Wiz Khalifa-led songs of the summer chart returns to Billboard.com

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It may have seemed impossible in many parts of the U.S. buried under sheets of snow over the winter, but warm weather has, indeed, finally returned. And, with it comes an annual rite as fun as putting away down jackets and replacing them with coats of sunscreen: predicting what will be the top song of the summer.

Now, we can begin officially making our way toward the answer, as Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer chart returns to Billboard.com.

Billboard's Summer Songs Chart

The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally (up from 10 in years past) tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day. At the end of the season, the top song of the summer will be crowned.

Billboard's Summer Songs 1985-2014

First, a few flashbacks: Powered by her buzzy arrival, and Charli XCX's irresistible hook, Iggy Azalea's debut smash "Fancy" earned top song of the summer honors for 2014. In 2013, fueled by its racy video and record radio audience levels, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, won the title. Other winners this decade: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (2012); LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (2011); and, fittingly, Katy Perry's beach-centric "California Girls," featuring Snoop Dogg (2010).

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Wiz Khalifa-led songs of the summer chart returns to Billboard.com
PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Jan. 19, 2006 - Actor PAUL WALKER stars in ' 2 Fast 2 Furious ''. (Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com via Alamy)
FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker's daughter Meadow Rain Walker will live with her mother and a nanny, a court appointed attorney told a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner during a hearing on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Commissioner David Cowan dismissed a guardianship proceeding over the 15-year-old after hearing details about who will care for her. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
U.S. actor Paul Walker wears a creation from the Colcci summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Actors Paul Walker, left, and Vin Diesel pose for photographers after they won the award for best on-screen team for their work in the film "The Fast and the Furious" at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 1, 2002. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Actor Paul Walker smiles during the National Geographic Channel panel for "Second Annual Expedition Week" at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Wednesday, July 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actor Paul Walker, left, appears on stage during a taping for MTV's 'Total Request Live' show at the MTV Times Square Studios, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
In this Nov. 30, 2013 photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, shows the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole in Valencia, Calif. Crash investigators have determined that the car carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend Roger Rodas. A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report told The Associated Press that it concluded unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash. The person requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff)
A fan writes messages on a giant poster during a memorial rally and car cruise in Valencia, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 to remember actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery car crash last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Messages on a helmet is placed at a memorial rally and car cruise in Valencia, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 to remember actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery car crash last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Sept. 21, 2005 - Westwood, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Into The Blue' Los Angeles Premiere held at Mann's Village Theatre. (Cre
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Oct 09, 2006; Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Flags Of Our Fathers' Los Angeles Premiere held at the Academy Of Motion
Actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie " Fast and Furious 5", in Rome Friday, April 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Sept. 1, 2001 - Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England - PAUL WALKER.ACTOR..DEAUVILLE, FRANCE.01/09/2001.BM4A28C(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Apr 24, 2011 - Moscow, Russia - Actor PAUL WALKER attends the premier of Russian Premier of Fast & Furious 5 (Fast Five) in Oktyabr cinema theatre of Moscow. (Credit Image: © PhotoXpress/ZUMAPRESS.com)
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Nov. 26, 2003 - Westwood, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Timeline' World Premiere, benefitting Hollygrove, held at Mann National The
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel attend the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
Cast members from Universal Pictures' "The Fast and the Furious," from left, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez, arrive at the world premiere of the film Monday, June 18, 2001, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Weeks)
Actors Paul Walker, left, and Vin Diesel pose for photographers after they won the award for best on-screen team for their work in the film "The Fast and the Furious" at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 1, 2002. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
In this film publicity still released by Universal Pictures, Paul Walker, left, and Vin Diesel, are shown in a scene from "Fast & Furious." Universal Pictures has delayed the release of “Fast & Furious 7” for almost a year following the death of Paul Walker. The studio announced early Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, that the “Fast & Furious” sequel will be released in April 2015, instead of July next year. Shooting on the film was about midway through when the 40-year-old Walker died in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jaimie Trueblood)
Vin Diesel arrives at the LA Premiere of the "Fast & Furious 6" at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, from left, from the cast of "Fast & Furious" present the award for breakthrough performance at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision /AP)
Vin Diesel, left, Paul Walker, center, and Jordana Brewster, cast members in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 6," take part in a Q&A session on the film at CinemaCon 2013 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, from left, from the cast of "Fast & Furious" present the award for breakthrough performance at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision /AP)
U.S. actor Paul Walker waves during an event to promote his new film "Fast and Furious" in Mexico City, Friday, March. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Actress Michelle Rodriguez arrives for the UK Premiere of Fast & Furious, in London's Leicester Square, Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Actress Jordana Brewster arrives for the UK Premiere of Fast & Furious, in London's Leicester Square, Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Cast member Paul Walker arrives at the premiere of "Fast & Furious" in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster are seen filming 'Fast & Furious 7' on June 02, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Caleb Walker is seen filming 'Fast & Furious 7' on June 02, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker racing against each other in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 6: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor Paul Walker poses at Woolloomooloo on September 6, 2001 in Sydney, Australia. Walker is in Sydney to promote his new film 'Fast and Furious'. (Photo by Sam Ruttyn/Newspix/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Actor Paul Walker attends 'The Fast and the Furious' Westwood Premiere on June 18, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Schauspieler Vin Diesel Stellt Den Kinofilm 'The Fast And The Furious' In Hamburg Vor . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Tara Reid (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Michelle Rodriguez, Rob Cohen, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese (L) and Paul Walker attend the world premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' on June 3, 2003 at Universal Studios, Hollywood. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese, Devon Aoki and Paul Walker arrive at the premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese (L) and Paul Walker arrive at the premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Paul Walker during The World Premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON - JUNE 9: American actors Paul Walker and Eva Mendes arrive at the UK premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Warner Brothers Cinema West End on June 9, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 9: American actors Paul Walker and Eva Mendes arrive at the UK premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Warner Brothers Cinema West End on June 9, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Eva Mendes and Paul Walker Promote '2 Fast 2 Furious' (Photo by Lalo Yasky/WireImage)
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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Replaces Taylor Swift at No. 1 on Hot 100

This year, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, the Hot 100's current leader, ranks at No. 1 on the maiden Songs of the Summer survey, followed by Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar. While "Again" has led the Hot 100 for seven weeks, returning to the top this week, it appears to have notable momentum left, having ascended to No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart just last week. "Blood," meanwhile, falls from No. 1 to No. 2 on the Hot 100, but with its life as a single having just begun (with its video premiering at the beginning of the Billboard Music Awards May 17), both songs look like strong contenders for top song of summer as the season starts.

Rounding out the first Songs of the Summer chart's top five, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" ranks at No. 3, followed by Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" (No. 4) and the unofficial song of the winter, Mark Ronson's former 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars (No. 5).

Song of the Summer: Taylor Swift, Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 and Other Early Contenders

Also surely in the mix in the sultry weeks ahead: Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" (No. 7 on Songs of the Summer); David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack (No. 8); Andy Grammer's "Honey, I'm Good." (No. 11); DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" (No. 15); and OMI's "Cheerleader" (No. 16), among several others.

Who'll win this summer's chart battle? We've got a hot 100 days, give or take, to find out, and we'll see you in September for the answer.

Check out this season's first Summer Songs ranking in its entirety in the Billboard.com charts menu.

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