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Find Out What the Most Popular Summer Song Was the Year You Were Born

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Music Editor
Updated: 17 July 2017
Every year there’s one track that becomes the song of the summer.

Take Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s hit song ‘Despacito’ featuring Justin Bieber.

It’s definitely in the running as this year’s contender.

The kind folk at Billboard have compiled a list of the top 10 songs from every summer based on data from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Check out the full list of each year’s number one song below.

The only snag is it only goes as far back as 1958 so for anyone over 59 – sorry.

For everyone else, enjoy!

The number one summer song from 1958 to 2016:

1958: ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré)’ – Domenico Modugno

1959: ‘Lonely Boy’ – Paul Anka

1960: ‘I’m Sorry’ – Brenda Lee

1961: ‘Tossin’ And Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis

1962: ‘Roses Are Red (My Love)’ – Bobby Vinton

1963: ‘Fingertips – Pt. 2’ – Little Stevie Wonder

1964: ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ – The Supremes

1965: ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ – The Rolling Stones

1966: ‘Wild Thing’ – The Troggs

1967: ‘Light My Fire’ – The Doors

1968: ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’ – Herb Alpert

1969: ‘In The Year 2525’ – Zager & Evans

1970: ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’ – Carpenters

1971: ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ – Bee Gees

1972: ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ – Gilbert O’Sullivan

1973: ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ – Jim Croce

1974: ‘Annie’s Song’ – John Denver

1975: ‘One of These Nights’ – Eagles

1976: ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ – Elton John and Kiki Dee

1977: ‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’ – Andy Gibb

1978: ‘Shadow Dancing’ – Andy Gibb

1979: ‘Bad Girls’ – Donna Summer

1980: ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’ – Billy Joel

1981: ‘Jessie’s Girl’ – Rick Springfield

1982: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – Survivor

1983: ‘Every Breath You Take’ – The Police

1984: ‘When Doves Cry’ – Prince

1985: ‘Shout’ – Tears For Fears

1986: ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ – Madonna

1987: ‘Alone’ – Heart

1988: ‘Roll With It’ – Steve Winwood

1989: ‘Right Here Waiting’ – Richard Marx

1990: ‘Vision of Love’ – Mariah Carey

1991: ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ – Bryan Adams

1992: ‘Baby Got Back’ – Sir Mix-A-Lot

1993: ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love with You’ – UB40

1994: ‘I Swear’ – All-4-One

1995: ‘Waterfalls’ – TLC

1996: ‘Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)’ – Los Del Rio

1997: ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans feat. 112

1998: ‘The Boy is Mine’ – Brandy & Monica

1999: ‘Genie in a Bottle’ – Christina Aguilera

2000: ‘Bent’ – Matchbox Twenty

2001: ‘U Remind Me’ – Usher

2002: ‘Hot In Herre’ – Nelly

2003: ‘Crazy in Love’ – Beyoncé feat. JAY-Z

2004: ‘Confessions Part II’ – Usher

2005: ‘We Belong Together’ – Mariah Carey

2006: ‘Promiscuous’ – Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland

2007: ‘Umbrella’ – Rihanna feat. JAY-Z

2008: ‘I Kissed a Girl’ – Katy Perry

2009: ‘I Gotta Feeling’ – The Black Eyed Peas

2010: ‘California Gurls’ – Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

2011: ‘Party Rock Anthem’ – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

2012: ‘Call Me Maybe’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

2013: ‘Blurred Lines’ – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell

2014: ‘Fancy’ – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

2015: ‘Cheerleader’ – OMI

2016: ‘One Dance’ – Drake feat. WizKid and Kyla