From Lil Durk and J. Cole to Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, and Calvin Harris, find out if your favorite summer banger made Spotify’s predictive honor roll.
It may as well be written in the US Constitution, or perhaps spray-stenciled on the back of it in margarita mix: when the mid-year dog days return, it becomes time once again to determine the elite tier of Songs of the Summer that capture the joyously carefree energy of these heady months.
And while not every year’s most popular warm-weather music ages well — 2013’s “Blurred Lines” will be studied and reckoned with by psychologists for a long time — the end of the school year and your thermometer’s mounting mercury have signaled that it’s time to think about anointing a new pantheon of tracks for 2023.
Fortunately, Spotify has already got a jump on things. Based on existing audience data and some predictive analytics, the streaming giant has already come in hot and humid with 20 picks it’s already backing as candidates for the Songs of the Summer honor roll by the time all’s said and done.
Songs of the Summer 2023: Spotify’s 20 Best Predictions
All-time Spotify artist rankings and streaming numbers (as a lead artist only) are via ChartMasters as of June 12, 2023. Data not necessarily available for every artist.
|“All My Life”||Lil Durk||254||5.098B|
|“Baby Don’t Hurt Me”||David Guetta||29||19.262B|
|“Cruel Summer”||Taylor Swift||3||48.717B|
|“Cupid — Twin Ver.”||FIFTY FIFTY||N/A||N/A|
|“Dance the Night”||Dua Lipa||15||25.367B|
|“Ella Baila Sola”||Eslabon Armado||516||2.863B|
|“Fast Car”||Luke Combs||156||7.346B|
|“Last Night”||Morgan Wallen||106||8.932B|
|“Not Strong Enough”||boygenius||N/A||N/A|
|“Peaches & Eggplants”||Young Nudy||N/A||N/A|
|“What it Is (Solo Version)”||Doechii||N/A||N/A|
|“WHERE SHE GOES”||Bad Bunny||2||55.041B|
So, did your top Song of the Summer pick make the list?
Blow us up on Instagram and Twitter @boardroom and let us know — and if you want to go deeper on Spotify streaming, don’t miss our rundown of the platform’s all-time most-streamed rappers.
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