You know when you hear it. This is usually the true test of a summer song, the hymn tune that penetrates every corner of the season, from block parties trips to the mall in the unit late at night. But what if the parts are cleared, shopping break and there is no place to go? The official song of summer 2020 has yet to be passed. It ”s just that it was not a unique track with the level of ubiquity we used to. And in a strange emotional, sad summer and political upheaval, the effervescent joy of past visits seems to strike the wrong chord. But DaBaby the “Rock Star” Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” and a significant cluster of other songs have not their claims to our attention. Below TIME Andrew R. Chow, Cady Long, Judy Berman and Raisa Bruner discuss what the rankings say because it’s so different this summer and the song or songs worthy of the winners will be crowned. What the charts say Bruner: The Ultimate Song of Summer, to me is the 2017 “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. It was inevitable. E ‘was lively. It looked like a hot day and a tropical cocktails and a dance party in one. And its primacy is reflected in the charts, where slightly exceeded the lists of Billboard and Spotify. Last year, “Old Town Road”, led by TikTok and charisma of Lil Nas X, has created a similar consensus. This year, the “rock star” rankings DaBaby crowning feat. Roddy Ricch as an official selection of 2020; the melodic rap, amplified by a current protest referred remix is one prevails on space for 11 weeks. Despite the importance of “Rockstar”, but it feels like this summer, there are gaps between what numbers and what they have to say our summer experiences. I listened to the radio or at a party in six months, so maybe I am a fugitive. But the main place where you can find me a kind of cultural connectivity-over generations, geography, isolation level on TikTok. Successes like the remix slow-burning “Roses” or Louisville rapper Jack Harlow “What’s Poppin” infiltrate via Instagram and my conscience with some regularity these days. Chow: TikTok the current tenuous existence or its possible future role in the international geopolitical relations, the application has an amazing effect on the independent music world. Just last summer, it was still something of a novelty to see a shot of inspiration TikTok as “Old Town Road” across the top of the charts. Well, it is the road to success: “Do not Start Now”, “Say So” Top 10 hits like “Rock Star,” “Savage”, “Gooba”, “Toosie Slide”, “Roses” and “What what’s Poppin ‘all they owe all or part of their success to their viral on the app. I think it would be false to say that TikTok and its 15 seconds of a stunning effect they had on pop music. These songs feel very similar the three-year successes ago ( “Bad and Boujee”, “Shape of You”). in addition, major labels have captured TikTok sense, sometimes making it difficult to tell if a song like “do not Start Now” Rose signed the singer Dua Lipa Warner organically or through strategic marketing. But I think the preference of TikTok erases Community optimistic slots in the rankings, not that anxious state of the world are reflected. the songs that defined this summer, city-we’ve danceable songs just dance We were alone in our room to them. what they oysters Bruner hearts say, I think it’s fair to say the numbers do not always reflect our moods. I like “Rock Star” and love “Savage”, especially the remix Beyonce, and of course Megan Thee Stallion late addition “WAP” with Cardi B, unsportsmanlike jam and fabulous fit than those in a much more life to free pandemic wheel it could allow. But mostly I was albums that take a long time my loneliness Echo, accompanied by a single artist Soundtrack excursions. surprising albums of April Fiona Apple shears made a deep eco recover with me. Perform prescient last album Jewels, published swept only as a nation according protests felt tense. And Taylor Swift album Folklore and surprise Punisher Phoebe Bridgers’ were in heavy rotation; their confusion, pain texts remember with love lost and won self-knowledge. But if you want to party, it was Dua Lipa- “Do not Stop Now” free floating ‘Hallucinate’, that is to say that for me it did. (Honorable mention of Harry Styles with “Watermelon Sugar”). My song of the summer, but S. He “rose” remixed by unknown early Imanbek Kazakh producers. From the menu, it has exactly the undeniable energy. Berman: This summer the quarantine was for me as a single multiple albums. As Raisa, I live for Fiona, Phoebe and Taylor. Their latest versions Waxahatchee March cozy atmosphere of Saint Cloud Records, as the whispered conversations with friends; Can I fill up quietly in my side of the exchange. I think many of us are missing in our daily lives in recent months that kind of intimacy. If I need to take a walk and remember, there is still a world out there waiting for the post-pandemic on me, I tend to go for the exciting sounds. Inlet, the latest and greatest album of veterinary shoegaze Hum, is a whole state of mind. The raging, metal skronk New Orleans Punks particular interest is the passion of making a convincing substitute for the guarantee of a town that is thriving, rather than mourning. Yves funky cancer, dreamy sky wearied spirit is a spaceship in a galaxy where the touching skin of another human being is not only safe but holy. But it’s not like you’re immune to earworms. And at that point to get my flow of serotonin, they have extra to be bold, big silly. I apologize in advance for someone to lethal remix hook-laden electro Buzz band 100 GECS ‘Ringtone’ with Charli XCX, Rico Nasty and Kero Kero Bonito are introducing. Okay, Kaya overlooked “Psych Ward” is the melodramatic anthem of my own padded cell. Although he recovered from a shooting that shocked fans Megan Thee stallion may be the only person in America a hot girl 2020 Summer There is no denying “Savage” or “Girls in the Hood”, but with my new attraction line unsubtle all things, I feel most of the song, music video and lifestyle, the “WAP.” Lang: Due to the pandemic, I put on music has been commissioned to make my emotions this summer to arrive, and was the lord of the rap that they deliver. As Raisa and Judy, I am excited and happy energy unrepentant bad-bitch “WAP” and the acquisition of the charts and the Internet. Cardi B is my president and Megan Thee stallion is a national treasure! Meg and bey win “Savage Remix” was for me to repeat, as the Doja cat “Say So” and “Like That” -Doja discovers perfect pop rap samples that I could not resist, despite their seemingly termination (it seems that TikTok had not been able to resist its charms). new album City City Girls’ to block the delivery. Mulatto “B * tch Da Da Souf” are begging remix with Saweetie and Trina pushed into a car that is in a cruising hot day. But I think it’s Flo Millis braggadocious, irrepressible fun mixtape, you have, why are you here? And his arrogant IG Freestyle-turned-hit “Beef FloMix” that gave all summer lift my spirit, a real confidence booster when you hear. Chow: There is only one song that spoke in a way to the pandemic that all his angst, black humor captured and despair for normality and it was written by a lanky HBO friend. “You have the antibody? Do you go with me?” Growls Nicholas Brown, better known as the cousin Greg to follow. Give the man his Emmy and throw while you’re in the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. In normal summer, however, we would like to hear Chloe x anywhere from Halle speakers explosions absurd hour. Now no Christian is a neatly constructed without album jumps a very rare achievement these days, alternating between the celestial harmony and sly threat. The unstoppable shot here accompanied “Do It”, a statement of intent spring from one of the best music videos of the year. Why so different this summer? Lang: We live engage in a crisis unprecedented global health with racist violence with a national accounting and steels for the inevitable economic depression. To say that this summer is different from previous years, an understatement, and it is natural that our taste in music reflects. Many of us crave the comfort and connection or escape-something or take carefree fun that can bring joy or our minds from darkness and emerging issues in the world. On the other hand, it is also worth noting that in mind songs that have thrived club does not apply quite the same way when you are in your pajamas at home, dance club also in quarantine. Chow: While we have experienced physical existences fragmented this summer, I would actually argue that our collective desire for shared experiences led to a return to monoculture. This has been demonstrated more clearly on TV, with Tiger King and The Last Dance for Twitter race routes. But it is also performed in music, particularly as TikTok a mandatory inclusion of culture in dance crazes created. Many graphic songs were easy stand-in for the mammoth cultural capital-M Moments, would 6ix9ine ruthless approach exemption or series of Taylor Swift Indies. Not surprising I think 8 of 10 number one songs on May 9 was collaborations that just want our favorites to see with our other favorites! It is no coincidence that the year’s biggest success is driven by the line, “new Lamborghini, f-ck a police car.” Bruner: That’s an interesting point, Andrew. We whiplashing between the desire to see celebrities, we can be successful (and have fun while doing it, then we represent can live through it) and try to find songs that say something, make sense of the world now. There is a reason, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”, which is open all right, but not entirely memorable, still has a passionate following. Nothing really checked each of these fields at once, even if the two pop art tries queens. It is the song of the summer dead? Berman: For me, it’s always been a flawed concept, but still good discussions can provide about the music from a certain time period. Unless they are not strictly in terms of the Billboard Hot 100 to talk about a single, song of the summer consensus is pretty rare. “Crazy in Love” (2003) and “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) are outliers. Set four persons if Drake “nice for what” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin “Like” Ariana Grande “more tears to cry” or Kacey Musgraves ‘High Horse’ was 2018, the summer song, and you can set four different answers. Our culture is fragmented! We booming songs of the summer against Gene Z songs of the summer season, Red State-songs of the summer against blue-state summer songs, songs of summer plotted against summer underground songs. In years without “Old Road Town,” we rap songs of summer songs and summer campaign. It is to still have a fun and useful debate, however, and one that definitely helps, cultural trends in the area. If “Despacito” dominated 2017, was the confirmation that the Latin American pop mainstream had won. For better or for worse, some billboard songs certificate of Summer “Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In” by The 5th Dimension (1969), TLC’s “Waterfalls” (1995), Katy Perry “I Kissed a Girl” (2008) – are capsules the time to very specific moments in decades. Something would be lost if we did not take every day the labor camp. But especially now that the ubiquity difficult to quantify a song and widespread cultural impact on competing platforms, physical albums and Spotify Radio and YouTube, I think our best bet is the field of candidates rather than trying to cut you get too low. Because for a song of the summer, when you can have an entire mixtape? Bruner: Exactly, Judy. Despite the lack of this summer live music and late-release of many projects we ended up with a rich variety of working with straight. Music is not a zero-sum game. And next year? I hope that this slowdown creates some rich materials and creative opportunities for artists experiment. And I can not wait to get all sweaty and sublime dancing on a dance floor, again. And the winner is … “Rock Star” for the numerically-oriented, “WAP” for the solemn and eclectic mixtape of great songs for all other just trying to take things day by day. image copyright of photography illustration of Sangsuk Sylvia Kang for TIME; Getty Images (3); WireImage / Getty Images (3)
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