The right soundtrack can make or break one’s summer, and we here at Highsnobiety Music HQ have been agonizing over the one emblematic Summer 2k17 song that will burrow itself in our sappy, nostalgic hearts for years to come.

Most of us who pay at least some attention to mainstream music would probably agree that the reigning anthem of summer 2016 was Drake’s “One Dance” featuring Wizkid and Kyla Reid. It’s the perfect combination of summer swayability, tropical breeze-esque sounds, with a dash of turn up to complement one's casual seasonal mania.

While a track from Drake’s recent More Life playlist made the shortlist, he didn’t take the crown this year. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse as members from the Highsnobiety Music team debate their picks for best track of the season over chat app Slack. Dig in as we consider Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar and more, and find out which track is our song of the summer.

Listen to all the tracks we considered for best song of the summer below.

For more of our music picks, check out May's best music of the month right here and last week's best tracks here.

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