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15 Predictions for the Songs of Summer 2016 [LISTEN]

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Last week, Shazam calculated what they believed would be the Summer playlist of 2016. Now, Pandora has come out with their own. The music streaming service has presented a brand new list of what they have believe is a more accurate compilation of tracks for this season based off their own data.

A combination of trajectory of station adds, spins/ thumbs, and insights from their expert musicologists facilitated these summer jams into the following playlist. The Songs of Summer already have over 400 million collective spins. And according to this list, we’ll be hearing more EDM artists than we thought.

Specifically, we're pleased to see Zhu’s "Working For It" included in the compilation at #11 to continue his exciting 2016. Back in March, when we spoke to the VP of Insights at AEG Live Creighten Burke at South By Southwest, he shared his thoughts on the enigmatic musician and explaining this artist is the artist to watch this summer.

"I'm fortunate enough to have a front row seat a bit… although I certainly knew [Zhu] as a fan first. Yes, his record and what he’s going to be putting out is brilliant. AEG has more than half of his upcoming tour that’s happening in the spring… But the way he’s thinking about what he wants to do with this Neon City, this new record… he’s putting a ton of thought into every element of what the public's going to experience. He's asked me questions about 'Can I do this? can I do that?'"

More EDM artists like Calvin Harris, Flume, and the Chainsmokers also made the list, adding to the overall genre diversity of the collection. Check out tracks from the ‘Pandora Summer Songs of 2016’ below, and click here for the full playlist provided by radio station service.

1. Panda- Desiigner

2. One Dance- Drake (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

3. Needed Me - Rihanna

4. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers (feat Daya)

5. No - Meghan Trainor

6. You Don't Own Me - Grace (feat. G-Eazy)

7. Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake

8. Ride - Twenty One Pilots

9. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna)

10. Company - Justin Bieber

11. Working For It - Zhu

12. Close - Nick Jonas (feat. Tove Lo)

13. Like I Would - ZAYN

14. Once In A While - Timeflies

15. Say It - Flume (Feat. Tove Lo)

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