From Kylie Minogue until Jorja Smith, the editors of the “Guardian” newspaper have chosen the song of the summer. Happy listening…

  • Charli XCX – Speed ​​Drive

This summer’s promotional campaign for the movie “Barbie” was fun. Speed ​​Drive, pop chameleon Charli XCX’s contribution to the soundtrack, follows suit. It seems potentially designed for virality on TikTok, short, endlessly loopable, the soundtrack to a hot female summer.

  • Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam

Any artist could do Padam Padam, but only Kylie Minogue could pull off its humor and sexiness and sell its absurdity as if it were the secret of life.

  • The Dare – Sex

Some of the best songs of the summer ooze sex. This hilarious track from The Dare has been seen by many as a throwback to the indie sleaze scene. It’s more like a crazy representation of her.

  • Jorja Smith – Little Things

British singer Jorja Smith caused a bit of a stir last summer with her track All of This, when she was accused of appropriating the South African style of house music called amapiano. But her latest single, Little Things, is pretty good.

  • Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire

Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License entered our minds and hearts in 2021. With Vampire, that sadness has been absorbed and the song helps to exorcise our own demons, whatever they may be…

  • Jessie Ware – That! Feels Good!

“Just remember, pleasure is a right,” sings Ware. Pop music trades in fantasy, and these days it can feel like the ultimate fantasy is just making it to Friday night.

  • Amaarae – Counterfeit

Everything about Ghanaian-American Amaarae’s recent sophomore album Fountain Baby screams summer romance.

  • Róisín Murphy – CooCool

CooCool is as mellow as Róisín Murphy’s last album. It’s the sound of skin giving way to the warmth of summer, the first sip of the cocktail we drink, the “silly season,” as she puts it. Made in collaboration with the unruly German producer, DJ Koze.

  • Dua Lipa – Dance the Night

Since it comes from the most talked about movie of the summer (Barbie, of course), it’s definitely one of the frontrunners to win song of the summer. There’s no reason to resist: put on your best pink clothes and let the joy of the track wash over you as you obediently follow what the title suggests…

  • Pangea – Installation

In 16 years, Hessle Audio has established itself as one of the UK’s leading dance music companies. This particular track will blow your mind…