The moment we all swap out our extra hot caramel lattés for the iced variety is one of the surest signs that summer is in full swing — but it's not the only sign that flip-flop season is upon us. One of the surest ways to know that summer is currently A Thing (other than looking at a calendar, of course) is to turn on the radio. Do upbeat pop anthems seem to be taking over the radio waves? If so, you're likely witnessing the annual event that is the fight for the "song of the summer." Specifically, that's when every artist under the sun attempts to put out a tune that won't leave your head until fall — and more often than not, it actually works.
This year (as with every summer) artists have given us plenty of tunes to get down to throughout the hottest months of the year. Perhaps the most challenging part is picking a song to slide into your iTunes library forever, and not delete after chillier days sneak up on you. How can you do that? As with pretty much everything in life, just look to your astrological sign — your song of summer of 2015 might be written in the stars.
Here are the songs of the summer that are perfect for you based solely on your star sign:
1. "Bad Blood," Taylor Swift: Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The fiery, bold Aries would likely identify Swift's take-no-prisoners attitude. Aries love winning, and it certainly seems like Swift liked getting the last word on her frenemy with this tune.
2. "Good For You," Selena Gomez: Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Gomez's raspy tune is perfect for the super sensual Taurus. This "faithful" sign would also appreciate the message of wanting to show the person you love just how much you do.
3. "Shut Up And Dance," Walk The Moon: Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
The expressive and brainy Gemini sometimes need to be told to "shut up" and enjoy life without overthinking things. Gemini will definitely appreciate the playful nature of this song, and probably have a killer time dancing along to it — or at least bobbing their head wildly when it comes on in the car.
4. "Elastic Heart," Sia: Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
The moody Cancer feels everything, and the traditional summer pop tune just won't cut it for them. This incredibly catchy Sia song is perfect for the sentimental water sign. Cancers can totally relate to Sia's "thick skin:" their metaphorical shell keeps their emotions from creeping to the surface.
5. "Cool For The Summer," Demi Lovato: Leo (July 23 - August 22)
This song is all about taking control, and that's what Leos love to do. The confident sign would have no qualms with saying exactly what they want out of a summer romance, just as Demi Lovato does in this steamy summer hit.
6. "Hey Mama," David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj: Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Serving others is very important to Virgos, so this sign definitely could identify with Minaj's verses about wanting to care for the man in her life. Virgos are also notoriously clean, and Minaj is putting herself in charge of all household duties in this tune.
7. "Honey I'm Good," Andy Grammer: Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras are social creatures who care deeply about making others happy — but it's not because they're thirsty for attention. This song, about a guy who goes to a bar but comes home alone because he loves his girlfriend, is something Libras could totally get behind.
8. "This Summer's Gonna Hurt," Maroon 5: Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios tend to be controlled by aggressive impulses, and tend to push whatever limits set for them. They also have a tendency to inadvertently insult people, which is pretty much what this song is doing to the "hot" subject of this song with lines like "her mind is not as sharp as all her diamonds."
9. "Pretty Girls," Britney Spears Feat. Iggy Azalea: Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)
The extroverted, independent Sagittarius could totally jam to this hyper-confident pop song. Sags have enough fiery charm to identify with a tune that's essentially waxing poetic about ones pretty fab self.
10. "B*tch Better Have My Money," Rihanna: Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)
The focused, often cold Capricorn could get Bad Girl RiRi's controversial hit. Capricorns are extremely focused, and this song has one goal in mind: to make that b*tch give Rihanna all the money she owes her.
11. "I Really Like You," Carly Rae Jepsen: Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
This is the friendly Aquarius' jam. People under the sign of Aquarius have no problem sharing how much they enjoy another person's company, and this song is an ode to another human being.
12. "I Can't Feel My Face," The Weeknd: Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
The adaptable, kind Pisces doesn't do conflict — they embrace everything that is to come in life. This song is the perfect song of the summer for the water sign: a relationship may be craziness and work, but at the end of the day, a Pisces is 100 percent along for the ride.
Whatever your sign, you can totally jam out to all of these songs of the summer. Happy listening!