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Spotify’s 2019 Summer Song Predictions

June 12, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and once again we’re predicting which songs will dominate speakers and headphones while the Northern Hemisphere sizzles.

From Lizzo’sTruth Hurts” and Billie Eilish’sbad guy” to Tyler, the Creator’sEARFQUAKE” and Daddy Yankee and Snow’sCon Calma,” many of these “song of the summer” contenders are already seeing strong engagement in Spotify’s key playlists, like Today’s Top Hits, RapCaviar, and ¡Viva Latino!.

Then there are the tracks with massive potential. Take, for example, “I Think I’m OKAY,” the newly released collaboration between Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD, and Travis Barker. We’re also seeing interest in Yonaka’s song “Rockstar,” and Clairo’s new track “Bags” is resonating with our 18-24-year old listeners in particular.

Spanning a variety of genres from country to indie, we picked these tracks based on a number of factors, like streaming numbers, current trajectory, and future forecasting, from Spotify’s global curation team.

Without further ado, (and in no particular order) here are our song of the summer predictions for 2019:

  1. Never Really Over” – Katy Perry
  2. Easier” – Five Seconds of Summer
  3. Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
  4. bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  5. Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Snow
  6. Summer Days” (feat. Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy) – Martin Garrixx
  7. Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
  8. EARFQUAKE” – Tyler, The Creator
  9. The Bones” – Maren Morris
  10. I Don’t Care” (with Justin Bieber) – Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
  11. Go Loco” – YG, Tyga, Jon Z
  12. Bags” – Clairo
  13. The London” (feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott) – Young Thug, J. Cole, Travis Scott
  14. Rockstar” – YONAKA
  15. Press” – Cardi B
  16. SOS” – Avicii, Aloe Blacc
  17. If I Can’t Have You” – Shawn Mendes
  18. Hey, Ma” – Bon Iver
  19. I Think I’m OKAY” – MGK, YUNGBLUD, Travis Barker
  20. Acai Bowl Dominic Fike

You can stream them all directly in our Songs of Summer playlist.