One of the best things about the summer is the music. Usually songs released for the summer are very uplifting and happy which makes everyone feel happy. While songs like “Despacito” and “That’s What I Like” are dominating the charts and radio so far this summer, here are a list of ten pop songs that you might not have heard of but should add to your summer playlist.
1. “Better” by Britney Spears
“Better” is a track off of Britney Spears’ ninth studio album “Glory”. This song gives very summer vibes that would be great to listen to on the radio or on the beach. The mix of a tropical vibe production and lyrics about developing a relationship makes it a great summer love anthem.
2. “Take Me There” by Adore Delano
Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant Adore Delano has created the ultimate summer song with “Take Me There.” The song is all about being carefree and living life to the fullest which is what summertime should be about. The chorus of the song really helps give the song a super catchy summer vibe.
3. “Power” by Little Mix ft Stormzy
“Power” is Little Mix’s latest single release. The song promotes the message of self love and self empowerment. This is the perfect song for building up confidence in the summer as well as strutting down the street.
4. “Everyday” by Ariana Grande
This song is for all the people who are in intensely in love this summer. “Everyday” is Ariana Grande’s fourth single off of her album Dangerous Woman. This song has a fierce beat, and a catchy chorus that will make you want to dance at summer parties.
5. “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” is Shawn Mendes latest single release and it is slowly but surely climbing up the charts. This is the type of song in the summer that you and your friends sing along to when it comes on the radio. The beat mixed with the lyrics makes it to be a great summer love song.
6. “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne
“Strip That Down” is Liam Payne’s debut single and it is definitely a bop. This is a great dance song for the summer as the song has the message of dancing and just having fun in general.
7. “Crying in the Club” by Camila Cabello
For anyone going through a heartbreak and is trying to fun in the summer, this is your song. “Crying in the Club” is Camila Cabello’s debut song and it is definitely a great song for the summer time. This song samples the song of the summer in 1999, “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera. This song is great for moving on from past trouble and having summer fun.
8. “Quit” by Cashmere Cat featuring Ariana Grande
For anyone who wants a more relaxing vibe this summer, “Quit” is definitely a great song to listen to. Ariana Grande’s vocals mixed with Cashmere Cat’s production is an amazing combination. This song is great for rainy summer days.
9. “Chantaje” by Shakira ft. Maluma
For everyone who loves “Despacito” here’s some more Latin music to listen to this summer. Shakira and Maluma team up to make a great latin pop song that is great for pool parties and summer clubbing.
10. “Superlove” by Tinashe
“Superlove” came out in the summer of 2016 however it did not get the attention it deserved. Tinashe is one of the most underrated performers and artists currently, and it is a shame because her music and performances are so good. “Superlove” is definitely a song for the summer. During the summer “Superlove” is great for any occasion, if it’s just chilling on the beach, dancing at a pool party, listening to music in the car, etc “Superlove” is a summer banger.