So why are we already talking about the Song of the Summer race? So which songs that we know about are worth keeping an eye on, as major contenders or as outside shots? And which artists could very well impact the Song of the Summer race before we even hear their new tunes? A Jonas Brothers single is one of the early contenders for song of the summer ? The new hit from this Def Jam newcomer is quickly climbing the Hot thanks to an enormous hook, surprisingly tender lyrics and, oddly enough, an electric guitar solo during the bridge.
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Because at the end of the season, the question remains: which song just felt like it soundtracked this summer? Here are our predictions for the song of summer His instincts were good, however: The country-trap tune became a TikTok sensation and a meme, was an object of controversial attention on the Billboard country charts, nabbed him a co-sign and feature from Billy Ray Cyrus and put him firmly atop the charts for seven weeks and counting. Beyond that, its lyrics are easily memorable and its beat is equally ready for dancing or chilling in equal measure — in other words, a summer song in every aspect. Seventeen-year-old pop wunderkind Billie Eilish first found fame with a SoundCloud hit, then followed it up with a series of carefully-calibrated, ever-darker tracks until releasing her debut, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go , this spring. When Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas were at the height of their popularity as Disney stars and as a wholesome family boy band in the early s, they never had a number-one hit. Not only did the single mark the return of the trio — who had all pursued solo projects and gotten married over their half-decade hiatus from the band — but it also found them exploring a new avenue of tightly-executed boy band pop. In other words, it will fit right in on your summer playlist.
Each week, Vulture highlights the best new music. Listen to them all. As the days grow dark and short and long drawn-out baths are the reward for a year of toil, the warmth of an acoustic paean to a dream of everlasting togetherness can fill a cold space with hope and the desire to recuperate for another trip around the sun. Melancholy, as a concept, is incredibly pervasive in the music we listen to. Dan Snaith, as Caribou, has perfected a sad-on-the-dance-floor strain that manages to celebrate love even as it laments the more painful aspects of it.
Summer is a season unlike any that have come before it, but even in uncertain times as the coronavirus pandemic continues on, some things haven't changed. Folks are still flocking to beaches or staying put in their backyard inflatable pools , road tripping , and trying to live some normal approximation of the warm weather months. While so much looks and feels different right now, this turbulent year has gifted us with some first-rate summer songs from artists around the world that will be a welcome addition to any playlist. Genres like K-pop , Afrobeat, and reggaeton have found eager audiences in the United States, while homegrown hip-hop continues to dominate charts. And plenty of progressive pop stars are putting their own spin on the carefree summer anthem, leading to a robust mix of music you can queue up for your next socially distanced cookout , lake house getaway, or windows-down drive. If you're the kind of person who wants to take the aux cord and turn your friends onto something new and unexpected, check out the athletic raps of Rexx Life Raj "Rose Bowl" , the infectious guitar distortion of Shamir "On My Own" and The Beths "I'm Not Getting Excited" , or the hypnotizing house tunes of park hye jin "Can you". An ideal day means something different to everyone, but we're confident that at least one of these best songs of summer will be the perfect soundtrack for whatever that looks like to you this year.