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The Top Songs of Summer 2018

Drake, Maroon 5 and Cardi B have the top songs of Summer 2018 on Spotify

It was the plea heard around the world; “Kiki, do you love me?”

The line not only set the stage for a viral dance challenge, but is the standout lyric of 2018’s most streamed song of the summer – “In My Feelings” by Drake. The track, from the artist’s smash double album Scorpion, streamed more than 393 million times between June 1 and August 20. Maroon 5’s balled “Girls Like You” (featuring Cardi B) is the second most-streamed song of the summer, with about 293 million streams, and Cardi B’s “I Like It” (featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny) came in a close third with more than 289 million streams for the same time period.

The list of top summer streaming hits also includes dance tracks “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa and “Solo” by Clean Bandit, featuring Demi Lovato as well as 5 Seconds of Summer’s pop-rock anthem “Youngblood.” Ariana Grande’s track “no tears left to cry” was a mainstay on our charts throughout the summer, as the singer’s lead single off Sweetener, one of August’s most anticipated albums.

Summer 2018 can also be defined by its breakout stars, perhaps most notably Juice WRLD, a 19-yr-old Chicago rapper whose track “Lucid Dreams” has been a consistent presence on Spotify’s global chart for the last two months.

“Juice WRLD is undoubtedly the breakout star of the summer,” says Carl Chery, Spotify’s Head of Urban Music. “His rise was one of the quickest in recent memory but his music has proven to have staying power. His knack for melodies and his willingness to be vulnerable on songs like ‘Lucid Dreams’ connected with his audience in a real way.”

Latin jam “Te Boté – Remix” has also emerged as a top summer track globally, led by newcomer to the world stage Nio Garcia, a Puerto Rican dancer-turned-rapper (the track also features artists Casper Magico, Darrell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam).

Here are Spotify’s Top Global Songs of Summer 2018:

  1. In My Feelings – Drake
  2. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
  3. I Like It – Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  4. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
  5. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
  6. Better Now – Post Malone
  7. One Kiss – Calvin Harris (with Dua Lipa)
  8. Solo – Clean Bandit (feat. Demi Lovato)
  9. Taste – Tyga (feat. Offset)
  10. Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer
  11. God’s Plan – Drake
  12. Nice For What – Drake
  13. Te Boté – Remix – Nio Garcia (feat. Casper Magico, Darrell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam)
  14. Jackie Chan – Tiësto, Dzeko (feat. Post Malone, Preme)
  15. Back To You – Selena Gomez
  16. no tears left to cry – Ariana Grande
  17. Moonlight – XXXTENTACION
  18. Don’t Matter To Me – Drake (with Michael Jackson)
  19. Rise – Jonas Blue
  20. Nonstop – Drake

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Here are Spotify’s Top U.S. Songs of Summer 2018:

  1. In My Feelings – Drake
  2. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
  3. SAD! – XXXTENTACION
  4. I Like It – Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  5. Nice For What – Drake
  6. Better Now – Post Malone
  7. Taste – Tyga (feat. Offset)
  8. Moonlight – XXXTENTACION
  9. Nonstop – Drake
  10. Yes Indeed – Lil Baby & Drake
  11. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B)
  12. I’m Upset – Drake
  13. God’s Plan – Drake
  14. Psycho – Post Malone (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  15. All Mine – Kanye West
  16. Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
  17. Don’t Matter To Me – Drake (with Michael Jackson)
  18. All Girls Are The Same – Juice WRLD
  19. Look Alive – BlocBoy JB (feat. Drake)
  20. changes – XXXTENTACION

*Get the playlist here.

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