Summer is almost here! To celebrate, we’ve made some predictions about the songs that will soundtrack beach days and barbecues across America. Data from Pandora and Next Big Sound and insights from our curators tell us these will be the season’s hottest tracks.

What makes a great summer song? We did the math.

Check out the playlist below to hear all our picks. Whether you’re into hip-hop, pop, Latin or country, there’s a song here guaranteed to get you ready for that road trip or poolside rager.


          Hear our 2018 Songs of the Summer


Cardi B
“Be Careful”


Post Malone
“Better Now”


Ella Mai
“Boo’d Up”


Nicki Minaj


Daddy Yankee
“Dura (Remix) [feat. Becky G, Bad Bunny & Natti Natasha]”


“God’s Plan”


Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“I Like It”


Khea, Bad Bunny & Duki
“Loca (Bad Bunny Remix) [feat. Cazzu]”


Khalid & Normani
“Love Lies”




“Nice for What”


Ariana Grande
“No Tears Left to Cry”


Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“One Kiss”


Khalid, 6LACK & Ty Dolla $ign


Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi
“Powerglide (feat. Juicy J)”


Becky G & Natti Natasha
“Sin Pijama”


Nio Garcia, Darell & Casper Magico
“Te Bote”


Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“The Middle”


“Walk It Talk It (feat. Drake)”


Lil Baby & Drake
“Yes Indeed”


Dennis Lloyd


“Bag (feat. Yung Bans)”


Jay Rock


Maren Morris


Childish Gambino
“This is America”


Shawn Mendes