Summer is almost here. Whether you’re planning to go hang out with friends, work on your fitness goals, or just soak up the tropical midday sun, we all know there’s one thing that can make or break fitness. occasion: your choice of music. Choose wisely and your playlist can boost your mood to new heights. Suddenly you feel like you’re on top of the world.
A successful year for music has given us rising stars, hidden gems, everlasting hits and summer anthems to come. Now is the time for you to create your ultimate summer playlist. Here are my top picks:
No other song sums up tropical summer vibes like watermelon sugar. Even if you are in your garden, this song could easily transport you to the white sand beaches of Bora Bora, with the lapping of the sea at your feet.
Moreover, he has already won some major awards: a Grammy for best pop solo performance and a British award for song of the year.
After the huge success of his second album, nostalgia for the futurelast year, Dua Lipa triumphed again with the release of this single in February.
I think it’s a welcome break from the recurring pop songs about breakups. Its quirky, Caribbean-inspired melody is what makes this song so unique and endearing.
Breakthrough artist Olivia Rodrigo – another former Disney star aspiring to follow in the footsteps of Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande on the global music scene – topped the charts this year. Her debut single, Drivers License, is a cathartic ballad with powerful lyrics and soulful vocals.
The story steeped in lyricism is beautifully crafted. It’s uplifting – the perfect song for those days when you need some positive affirmation.
Griff is an up-and-coming artist who has yet to find success outside of the UK music charts. Nevertheless, her latest single, Black Hole, received critical acclaim.
This song has all the components of a must-have summer hit: captivating lyrics and an irresistible melody. The end product is reminiscent of other smash hits like Taylor Swift or Billie Eilish. You can’t help but fall in love with this song.
Joel Corry & MNEK
Joel Corry head heart is an infinite beacon of positive energy. If you’re looking to throw a (COVID-free) party this summer, there’s no better way to set the mood than with this feel-good song – it’s sure to put a smile on your face.
From the recent rock-inspired album of the same name, plastic hearts captures the gorgeous reimagining of Miley Cyrus. It showcases a different side of the singer that we’ve never seen before – her voice is deeper and grittier – but the songs she produced are just as legendary.
plastic hearts features the perfect combination of great lyrics and a relentless beat to take your summer playlist to new heights.
Coldplay is renowned for churning out chart-topping tracks, and their latest release is no exception. Like its predecessors, higher power is an instant dancefloor-filler that is guaranteed to grab the attention of everyone in the room.
As you are captivated by the rhythm, you really start to believe that you have got the higher power. Coldplay’s inaugural performance of this song was to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, with vocalist Chris Martin saying, “The song is about trying to find the astronaut in all of us, the person who can make amazing things.”
Stop this flame
This catchy piano song by British soul singer Celeste is essential for your summer playlist. It may start small, but when the jazz meets Celeste’s distinctive voice, it’s an irresistible hit for everyone.
Stop this flame carries inspirational sayings everywhere; it’s a song about perseverance and self-confidence. Need motivation to crush your goals this summer? Then this song is for you.
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The Weeknd and Ariana Grande
After the success of “Blinding Lights” last year, The Weeknd has produced another classic. Originally released last year, her most recent collaboration on the song with pop superstar Ariana Grande spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
And it’s easy to see why: their versatile vocal range makes this song subtle and incredibly catchy. Who would have thought that this unlikely combination would make such a perfect duo?