With the summer sun shining bright, Spotify has predicted the songs that will be turning up the heat on the streaming platform this season.
From David Guetta to Selena Gomez, from Dua Lipa to Taylor Swift these projections span a diverse variety of vibes, genres, and time periods with sources spread all across the globe.
It is a global music fest this season at Spotify as the streaming service on the basis of more than 32 million user-generated summer playlists, has also showcased the trends that it strongly believes will depict what this time of the year looks through the lens of listeners and the music preferences.
The official Songs of Summer predictions by Spotify are powered by a variety of factors like streaming stats, present trajectory, and prospective forecasts derived from listenership data from around the world.
The leading streaming platform’s signature global Summer Heat Map is also live on its website. Spotify will update the Map weekly with the projections varying from country to country, including Pakistan. Users can click on the white dots on the map to see what’s trending in far-off destinations as well as in their own country.
This week’s top 5 tracks for Pakistan include Phir Aur Kya Chaiye by Sachin-Jigar and Arijit Singh, Still Rollin by Shubh, Obsessed by Riar Saab and Abhijay Sharma, Mi Amor by Sharn, 40k and The Paul as well as No Love by Shubh.
For starters, with Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer from 2019 taking the crown for the most-streamed song with summer in the title, Spotify expects the 96 million + plays on the track to continue growing. Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey, Summer by Calvin Harris, and Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams are runner-ups on the list.
Next, with playlist creation for Barbie and Barbiecore spiking to almost 270% as the trailer for the latest Barbie movie dropped on May 26, the current volume of 500,000 playlists is also strongly forecasted to keep growing.
This is supported by songs like California Gurls by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg; Barbie Girl by Aqua; Toxic by Britney Spears; Wannabe by Spice Girls featured on the list of projections released by Spotify.
Here’s the complete list of Spotify’s 2023 Songs of Summer predictions:
1. 4EVA (feat. Pharrell Williams) by KAYTRAMINÉ, Aminé, KAYTRANADA
2. All My Life (feat. J.Cole) by Lil Durk, J. Cole
3. Baby Don’t Hurt Me by David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray
4. Calm Down (with Selena Gomez) by Rema, Selena Gomez
5. Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift
6. Cupid – Twin Ver by FIFTY FIFTY
7. Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album) by Dua Lipa
8. Ella Baila Sola by Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma
9. Fast Car by Luke Combs
10. Favorite Song by Toosii
11. Last Night by Morgan Wallen
12. Miracle (with Ellie Goulding) by Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
13. Moonlight by Kali Uchis
14. Not Strong Enough by boygenius
15. Peaches & Eggplants (feat. 21 Savage) by Young Nudy, 21 Savage
16. Rhyme Dust by MK, Dom Dolla
17. Unavailable (feat. Musa Keys) by Davido
18. VAGABUNDO by Sebastian Yatra, Manuel Turizo, Beéle
19. What It Is (Solo Version) by Doechii
20. WHERE SHE GOES by Bad Bunnya