It’s officially summer! Whether you’re on break from school or sneaking out of work to take a trip to the beach, there will always be those songs that form the soundtrack to your summer. We asked the brains behind your favorite SiriusXM channels to make their predictions on this year’s Songs of Summer.

Then we asked Debatable hosts Mark Goodman and Alan Light from our all-music talk channel VOLUME (Ch. 106) to debate which of the songs would be the ubiquitous Summer 2017 anthem. Listen to the tracks below and see if you agree with Mark and Alan!

Ch. 2

  • Song: There’s Nothing Holding Me Back
  • Artist: Shawn Mendes
  • What Makes It Song of the Summer: Has the voice and sound that emulates summer vibes
  • Perfect For: The first party of the summer with friends somewhere sunny and relaxing
  • Other Songs from Shawn Mendes To Check Out: Treat You Better, Mercy, Stitches


Ch. 51

  • Song: Particula
  • Artist: Major Lazer feat. Nasty C, Jidenna, Patoranking & Ice Prince
  • What Makes It Song of the Summer: A song to help take your party to the next level
  • Perfect For: Summer nights!
  • Other Songs from Major Lazer To Check Out: Run UpCold Water, Powerful


 

Ch. 56

  • Song: Fix A Drink
  • Artist: Chris Janson
  • What Makes It Song of the Summer: Great up-tempo record about not worrying about all the things happening in the world and, instead, just fixing a drink!
  • Perfect For: Outdoor partying, on the boat, at the lake, etc!
  • Other Songs from Chris Janson To Check Out: Buy Me A Boat and Holdin’ Her


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Ch. 36

  • Song: Feel It Still
  • Artist: Portugal. The Man
  • What Makes It Song of the Summer: Perfect blend of alternative and funk that could be on repeat at a BBQ party and nobody would have a problem with it
  • Perfect For: BBQing in your backyard with family and friends
  • Other Songs from Portugal. The Man To Check Out: Purple Yellow Red and Blue and Modern Jesus


Ch. 37

  • Song: Anti-Everything
  • Artist: Ded
  • What Makes It Song of the Summer: It truly is anti-everything! It’s an anthem about free thinking, being completely frustrated with everything around you, and about wanting to be an individual. Freedom and summer go hand in hand!
  • Perfect For: A much-needed bolt of energy during a long road trip
  • Other Songs from Ded To Check Out: FMFY

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