Song of the Summer: 'Despacito' or 'Stay'?
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Song of the Summer: 'Despacito' or 'Stay'?

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"Despacito" is still the top song this summer, but don't sleep on "Stay." And that's why both songs were chosen by fans to proceed to round two of our Song of the Summer bracket. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's "Despacito" has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 all summer, and it's going to be very hard to knock this smash hit from the top spot. But Zedd and Alessia Cara's "Stay" is the underdog hit to root for. Which single should be crowned the Song of the Summer? 🎤 🏖️

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Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest our "Song of the Summer" debates below!

🎶  Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind. 🎶

Ah, it's summer—the time of the year when the weather is hot, ACs are blowing, the grills are fired up, people are wearing short shorts and tank tops, and folks are chilling at the beach. But it's also the time of the year when music is heating up, and we jam out all summer long to the hottest bangers out. So, the Tylt celebrating the season with our picks for the coveted title of "Song of the Summer." Between July and September, we are asking you to predict which smash hit should be crowned the Song of the Summer in our bracket.

In our first round, "Despacito" topped Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," while Zedd and Alessia Cara's "Stay" triumphed over the Chainsmokers and Coldplay's "Something Just Like This."

Now it's "Despacito" versus "Stay" in our second round. Which song makes the cut?


"Despacito" is a worldwide phenomenon. Hence, it's already the Song of the Summer to many people. Below are some notable lyrics to the worldwide #1 reggaeton-pop remix featuring Bieber, per Genius

🎶 Comin' over in my direction
So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah
Turn every situation into heaven, yeah 🎶
🎶 Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo 🎶

Watch the original music video below.

"Despacito" isn't the only collaboration this summer that people love. Zedd and Alessia Cara are rising hitmakers, and their team up for "Stay" proves just that. 

Below are some significant lyrics to the electronic smash "Stay," per Genius.

🎶 All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay 🎶

Check out the music video below. 

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