Impressively, "Dance" led Songs of the Summer for all 14 of the survey's weeks this year. It's the third song this decade to rule from start to finish, following Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, in 2014, and Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, in 2010.
Drake earns his first summer chart championship. He previously ranked in the season's final top 10 with his debut hit "Best I Ever Had" (No. 4, 2009) and "Find Your Love" (No. 9, 2010).
Last year, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, had led Songs of the Summer most of the season (for 13 of the chart's first 15 tracking weeks), before OMI's "Cheerleader" (which ranked at No. 16 on the season's first Songs of the Summer survey) pushed to the pinnacle to win the season's title.
"Dance" first hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated May 21. The Songs of the Summer running tally covered the weeks dated June 18 through Sept. 17 this year; on June 18, "Dance" was in its fourth of 10 weeks atop the Hot 100, and the song would remain in the Hot 100's top 10 for the entire summer tracking period, currently placing at No. 9.
"Dance" dominates as the top song of the summer of 2016 thanks in large part to radio airplay, as it was the most-heard song on U.S. airwaves during the chart's tracking period, accumulating a monstrous 2 billion in radio audience in that span, according to Nielsen Music.
Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" is the No. 2 song of the summer. The track debuted atop the May 28 Hot 100 (before the Songs of the Summer tracking span) and spent the first 10 weeks of the seasonal chart's tracking period in the Hot 100's top five.
Timberlake lands his second runner-up ranking for the summer and first as a soloist; back in 2000, *NSYNC finished the season at No. 2 with "It's Gonna Be Me" (below Matchbox Twenty's "Bent").
And, while it ends summer as the No. 2 song of the season overall, "Feeling" was the top-selling song in that stretch: 1.28 million downloads sold (of 2 million total to date). (The track could have a new life ahead: It's from the movie Trolls, not due in theaters until November.)
The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya, is the No. 3 song of the summer of 2016, and Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, is No. 4. The latter song began at No. 19 on the first Songs of the Summer chart and finishes the season in the top five fueled by its four-week reign atop the Hot 100 (Aug. 6-Aug. 27). Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, wraps as the No. 5 song of the summer.
Just beyond the Songs of the Summer's final top five of 2016, Desiigner's "Panda" places at No. 6 and rules as the most-streamed song of the season: 302.7 million U.S. streams over the June 18-Sept. 17 tracking period.
Rounding out the Songs of the Summer's top 10 are Rihanna's "Needed Me" (No. 7); Twenty One Pilots' "Ride" (No. 8); Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign (No. 9); and Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" (No. 10).
Check out the entire Songs of the Summer chart's top 20 for 2016 here.
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Drake through the years
Drake through the years
NEW YORK - MAY 26: Drake performs at S.O.B.'s on May 26, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Rapper Drake onstage at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
Actor and Rapper Drake Graham, known simply as Drake, attends A Conversation with Drake sponsored by the Nashville Chapter at Ocean Way Studio on November 19, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Rapper Drake poses in the press room during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! at the Club Nokia on December 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(L-R) Trey Songz and Drake attend DJ Clue's birthday party at M2 Ultra Lounge on January 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Singer Drake attends Axe Lounge at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on February 5, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 24: Canadian actor, rapper and recording artist Drake performs during day 2 of the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Drake visits Best Buy on June 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Drake arrives at the Cash Money Records Annual Pre-GRAMMY Party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Drake performs at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens opening in Paris Las Vegas on March 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Drake attends John Wall's 21st birthday celebration at Greenhouse on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 18: Hip-Hop vocalist Drake (aka. Aubrey Drake Graham) performs during the 2011 WildJam at HP Pavilion on December 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29: Rap artist Drake performs during the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game between Team Alfredsson and Team Chara at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 05: Drake performs at Ovo Fest 2012 at Molson Amphitheatre on August 5, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sarjoun Faour Photography/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Singer Usher, music producer Noah '40' Shebib and rapper Drake in the audience at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2012/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 891 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Drake during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 13, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Drake and Rick Ross attend Sean Diddy Combs Ciroc The New Years Eve Party at his home on December 31, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: Drake performs at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on February 24, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 22: Hip-Hop artist, Drake, celebrates during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Drake performs at the Bootsy Bellows Pop Up event on January 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 18: Drake performs on stage during 2015 Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/WireImage)