These are the songs of summer 2022
Summer 2022 is (almost) here and we desperately need a soundtrack. What tracks will you hear in the background of your days at the beach, your picnics in the park, your drinks on the roof, your first dates and your road trips? In the coming weeks, new suitors will join the “songs of the summer” discussion group, from a new album by Kendrick Lamar, to Harry’s house, to Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2. For now, this is where we start. Instructions: play *in order*, on a rooftop, with cold water, no jumps.
“Plan B” Megan Thee Stallion
The obvious place to start, Megan Thee Stallion performed this song for the first time at Coachella, making it a hit even before it was released. Now that it’s available to stream, millions of listeners have it on repeat.
“I can’t get enough of (my baby)” Cosmo’s Midnight
Every summer soundtrack needs an indie disco bop, and that’s our pick.
“First Class” Jack Harlow
For anyone who keeps picking up Fergie’s “Glamorous” at karaoke, this one’s for you. You’ve probably heard “First Class” everywhere, but that’s for the summer. Want more of that vibe? Jack Harlow’s latest album, Go home, you miss the kidsfell today.
“Original Sin” Sofi Tukker
Hyper pop duo Sofi Tukker recently released their latest album, Wet tennisand it pairs well with a margarita in the sun and a summer night.
“About Fucking Time” Lizzo
This song is all over TikTok and has probably stuck in your head for the past three days. It’s just the start of the summer season for Lizzo, who recently announced that her next studio album, Specialwill be released in July.
“GUCCI BAG” MAX
This song sounds like a three-bean espresso martini, and the music video is a ’70s fever dream. With 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, you might have seen MAX in your playlists with “lights low” or “Love Me Less (feat. Quinn XCII).”
“Material Girl” Saucy Santana
This song was originally dropped in 2020, but found new life online this year, largely due to its virality on TikTok. If you’re already sick of this song, buckle up for a long summer, or better yet, just admit it’s a bop.
“Where You Are” PinkPantheress ft. WILLOW
Joining a collection of Fire WILLOW features, this track is ethereal and lively. You’ll hear it everywhere this summer, we promise.
“As It Was” Harry Styles
Harry’s house, we are ready for you. In the meantime, we will be there.
“Big Energy” Latto, Mariah Carey, ft. DJ Khalid
This one is a no-brainer. The song itself may not be new for the summer, but the Mariah Carey/DJ Khaled remix definitely arrived in time to kick off the new season.
“Breathe Deeper – Lil Yachty Remix” Tame Impala, Lil Yachty
Another irresistible remix of a beloved song, this Tame Impala x Lil Yachty collab is an unexpected slow burn just begging to be played in the background of a party.
“damn reason” Audrey Nuna
Audrey Nuna recently published a Deluxe version from the album this song originally appeared on, a liquid breakfast, and we’ll be touring all 17 tracks this summer. Other bops include “Space,” “Get Luv», and his collaboration with Jack Harlow, «comic Sans.”
“3 Outfits” Tai Verdes
Every Tai Verdes song is a vibe, and this one brings the seductive summer energy we crave after a cold winter on the couch.
Glass Animals “Heat Waves”
This song has nine lives, and we are eternally grateful. Play it again.
“Psychofreak” Camila Cabello ft. WILLOW
Camila Cabello has been at the top of her game lately, and she’s gearing up for a summer of success. Beyond this collaboration with WILLOW, you will hear “Bam Bam” with Ed Sheeran everywhere.
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