The Songs of the Summer—According to TikTok and Spotify

Songs of the Summer According to Spotify and TIkTok
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Songs of the Summer According to Spotify and TIkTok
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Photo Credit: David Švihovec

What are the songs of the summer this year? Here’s a peek at the top ten according to TikTok and Spotify.

Curious about the song of the summer? It’s different depending on who you ask. Both TikTok and Spotify have released a peek at their most-streamed tracks this summer with some surprising differences between the two platforms. Let’s take a peek.

TikTok’s Songs of the Summer for the U.S.

TikTok says its list is composed of songs that had the most video creations using them—lending to their virality on the platform.

  1. “Makeba” – Jain
  2. “Barbie World” – Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, Aqua
  3. “Peaches & Eggplants” – Young Nudy
  4. “Get Off The Wall” – Philly Goats
  5. “Blicky” – Fresh X Reckless
  6. “Buckle Up” – Philly Goats & PGS Spence
  7. “What It Is – Solo Version” – Doechii
  8. “Pound Town” – Sexxy Red & Tay Keith
  9. “fukumean” – Gunna
  10. “Cruel Summer” – Taylor Swift

Spotify’s Songs of the Summer for the U.S.

Meanwhile, Spotify’s peek at the top songs of the summer in the United States reveal a strong favoring of Morgan Wallen, thanks to his genre-bending track “Last Night.”

  1. “Last Night” – Morgan Wallen
  2. “Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma
  3. “Cruel Summer” – Taylor Swift
  4. “fukumean” – Gunna
  5. “vampire” – Olivia Rodrigo
  6. “Fast Car” – Luke Combs
  7. “Kill Bill” – SZA
  8. “See You Again (ft. Kali Uchis)” – by Tyler, the Creator
  9. “un x100to” – Grupo Frontera, Bad Bunny
  10. “You Proof” – Morgan Wallen

The “Barbie World” track from the Barbie movie soundtrack doesn’t appear on Spotify’s list until #14, while it takes the #2 spot on TikTok’s list. It seems as though superstars like Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen, Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, and Luke Combs all have more pull on a traditional DSP—where people are listening for the music and not the meme. It’s always nice when a song takes off to become something on its own—but songs like “Fast Car” convey feeling that’s hard to turn into a short-form viral clip.