The Six is officially on the music-making legends map. Or at least we think it’s official, now that Billboard has named the song of the summer, and — no big surprise here — Drake‘s “One Dance” is it.
C’mon, admit it. You’ve jammed out to the song on the patios, in your cars, while jogging and walking, and during your own little impromptu dance sessions at your house. We know we have.
Drizzy’s song, which also features WizKid and Kyla, pretty much ran the race all summer, coming in on top of the Songs of the Summer survey for 14 weeks this year. That makes it the third song in the past 10 years to be on top from the start to finish, according to Billboard. Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” did it in 2010, while Iggy Azalea‘s song “Fancy” held that honour in 2014.
Coming in second place this year is Justin Timberlake with “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which he did in conjunction with the upcoming Trolls film release. The singer is no stranger to that position, since back in the day N’Sync managed to be a 2000 runner-up with “It’s Gonna Be Me” on this same chart to Matchbox Twenty’s first-place “Bent.” (Does anyone actually remember “Bent?”)
While Drake may be on top album-wise, it’s JT who may have the last laugh. During the same 14-week summer stretch he had more sales than Drake. So far since the song’s release there have been more than two million downloads; those sales are expected to grow even more when Trolls is released in November. Basically, we shouldn’t count JT out yet.
Drake’s rumoured gal Rihanna, Sia, Calvin Harris and Adele round out some of this summer’s other top artists.
It’s like Drake always said: he started from the bottom now he’s here.