Now that Harry Styles’ “As It Was” has been declared the Billboard Song of the Summer for 2022 — check out the final chart here — we’re taking a look back to 2010 and beyond for the biggest songs of summers past. But which is your all-time favorite?
In Billboard‘s very first Song of the Summer Face-Off bracket game (vote between our top two below!), music fans are picking the songs that instantly bring back summer vibes. All these songs ended up in the top 10 on Billboard‘s seasonal Songs of the Summer chart, from Katy Perry’s West Coast anthem “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg (2010’s No. 1), to last summer’s silky-smooth chart-topper “Butter” by BTS.
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We said farewell to those songs in a previous round, and now we’re down to our top two. It’s a Battle of the Brits between Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” “Watermelon Sugar” was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and ended the summer of 2020 as No. 6 on our Songs of the Summer chart. “Rolling in the Deep,” meanwhile, was a seven-week Hot 100 No. 1 and ended the summer of 2011 as No. 3 on Songs of the Summer.
So who will emerge as the Song of the Summer Face-Off champ from this superstar top two? That’s up to you! Vote in our final match-up below. Voting closes on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 27) at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.