Songs of Summer 2016 Mixtape w/ Drake, Rihanna, JT and more


Songs of Summer

By Jack Barnes

With Memorial Day weekend behind us, summer is officially here! To kick off the best season of the year, the experts at Pandora have predicted the songs that will be the soundtrack to summer.  These include the newest tracks from superstars like Drake, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake, as well newcomers Desiigner, Grace, Flume and more. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.

Pandora has also created a Songs of Summer 2016 Mixtape where you can listen to this Summer’s biggest hits in one place:

The songs were selected based on a combination of Pandora and Next Big Sound data—trajectory of station adds, spins and thumbs, and insights from our expert musicologists.

Pandora’s Songs of Summer 2016:

Combined, the Songs of Summer already have over 400 million spins. Here are some stats for the top five songs:

  • “One Dance” has had over 9 million spins and 700K thumbs up last week alone.
  • “Panda” has had over 7.8 million spins and 484K thumbs up last week alone.
  • “Needed Me” has had over 5.8 million spins and 750 thumbs up last week alone.
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” has had over 5.7 million spins and 238K thumbs up last week alone.
  • “This Is What You Came For” has had over 4.6 million spins and 172K thumbs up last week alone.


Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans. | Pandora Blog | Pandora LinkedIn | @PandoraPulse

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