Spotify has unveiled its predictions for the songs of summer 2022 using streaming numbers, current trajectory, and future forecasting from its global curation team. The list covers a wide array of genres and moods for every summer situation.
The list features GRAMMY award-winning Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy’s new single, the Toni Braxton-sampling “Last Last,” and Tems, who also made an appearance on the list via her collaboration with Future on “Wait For You”. According to new data gathered by Spotify, these two tracks are among the 20 biggest songs of summer 2022 in the running.
Burna Boy dropped “Last Last” on May 12 ahead of his forthcoming album, Love, Damani, which is set for a June 30 premiere via Atlantic Records. The track, produced by Chopstix, features a sample of Toni Braxton’s 2000 R&B hit, “He Wasn’t Man Enough.”
“Last Last” comes paired with a self-directed music video. The clip was shot at his home, among other hand-picked locations. The vibe-y, mid-tempo song finds Burna Boy reflecting on past relationships before ultimately concluding that everything will be okay.
“Wait for U” is a song by American rapper Future, featuring vocals from Canadian rapper and singer Drake and Nigerian singer Tems. It was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio as the second single from Future’s ninth studio album, I Never Liked You, on May 3, 2022. The song samples Tems’s song, “Higher”, from her debut extended play, For Broken Ears (2020).
See the full list below, in alphabetical order, and listen to them all on Spotify’s Songs of Summer playlist:
- “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
- “Amazing” by Rex Orange County
- “As It Was” by Harry Styles
- “Big Energy” by Latto
- “Die Hard” by Kendrick Lamar, Blxst, Amanda Reifer
- “Ferrari” by James Hype, Miggy Dela Rosa
- “First Class” by Jack Harlow
- “F.N.F (Let’s Go)” by Hitkidd, GloRilla
- “I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Post Malone, Doja Cat
- “Last Last” by Burna Boy
- “No One Dies From Love” by Tove Lo
- “Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny (feat. Bomba Estéreo)
- “Potion” by Calvin Harris (with Dua Lipa, Young Thug)
- “Provenza” by Karol G
- “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell
- “Something in the Orange” by Zach Bryan
- “Sunroof” by Nicky Youre, Dazy
- “Supermodel” by Måneskin
- “The Dress” by Dijon
- “Wait for U” by Future (feat. Drake, Tems)