Which hit single is the early favorite to take home the crown of Song of the Summer 2020? Will DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch — presently No. 1 on the weekly Songs of the Summer chart — prevail? Could there be a surprise contender that hasn’t even be released yet? What about another current hit that could stage a return? Anything is possible!
On a special edition of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses what could end up as the Song of the Summer 2020. Plus, co-hosts Jason and Keith detail how Billboard compiles its annual Songs of the Summer chart, and they take a look back at the top Song of the Summer for each year from 2009 through 2019.
The past decade saw everyone from a true one-hit wonder snare the Song of the Summer title to a global superstar capture the honor (twice!). Sprinkled alongside those two acts were a chart-topping pop diva, a party-ready dance duo, a nearly all-Spanish smash single from a trio of artists, and “maybe” one of the biggest earworm songs ever.
The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard’s senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and senior director, music, Jason Lipshutz every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)