Every summer, a song stands out and completely dominates the charts. The official summer songs are played every year at every beach, barbecue and 4th of July celebration. These attractive earworms are unavoidable and although some may disappear as the day is shorter and the nights become longer, some actually stand the test of time.
When we want to party safely and responsibly this summer, let’s take a look at some of the hottest songs of summer.
“Old Town Road”
Lil Ness X’s “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was absolutely everywhere in the summer of 2019. It seems that the song topped the charts for nineteen consecutive weeks, dominating the summer charts from April to August. “Old Town Road” was also a summer song for fans of native music, even though Billboard decided to disqualify it from its country music list.
Nevertheless, “Old Town Road” remains the most extraordinary song of the summer of 2019. The genre scattering was a viral event beloved by everyone from grandparents to grade school singers who were recording their own versions of the tune.
Although “Old Town Road” had a long reign on the summer chart, some songs were as inevitable as “Despacito”. Luis Fonsi’s 2017 Reggaeton song was a massive crossover hit. It topped the chart in forty-seven countries. Fonsi’s sizzling hot song featuring Flamenco guitars and beats drums is undeniably catchy.
“Despacito” was a game-changer for Latin pop music to leap into the mainstream music scene in the United States. The song was such a hit that Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran wanted to jump to a remix version. Sheeran lost to Bieber and composed “Songs of Summer History”.
“Get Lucky”, a collaboration between French electronic duo Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, may not have been No. 1 on the charts in 2013, but the song was absolutely everywhere. Disco hits created a storm in the world and became a favorite of music critics along with pop music radio.
“Confession Part II” and “Yes!”
We can debate which song was actually the summer song in 2004, but there is no doubt that it was performed by Ashar. “Confessions Part II” was a spontaneous R&B hit with some real talk from an Atlanta, Georgia-based artist. The song takes the form of a series of confessions of infidelity revealed to the narrator’s girlfriend. There may not have been a specific song for Summer Material, but still, the song was a hot hit.
“Yes!” On the other hand it was more than what you would expect from a hot summer song. This combined R&B with an up-tempo Southern Hip Hop sub-genre called Crunk. It sees Dirty South Banger Usher sharing the spotlight with producers Lil Jon and Ludacris.
“Crazy in Love”
This list would be nothing if it did not give proper credit to our queen Beyoncé. His 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” is a fiery celebration of summer love. The chemistry between Beyoncé and ex-boyfriend Jay-Z as well as a hot music video make it a truly classic summer song.
The catchy track was liked by critics and fans. “Crazy in Love” reinforced Beyoncé not only as a solo artist but as a household name after leaving Destiny’s Child. As it is a success, Beyoncé has a blank check to create whatever high-concept music videos and incredible live performances she has. This summer song made Beyoncé the queen of all seasons.
“It’s hot in here”
Nelly’s “Hot in Here” is the epitome of a summer song. Even named it Board As the king of all summer songs. This sweaty song transcends the summer of 2002 and seems to be everywhere as the temperature rises. “Hot in Here” was the original hilarious banger that began the trend of sexy music videos with incredibly catchy hooks. This song can literally be a song every summer.
What are your favorite summer songs? Leave them as it is hot in the comments below!