Future, Kendrick Lamar and More Among Spotify’s Predictions for Songs of Summer 2017
Summer 2017 has more or less arrived, and so have Spotify's predictions for the biggest songs of the season. Unsurprisingly, Kendrick Lamar and Future both found their way onto the streaming service's Songs of Summer hitlist, which also includes rap game luminaries like DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert and Logic, as well as singers like Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello and Miley Cyrus.
Entries on Spotify's Songs of Summer list are reportedly chosen based on extensive trend analysis, chart performance, social media and activity on Spotify itself. Sounds like a pretty complete way to go about it.
Making the list a good bit more fun, the streaming service offered up descriptions for the situations in which you might find yourself playing each song on the list. K. Dot's DAMN. track "DNA" was listed as a track for "The Summer Workout," while Future's "Mask Off" is listed as "The Rap Cut." Lil Uzi Vert's “XO TOUR Llif3” is listed as being the "Best Trap Option," and Logic's Alessia Cara and Khalid-assisted “1-800-273-8255” is described as a "Song with an Important Message."
Nicki Minaj also claims a spot on the list by appearing with her feature on Katy Perry's "Swish Swish" (Ultimate Club Banger), while Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne pop up on Khaled's ubiquitous single "I'm the One" (Lounging by the Pool Song). Quavo even pops up a second time on Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" (The Party Song).
Check out the rest of the list for yourself below.
Spotify's Songs of Summer 2017
Selena Gomez, “Bad Liar” (The This Song is Lit Song)
Liam Payne Feat. Quavo, “Strip That Down” (The Party Song)
DJ Khaled Feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, “I'm The One” (Lounging by the Pool Song)
Camila Cabello, “Crying in The Club” (My Summer Fling is a Disaster Song)
Lady Gaga, “The Cure” (Sunburn Recovery Song)
Shawn Mendes, "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back" (The Road Trip Staple)
Katy Perry Feat. Nicki Minaj, “Swish Swish” (Ultimate Club Banger)
Future, “Mask Off” (The Rap Cut)
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder” (The Dark and Stormy)
Kendrick Lamar, “DNA” (The Summer Workout)
Niall Horan, “Slow Hands” (Summer Lazing Song)
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (Remix) (The Globetrotter)
Miley Cyrus, “Malibu” (Cruising to the Beach Song)
Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid, “1-800-273-8255” (Song with an Important Message)
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3” (Best Trap Option)
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