Summer is the most enjoyable season for many. People like to take vacations, but they always tend to miss the most relaxing time of the year. That’s why summer songs are often the most popular songs of the season. We all want to be on the beach and have a good time, but we also want to hear songs that will make us happy.
“Summer” is a time of year when many people get out and enjoy the warm weather. Whether it’s at a barbecue on the beach, on the golf course, or at a concert at a local amphitheater, summer brings us together to enjoy the sun and the fun it brings. Many people (including myself) get into the mood of “summer” by listening to music to help us get in the mood.
Songs of the summer are those songs that we hear all summer long. They are the songs that make us feel good and enjoy warm weather.
The concept of a song of the summer is subjective but there are some common features that we can see in many songs. For example, most of these songs have a happy vibe to them or they have lyrics about vacations, fun and carefree lifestyles. There is also usually some sort of instrumentation that makes you want to dance like a fool.
Everybody has their own personal summer soundtrack. Maybe you like a little bit of country, or maybe reggae, or maybe that song that floats around your head whenever you do the dishes on the weekend.
Either way, here are 5 of the best songs that you have to listen to on a hot summer day:
- I Like It, by Cardi B
“I Like It” is a song by American rapper Cardi B, released on March 8, 2018. The song, written by Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and DJ Khaled, is the lead single from her debut solo album Invasion of Privacy (2018). It became her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also has the best track-by-track of any song of 2018, with the most points earned in the chart’s history: over a half million.
- Hot Girl Summer, by Megan Thee StallionWith
A collaboration with Canadian rapper and singer-songwriter Drake. Megan’s lyrics are pure poetry and the song is pure Drake. I personally love the story behind it. Megan wrote the song after she realized she was going to be the first female rapper to be nominated for the Juno Award in Canada for her song “Lights On” last year.
- Umbrella, by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
The song “Umbrella” was released in 2007. It was written by American musician and producer Dallas Austin and Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer, Mark Hill. Austin and Hill co-produced the song together, as well as wrote the music and lyrics. It incorporates dancehall, reggae, pop, R&B, folk, and hip hop music styles. It is noted for its socially conscious lyrics and themes of international love.
- Summer Boy, by Lady Gaga
Summer boy was the lead single from Lady Gaga’s upcoming album Joanne. The song is a breakup song, written by Gaga herself, and was inspired by her breakup with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. In March 2018, Lady Gaga announced that Summer boy would be released as the first single from Joanne, and it premiered at a private listening event in New York City on March 18, 2018.
- Hot in Here, by Nelly
Hot in Here is a song by hip-hop artist Nelly, released on October 5, 2007, as the lead single from his third studio album, Country Grammar (2007). A track produced by Jim Jonsin and featuring G. Love and Special Sauce rapper Big Gipp, “Hot in Here” was recorded at the Henson Recording studio in Hollywood, California.
Summer is upon us, and the waves of it are crashing into the shore. The sun is high in the sky, and it’s time to make plans for summer. Whether you’re a college student awaiting the start of final exams, a parent of a little one heading to summer camp, or a homeowner who has to take on new projects around the house, the summer months can be a time of new beginnings. If you’ve been itching to get out there and start your summer off on the right foot, then you better put some tunes on your playlist. Because your summer is going to be a lot more fun when you’re grooving to the right tunes.