16 pop bangers of 2016 which will give you major summer vibes

We know that we’re less than a third of the way through the year but our favourite pop stars have been particularly generous with the summer bangers this year. Now that the weather is starting to turn and we’ve already had a few opportunities to whip our shades out we’re craving our summer holidays and all the festivals to come. Here’s 13 bangers released in 2016 which will take you to the heady days of shorts, tank tops and beach hair. We’ve even provided a Spotify playlist at the end for your convenience. Ain’t we nice.

1) Fifth Harmony – ‘The Life’

2) Benny Benassi feat. Chris Brown – ‘Paradise’

3) Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – ‘Hair’

4) Rihanna feat. Drake – ‘Work’

5) Matoma feat. Sean Paul & K Stewart – ‘Paradise’

6) Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers – ‘Give Me Your Love’

7) Galantis – ‘No Money’

8) Sia feat. Sean Paul – ‘Cheap Thrills’

9) Zara Larsson – ‘Lush Life’

10) AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan – ‘I’m In Control’

11) The Chainsmokers – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

12) Selena Gomez – ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’

13) Taylor Swift – ‘New Romantics’

14) Troye Sivan – ‘Youth’

15) Ariana Grande – ‘Be Alright’

16) Laura Marano – ‘Boombox’

Has our playlist got you in the mood for summer? Tweet us @maximumpop if we’ve missed your favourite summer banger out.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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