Summer is a great time to be a music fan. There are tons of festivals to attend, many bands are on tour, and many artists prioritize their albums release for the summer months.
No matter what genre you’re into—or if you prefer listening to an eclectic mix of musical genres, these are some of the biggest songs released this summer you need to add to your summer playlist.
“I Don’t Care”
Released on May 10 by Ed Sheeran featuring Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care” is part of Sheeran’s fourth studio album No. 6 Collaborations Project. “I Don’t Care” is the fourth collaboration between Sheeran and Bieber.
Produced by Max Martin, Shellback, and Fred Gibson, “I Don’t Care” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Released on June 8 by Chris Brown featuring Drake, “No Guidance” is the fourth single from Brown’s 2019 album Indigo.
Produced by Vinylz, J-Louis, 40, and Teddy Walton, the track made it to the top 10 of the charts in five countries, and it peaked at number nine of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“You Need to Calm Down”
Released on June 14 by Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” is the second single from her 2019 album Lover.
Produced by Joel Little, and Swift, the song addresses both homophobia in general, as well as Swift’s critics, and it reached the top five in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and made it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Released on June 28 by Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid, “Beautiful People” is the third single from Sheeran’s 2019 Album No.6 Collaborations Project.
Produced by Sheeran, Fred Gibson, Max Martin, Shellback, and Alex Gibson, the song made it all the way to number one on the UK Singles Chart, as well as making it to the top five in 15 countries. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Released on July 5 by Post Malone featuring Young Thug, “Goodbyes” was written by Austin Post, Jeffery Williams, Brian Lee, Louis Bell, Billy Walsh, Val Blavatnik, and Jessie Foutz, and produced by Bell and Lee.
The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, while also reaching the top five in 12 other countries including making it to the number one song in Finland.
“Old Town Road”
Released on December 3 by a then unsigned Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” has become so popular it has resulted in a record deal for Lil Nas X with Columbia Records, as well as four of remixes by Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and RM.
Produced by YoungKio, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross, “Old Town Road” has reigned as king of the musical charts for a whopping 17 weeks—a new record, defeating the 1995 Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men collaboration “One Sweet Day.”
It’s also made it to the top five on the charts in 24 countries, and it’s been number one in 19 of them.