The sun is shining, the beach is calling and school is out: It’s time to prepare your summer playlist. Often, there is a clear champion: In 2017, the “Despacito” of Lusi Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber made the difference. In 2019, the “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X was – literally – everywhere. The “Driver’s License” of Olivia Rodrigo did the same in 2021. But that’s not always the case.

The “As It Was‘ by Harry Styles was the song that stood out in 2022. These are predictions for the songs of summer 2023 and the holders of each ‘crown’ from previous years. Happy listening…

  • The club song: “Put It On Da Floor Again”, Latto ft. Cardi B
  • The song of the summer that – inexplicably – came out in January: “Boy’s a Liar PT. 2”, PinkPantheress, Ice Spice
  • The song that is breaking on TikTok: The Margarita Song’, That Chick Angel, Casa Di & Steve Terrell
  • This “hot” (divorced) girl (song of) summer: “Flowers”, Miley Cyrus
  • The song of the summer … this week: “Padam Padam”, Kylie Minogue
  • “Champions” of previous years: “Work From Home”, Fifth Harmony (2016)
  • Biggest hit of the year: “Tasty Night”, Morgan Wallen
  • “Champions” of previous years: “Somebody That I Used to Know”, Gotye, Kimbra (2011)
  • The song of the summer that is actually a cover: “Fast Car”, Luke Combs
  • “Champions” of previous years: Fast Car, Jonas Blue, Dakota (2015)
  • ‘Swifties’ Summer Song: “Karma”, Taylor Swift
  • Song for people who always live like it’s summer: “WHERE SHE GOES”, Bad Bunny
  • Song of the Summer… of Revenge: “Kill Bill”, SZA
  • Song For Singles Ready To Fall In Love This Summer: ‘Ella Baila Sola’, Eslabon Armado x Peso Pluma
  • Song for summer romantics: “Calm Down”, Rema, Selena Gomez