With Ed Sheeran otherwise engaged, every other pop star in the world is taking the opportunity to release a single in the hope of becoming 2018's song of the summer.
Last week saw the release of countless slick, autotuned earworms - designed to get into your head and never leave, to be played driving on a sunny day with the windows rolled down. Pharrell, Diplo, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, J.Lo and even, tragically, The Backstreet Boys have all crawled out of Sheeran-winter hibernation to compete for a place in our hearts and summers.
But this joyous time has been marred by controversy. Rita Ora has rubbed some people up the wrong way with her offering, Girls, which features the lyrics, "Sometimes, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls/Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls".