Well, at least it isn’t “Bad Blood.”
According to Billboard, Felix Jaehn’s remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader” is the official Song of the Summer based on its chart performance. The three-year-old mix of an even older song spent six non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 this year. Incidentally, I do not understand the pants-wetting love people have for a song so gentle and cloying it sounds like Raffi, but then that is why I left it off my personal list of 2015 summer jams. It’s a free country; you assemble your Summer of 2015 playlist however you see fit.
5. Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
4. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
3. Taylor Swift “Bad Blood”
2. Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
1. OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehan Remix)”
Kind of a shitty summer for pop music. After spending all summer unable to avoid them, I wouldn’t mind if I never heard any of these songs again. Let’s make 2016 better.