1. “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
If you keep the radio on for more than 10 minutes, you will more than likely hear this song, and for good reason. It’s a colorful bop that will make you want to dance no matter where you are. In the music video, Cardi B explodes with the exact kind of summer energy 2018 needed. Colorful, extravagant outfits, confidence and sassy
dancing reinforce the fact that we have all been aware for a while now: Cardi B is not only a baller, she’s the freakin’ queen of the summer.
2. “Nice for What” by Drake
Drake has released so many hits this year that his music could be all five of these contenders for song of
the summer. “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings” and other hit songs from his new album “Scorpion,” which was released in June, are still topping the charts. Ultimately, “Nice for What” makes the list because it’s a fast-paced song full of energy and happy Drake vibes, released just in time for summer celebrations.
3. “Apeshit” by The Carters
If you haven’t heard Beyoncé rap, drop what you’re doing right now and listen to her new album with Jay-Z. Feeding off each other’s awesomeness, The Carters hit the music scene again, this time as a power couple. On first listen, this song will give you goosebumps, and the music video, filmed in the Louvre, is mesmerizing. The video’s choreography is as intense as the beat.
4. “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5, Cardi B
This song definitely has the potential to become a Maroon 5 classic, with its catchy chorus and, of course, Adam Levine’s familiar tenor. It’s the kind of timeless pop song that uncovers old summer memories, which is why it makes this list. Since the release of “Red Pill Blues” last November, Maroon 5 has been laying low, but considering that this song has been ranked number two for the past week on Billboard’s hot 100 songs, it’s clear that Maroon 5 has still got it.
5. “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
This is the kind of song that encourages listeners to jump up and down, which certainly feels like a summer activity. It’s the perfect background music for a party, barbecue or even just dancing around your room. Like
“Girls Like You,” it can get stuck in your head for weeks. It has been number one on Billboard’s hottest dance songs for a record 28 weeks.
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