Music is an essential part of every summer – we travel to festivals, we dance until sunrise, we sing out loud with friends on the beach. All our happy memories have a specific song, as music becomes the soundtrack of our holidays. Last year we rounded up our Poolside Playlist this time, as the summer season is reaching its climax, we decided to look at the top contenders for summer.
It’s been a particularly competitive season this year, with a number of heavyweights and crowd-pleasers all vying for the title. Now as the temperatures rise, so do the stakes, with new releases from pop superstars including Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Lorde.
But if we have to pick a song from this 2017 we have one word: Despacito, it’s a catchy, happy summer dance track. Every time the song pops up on radio in beach clubs, pool parties, or any other venue, people start dancing and having fun. Might be that we’ve listed to it so many times now that we are a bit sick of it, but that’s said is for sure one of the hits of summer – considering also all the different remix that have brought the song to the next level.
Calvin Harris – Feels feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean
It’s only one of the many recent string of dance singles that have been released from the singer with its moody pop that makes you want to dance and sing along at the top of your lungs. Calvin Harris has a long history of providing beautiful songs so it’s not a surprise.
DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller’s – Wild Thoughts
One of our favourite right now. It’s the perfect song to play on repeat for long summer road trips or trhough headphones at the beach.
Lorde – Greenlight
Lorde’s comeback is bigger and better than ever. Her melody here will put you in the best mood no matter how your day is going.
If then we consider songs that that truly stands the test of timeout picked are the cheesy and catchy In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry, the cheerful Happy by Pharrel Williams and the loopy Steal My Sunshine by Len.