It’s (finally) getting hot in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s time to start searching for the perfect summer song. Each year, we release our own predictions on which tracks will be the hottest songs of the season. Now we’re also taking a look back at the tracks that ruled summers past. Take our quiz below to find out if you remember all the artists that soundtracked your summertime.
It's getting hot in here.
So take our summer music quiz.
The year was 1995 and crop tops were everywhere. Which track was not a top summer jam that year?
The “Macarena” was a massive global hit in 1996, not 1995. Today on Spotify, the track averages 30K streams per day and is especially popular in Mexico and Germany.
Drake's “One Dance” was the most-streamed song in 2016 and “In My Feelings” was the top summer song in 2018. Kiki, do you still love me?
Nelly's "Hot in Herre," which ruled charts in the summer of 2002, appears in nearly 8 million playlists on Spotify.
In 2012, we were all obsessively tending to our terrariums, sharing corgi memes, and listening to one summer bop nonstop. What was that song?
Curiously, this peppy track sees a significant spike in streams whenever the month of May rolls around.
“Despacito (Remix)” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Bieber streamed 780M+ times in the summer of 2017.
But there’s no denying that when played at the right volume, "Eye of the Tiger" can bring out anyone’s swagger.
Understood to be about stalking a former lover, “Every Breath You Take” is always popular with Spotify listeners, who have streamed it 85M+ times so far in 2019 alone.
There are 135K+ songs with the word “summer” in the title on Spotify. Which one is the most streamed?
“Summer” was also Spotify’s most-streamed song in summer 2014.
Lana Del Ray released the song “Summertime Sadness” in June 2012. While it’s not especially upbeat, the track is still a popular pick for listeners’ summer-themed playlists on Spotify.
Lemonade. That sounds pretty refreshing, doesn't it? Bottoms up - you made it to the end of the quiz.
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Beat the heat with more cool summer jams.
Just in time for those beach or poolside days, we’re also renewing Your Summer Rewind. The personalized playlist is filled with songs you listened to heavily on Spotify during your past steamy, streaming summers. Users in some regions that celebrate summer starting in June* can find their playlist on the Summer Hub and at spotify.com/rewind.
*Including United States, Great Britain, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria, Japan, and for the very first time Romania and Israel.