Sadly summer is coming to an end! I’ve been listening songs, both old and new, that will forever take me back to hearing them over this summer. Here are 25 songs (in no particular order) that had me feeling good allll Summer 2017! (Warning: Quite a few of these have explicit language.)
Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
I said in no particular order, but this may actually be my number one! It makes me feel like a baddie and we all know I love me some Demi. This song made me want an album from her ASAP.
Stay by Zedd ft Alessia Cara
I’d heard this song before, but when it was in that movie Everything, Everything I really came to love it. It’s so fun!
To The Max by DJ Khaled ft Drake
I love Drake and DJ Khaled’s whole album (Grateful) had hit after hit!
Strip That Down by Liam Payne ft Quavo
I was a huge 1D fan and Liam was always my favorite. I was hype when he came out with a single and I’m happy I like it as much as I do! I love his sound.
Remember I Told You by Nick Jonas ft. Anne-Marie, Mike Posner
No surprise I had to add some Nick into the mix! This song is fun to dance to but still has real, relatable lyrics. I’m low key waiting on an album from Nick too!!
That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
This album (24K Magic) was everything!! I always liked Bruno but this summer I grew to really love him. People can’t help but sing along to this song and the video is fire.
Unforgettable by French Montana ft Swae Lee
I honestly wasn’t a fan of this song until I went to the BET Awards. Set wise this performance was one of my favorites!
There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes sings with so much intensity and passion that I can’t help but love his singles!
LOYALTY. By Kendrick Lamar ft Rihanna
Kendrick’s a beast. Rihanna’s a beast. This song has a dope message. What’s not to like?!
I’m The One by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
When I first heard this song I knew it was a summer hit for sure! Just the artists alone made this a recipe for success. It’s low key empowering to me. When Justin sings “I’m the only one” I’m like “You right Justin! I am the only one!”
Bad 4 Us by Superfruit
I loveee me some Superfruit!! Their whole album (Future Friends) was full of fun summer jams and I love their YouTube videos.
Crew by GoldLink ft. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy
This song speaks to the me on the come up! Literally this is a song to anyone that sleeps on you and then changes up once you reach your potential.
The Way by Kehlani ft. Chance the Rapper
I’m beyond late to getting hip to this song. I just love how blunt yet feminine Kehlani is in all her songs. Also her and Chance KILL their little dance section in the video.
Sexy Ladies by Superfruit
I already talked about loving Superfruit so y’all get it. I love this song specifically because it’s about uplifting a friend who just needs to feel good about themself!
20 Something by SZA
This whole album (Ctrl) is great. This song is just super relatable when she talks about growing up and the crazy things we feel in our 20s. So real!
You & Me by Marc E. Bassy ft G. Eazy
I honestly heard this song playing in the bathroom at work and I only heard the chorus. I was super confused about what the song was about so I went to listen to the whole thing and I really like it!
Heebiejeebies Amine ft Kehlani
Love both of these artists! Anmine’s album (Good For You) just came out and it’s really good! It has one of my jams from last summer, Caroline. Y’all should check it out!
Power by Little Mix ft. Stormzy
Another empowering song full of girl power, literally! Little Mix is always good for that.
Question by Alex Aiono
I’ve been a fan of Alex’s covers on YouTube for a while so I’m excited for his original music! His voice is dope.
Garden (Say It Like Dat) by SZA
Another real, laid back song full a vibes from SZA’s album. For real if you haven’t heard it you need to get hip!!
Chunky by Bruno Mars
This song just makes me want to dance and have a good time! He talks about girls with big hoops and I love big hoops so I identify with it. Once again, this album was everything.
Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
James Arthur can SINGGG and this is such a cute, simple love song! Also this video is adorable.
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
This is another hit that’s been killing it this summer! I’ve always been an Ed Sheeran fan so I was happy for the success of this song.
Location by Khalid
I’ve been getting into artists with laid back vibes and Khalid is the epitome of that. I’m loving his vibe!
Shining by DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce and Jay-Z
Another hit from DJ Khaled. This unapologetic, care-free, positive attitude is how I’m trying to feel at all times! (Also Ashad Khaled is adorable on this album cover.)
These songs were basically the soundtrack to my summer and I enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you all are enjoying the last few weeks of the summer season!