summer playlist here, and Spotify's over here.

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