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Spotify dive through their stats combined with prior knowledge to predict which songs will be on repeat over the next three months.
As usual, Spotify’s music editorial team have revealed their predictions for the Songs of Summer 2022. Saying in a blog post “our curation teams pay attention to a number of factors, including the track’s current trajectory and cultural impact, combined with forecasting based on prior years’ knowledge of what tends to pop throughout the summer.”
This year’s hottest new tracks span genres and moods, including hip-hop, Latin, pop, country, indie, dance and more. In alphabetical order, here are the predicted top 20 Songs of Summer 2022.
Spotify highlighted a number of other trends they’ve spotted recently. According to the music streaming platform, since the meme went viral in 2019, there are now nearly 170,000 “hot girl summer” user-generated on Spotify worldwide.
In more recent surges or popularity, “feral girl summer” playlists have grown more than 320% in the past three months, with some of the top-added songs being “Psycho” by Maisie Peters, “Get Into It (Yuh)” by Doja Cat, “Thot Shit” by Megan Thee Stallion, “I Did Something Bad” by Taylor Swift, “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado (feat. Timbaland), and “Act Up” by City Girls.
Searches for “coconut girl summer” rose by nearly 950% this year. Some of the top-added songs include “Island in the Sun” by Weezer, “Diet Mountain Dew” by Lana Del Rey, “Santeria” by Sublime, “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus, and “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
“Dirty shirley” user-generated playlists have seen a 95% spike in average daily plays over the past month. Finally, average daily plays of “coastal grandmother” related playlists have seen nearly a 5,000% rise in popularity over the last month.