After closely monitoring the situation for months with its very own seasonal chart, Billboard has crowned its official Song of the Summer: the winner, to no great surprise, is Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring the rule-breaking British starlet Charli XCX.
The annual ranking of hot-weather hits looks at songs’ Hot 100 performance for a 14-week period, roughly between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Azalea, however, was a strong and early contender, hitting the No. 1 spot in late May and holding it for seven weeks before slipping into the top five (where she remained for another six weeks).
Not that you needed the charts to tell you — even the most Azalea-agnostic people in music, like the Roots’ Questlove, were already convinced of her domination weeks ago.