9 serious contenders for the song of the summer
Summer isn’t summer without the perfect song of summer. Of course, the perfect summer song is highly dependent on what type of music you’re into. But it’s even more dependent on what radio stations, billboard charts, and the internet determine to be the hottest song full of summer vibes.
You probably remember last summer when OMI’s “Cheerleader” was a top hit, along with Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer.” They’re impossible to forget, since they were played over and over again all summer long.
This year’s summer songs have yet to be determined, because it’s only May. But since summer is in exactly 33 days (yeah, we’re counting), the hottest songs are already starting to trickle in.
Because we love music and summer, here are some of the songs that might be stuck in your head throughout the season — whether you like it or not.
1. Adele — “Send My Love”
Adele’s latest music video is set to premier at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, which happens to be just in time for… you guessed it… summer. Obviously no one wants to be sitting poolside, drinking a watermelon margarita and crying along to a heartbreaking Adele song. But don’t worry, Adele described the song as a, “happy you’re gone song.”
2. Ariana Grande — “Everyday”
A more upbeat summer jam comes directly from Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman album. The just released song “Everyday” features Future, and is currently being streamed exclusively on Apple Music.
3. Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Becky with the good hair might be hanging around all summer. And we’re definitely not mad about it.
4. Fifth Harmony — “Work From Home”
This song featuring Ty Dolla $ign was released at the end of February, but it’s a hot jam that will likely take us all the way through the end of summer.
5. Jason Derulo — “If It Ain’t Love”
This song is fire. And it’s really hot in the summer, so it all just makes sense.
6. Carly Rae Jepson — “Boy Problems”
Summer flings are inevitable, which means boy problems are bound to happen. So this song seems like a pretty solid summer anthem.
7. Nick Jonas — “Champagne Problems”
Clearly there are a lot of problems to sing about, but hey — at least they’re getting worked out.
8. Zayn — “Pillowtalk”
Yes. Yes. Yes.
9. Justin Timberlake — “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
It has all those feel-good vibes, and it’s already been stuck in our heads (more than once!).
Party on, summer people.