Star Tribune music columnist/reporter Chris Riemenschneider picked eight songs to represent this summer. We combined the experts' picks with suggestions from other newsroom staffers to curate this playlist, arranged in no particular order.

What do you think is the song of the summer? We pared down the list to eight hits for you choose from. This poll will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Check back to see who the winner is.