Every summer is defined by a few songs that are played on repeat because they catch the essence of the season. Here are the 5 summer songs you’ll be playing in 2018.
Summer’s nearly here, so it’s time to start thinking about what kind of songs you’re going want to through your Bluetooth speaker while you lounge by the pool, party outside, or play in your car as you drive to the beach.
And the best summer songs are those that catch the essence of the season and stay with you long after, dripping with nostalgia of the best summer nights.
Here are our top picks for the summer songs that should soundtrack your season.
1. Post Malone – “Better Now”
After the release of 2016’s Stoney, Post Malone blew up.
“Better Now,” off of his latest album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, is a catchy track that’s easy to listen to and delves deeper than the surface in a way that Post Malone can. He reminisces about a past relationship and, in his typical honest fashion, admits that he keeps “looking back on better days,” as most of us do in the wake of a breakup.
It’s another easily accessible, catchy, and real track from the man we all know and love.
2. Interpol – “The Rover”
New York City-based indie stalwarts Interpol are releasing their sixth studio album, Marauder, this August.
“The Rover,” is the first single from the album. Featuring a simple, yet catchy lead guitar line, propulsive drums, and Paul Banks’ famous croon, this brisk single will have you bobbing your head and tapping your feet all through its 3:37 duration.
3. Now, Now – “Window”
“Window” is a lush track that builds slowly from the outset, getting progressively more intense and drawing listeners further in as it moves forward.
Kacie Dalager’s breathy vocals are subtle, yet sexy and, frankly, unlike those of many other pop singers out there today.
While each track on Now Now’s latest album, Saved, is memorable in its own way, “Window” is one that will pull you under in the best way.
4. Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”
Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison released her latest album Clean to much acclaim from both critics and fans alike.
Three tracks into the album, “Your Dog” is a wonderfully dark, memorable song about being used in an emotionally abusive relationship and acknowledging that you don’t want to be a pawn in someone else’s life.
It’s a strong, defiant track that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
5. Drake – “God’s Plan”
Everyone loves Drake, don’t they?
He’s positioned himself as rap’s number one sad boy, and “God’s Plan” only cements this image even further.
“I feel good, sometimes I don’t,” he sings. The track zigzags from one concept to another, but it works.
And featuring the line, “I only love my bed and my mom, I’m sorry,” it’s hard not to at least respect Drake’s talent, especially as it shines here.
Enjoy the Season with These 5 Summer Songs
These 5 summer songs are sure to spice up your season.
We’ve covered all the bases, from hip-hop and rap to brisk indie rock, breathy, Michael-Jackson inspired pop and more.
Try finding a song on this playlist you don’t love. We dare you.