Spotify Reveals Songs of the Summer 2015 [Music]

Spotify Reveals Songs of the Summer 2015 [Music]

Today, Spotify reveals its picks for the top songs that are set to be the soundtrack of your summer, leading with three songs that are poised to be summer smashes: I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) from Jamie xx ft. Young Thug and Popcaan, Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd and This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A MotherF****r by Maroon 5. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.

To compile the list, Spotify pooled collective expertise from its label relations and data insights teams, observing factors such as each track’s streaming activity and performance on Spotify’s viral chart*. Spotify also took the feel-good nature of a song into consideration as summer songs tend to be upbeat and contain positive lyrics.

Spotify’s summer standouts include a varied artist roster including dance music heavy hitters Zedd, Avicii, Major Lazer, and Jack Ü. Current chart toppers Nicki Minaj, OMI, Walk The Moon, Pitbull, Fetty Wap and Jason Derulo make the list, plus a new track from Carley Rae Jepsen, and newcomers-to-watch Alessia Cara, Leon Bridges, Grace, and Jess Glynne.

Shanon Cook, Spotify’s resident music trends expert, commented: “Summer is about good vibes, good times and great music. This playlist serves as the ultimate soundtrack to your summer, from party tunes to road-trip jams to BBQ bangers. And for those moments when you’re relaxing by the pool, we urge you to take in a few newcomers on the scene, like Alessia and Leon; their songs are heating up!”

Spotify’s Songs of Summer 2015: Top 10

  1. I Know There’s Gonna be (Good Times)Jamie xx, Ft. Young Thug and Popcaan
    Jamie xx’s solo sound is strikingly different from his work with the band, The xx, with this jam proving addictive from the jump. The Spotify team had this song on repeat as soon as the British producer dropped it, and it just topped Spotify’s viral charts.
  1. Can’t Feel My FaceThe Weeknd
    The Weeknd has been on a hot streak of late with his Fifty Shades of Grey song Earned It passing 200 million streams on Spotify, and this funk-meets-MJ-throwback is bound to keep him in music lovers’ faces (and headphones) all summer long.
  1. This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A MotherF****rMaroon 5
    Sure, the explicit title suggests pain more than pleasure (maybe a sunburn reference?), but this in-your-face single off the reissue of Maroon 5’s hit album V is a bonafide summer anthem.
  1. The Night Is Still YoungNicki Minaj
    This track is one of several success stories from rapper Nicki Minaj’s album The Pinkprint . The Night Is Still Young has been building rapidly since April and has been listened to over 30 million times on Spotify to date. Its catchy chorus is the perfect rallying cry for party-goers on hot summer nights.
  1. Lean OnMajor Lazer (ft. MØ and DJ Snake)
    Racking up more than 185 million streams to date, Lean On has been a chart topper in several countries around the world for a number of weeks. Major Lazer, a Diplo side project, lets Danish singer MØ take the lead on this dancehall-inflected song, and it’s on track to keep revving through summer.
  1. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) – OMI
    Cheerleader was originally released in 2012, but this remix by German DJ Felix Jaehn has taken off with listeners from Europe to New Zealand and now in the U.S. Jamaican artist OMI blends horns with elements of calypso and reggae in this feel-good song that’s impossible to frown to.
  1. Talking BodyTove Lo
    Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo blew up last year with a remix of her song Habits (Stay High), and listeners have taken to Talking Body (which is as steamy as Lo is sassy) with equal enthusiasm. The track is Lo’s second to be released from her 2014 album Queen Of The Clouds.
  1. Good ThingSage the Gemini ft. Nick Jonas
    This track spikes most on Spotify on the weekends; an indicator it’s getting traction as a party song. Nick Jonas croons his way brilliantly through slick synth beats courtesy of Swedish producer Ilya, giving Good Thing the potential to break out in the coming months.
  1. Beautiful NowZedd ft. Jon Bellion
    Every summer needs a good club banger, and Beautiful Now fits the bill. On the latest single to be released off Russian-German DJ Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors, singer Jon Bellion promises to “light up the sky.”
  1. HereAlessia Cara
    A self-described “anti-social pessimist”, 18-year-old Alessia Cara’s debut single Here might not be a pro-party jam, but begs to be heard. It’s been popping on Spotify’s viral chart for weeks, an indication that listeners are sharing it with their friends. This Canadian singer-songwriter is going places.

Spotify’s Songs of Summer 2015  – Full list

  • I Know There’s Gonna be (Good Times) – Jamie xx, Ft. Young Thug, Popcaan
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
  • This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A MotherF****r – Maroon 5
  • The Night Is Still Young – Nicki Minaj
  • Lean On – Major Lazer (ft. MØ and DJ Snake)
  • Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) – OMI
  • Talking Body – Tove Lo
  • Good Thing – Sage the Gemini ft. Nick Jonas
  • Beautiful Now – Zedd ft. Jon Bellion
  • Here – Alessia Cara
  • Bad Girls – MKTO
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) – Rich Homie Quan
  • I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Dreams- Beck
  • Fun – Pitbull, Chris Brown
  • 21 – Hunter Hayes
  • Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo
  • Waiting For Love – Avicii
  • Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
  • Stole The Show – Kygo ft. Parson James
  • Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
  • You Don’t Own Me – Grace ft. G-Eazy
  • Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
  • Where Are Ü Now – Jack Ü ft. Justin Bieber

*The Spotify Viral Chart is based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number of listens.

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Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 75 million active users, and over 20 million paying subscribers.

Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US $3bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.

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