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Spotify predicts this year’s summer hits with Songs of Summer playlist

Spotify predicts this year’s summer hits with Songs of Summer playlist
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jun 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-08 10:24:15-04

It’s hard to define what makes a good “song of the summer,” just like it’s hard to pin down what elements go into a good beach read. If anything can crack the code, though, it’s Spotify.

The streaming platform has released its predictions for Songs of Summer, giving music fans the most popular jams to worship the sun by. And while the list may include predictable big names like Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa and Morgan Wallen, there are plenty of up-and-comers to discover.

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But back to the big list. Rapper Bad Bunny joins the elite Songs of the Summer for a third year in a row with his hit “Where She Goes.” (No surprise as Bad Bunny topped Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2022 list.) Dua Lipa brings in the disco ball with her song “Dance the Night” from “Barbie the Album,” the soundtrack to July’s “Barbie” movie.

And while it’s hardly a surprise to see Taylor Swift on the list, her song “Cruel Summer” is a bit of an outlier. It’s a collaboration with St. Vincent that she originally released back in 2019. As if there weren’t enough bangers to choose from on last year’s “Midnights” album.

Here’s the official audio as posted to YouTube.

Of course, it’s not all anthems on Spotify’s list. There are plenty of mellow jams, including Toosii’s “Favorite Song” and Luke Combs’ country cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” Open the Songs of Summer playlist here to view all 20 songs.

Whatever summer has in store for you, you can probably find something to match the vibe.

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