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Spotify's Sizzling 2023 Songs of Summer Are Here


We've been waiting all summer, speculating and ruminating on what hot tracks would rise to the top as the songs of the summer. And now we have our answers for what hits have dominated during the past few months.

Drumroll please . . . Globally, the most-streamed song of the summer is Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma's smash hit, Ella Baila Sola.

In the U.S., the most-streamed song is Morgan Wallen's croon-worthy track Last Night, the first country song to claim the title on Spotify.

Digging in for a global look Ella Baila Sola topped the chart this summer. Eslabon Armado, an American m sica Mexicana group, is no stranger to success, with many music awards under their belt. And we knew Peso Pluma was a talent to watch when we declared him a Spotify RADAR artist earlier this year. Three other tracks of Peso Pluma's also made it into the global Top 30 list this summer: La Bebe Remix, Peso Pluma: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 55, and El Azul. It's a big moment for the m sica Mexicana genre, which has seen 430% growth on Spotify over the past five years, globally.

Coming in hot as the second-most-streamed song globally is Bad Bunny's WHERE SHE GOES, while Jung Kook and Latto's Seven sits at number three.

Antonio Vazquez, Head of U.S. Latin Editorial at Spotify, explained why it's no surprise that m sica Mexicana is taking hold of the charts. Watching the rise of Ella Baila Sola' to become the global song of the summer has been truly exhilarating, he said. It's a testament to how m sica Mexicana is not only capturing hearts but also dominating the international music scene and becoming one of the top growth-driving genres globally. This feels like an important milestone, and it's only getting started.

Latin music's popularity has consistently and remarkably risen worldwide. It's not just about catchy beats anymore; artists are successfully infusing their music with their personal stories, experiences, and a sense of cultural pride, said Antonio. This authenticity, combined with cross-genre collaborations and a globalized music landscape, is contributing to the unstoppable growth of Latin music. Antonio also noted that the strong appeal of Ella Baila Sola' can be attributed to its unique blend of elements that resonate across cultures-the vibrant trombone-driven sound and the infectious requinto intro create a captivating experience.

Summer party in the USA In the U.S., listeners were feeling a little bit country this summer, with Morgan Wallen's track Last Night as the most-streamed song. Last Night' has all the trappings of a hit that transcends genre, explained Rachel Whitney, Head of Editorial, Nashville. It kicks off with a storyline that keeps you guessing, and lands in the catchiest hook. It pulls in audiences from across the popular-music spectrum, with elements of R&B, pop, and country all in one. Between the beat, the hook, and the stripped-down guitar intro and Wallen's signature southern drawl, it's a song that can get people dancing or gathered around a campfire.

Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma's Ella Baila Sola is the second-most-streamed song in the U.S., and Taylor Swift's Cruel Summer holds down the number three position.

Overall, listeners had a lot of love for country hits as they splashed the summer away: Five songs from the genre made it onto the U.S. Top 20 list. As Rachel shared, this isn't so surprising as summer is the season when listening really peaks for country fans-country songs are perfect for road trips and lake days. Morgan landed two more hits on the list with You Proof and Wasted On You, while Fast Car by Luke Combs and Something in the Orange by Zach Bryan also made the cut.

Artists like Morgan Wallen, Zach Bryan, and Taylor Swift-with the release of her country album Speak Now (Taylor's Version)-have driven a surge in the popularity of country music over the summer, especially with younger fans, said Rachel.

Sunny trends taking over the states Here's what else was trending in the U.S. this summer.

Viva Latino

From m sica Mexicana to reggaet n, Latin music made up 25% of the Top 20 U.S. list, with many tracks also included in our global list. un x100to by Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny, La Bebe Remix by Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma, and TQM by Fuerza Regida are among the standouts.

Angsty anthems

Emotions ruled with revenge pop anthems like vampire by Olivia Rodrigo, Kill Bill by SZA, Boy's a Liar Pt. 2 by PinkPantheress and Ice Spice, and, of course, Taylor Swift's Cruel Summer.

Hi, Barbie!

One of the summer's biggest films also drove streams, with two tracks from Barbie The Album making the Top 20 list: Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album] by Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, and Aqua, and Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album) by Dua Lipa.

Punchy podcast picks and grade-A audiobooks Music kept the pool parties going, but podcasts and audiobooks were equally hot. Add these faves to your list.

Spotify Editorial's U.S. summer podcast picks:

The Prince Mixtape

Call Her Daddy

Believable: The Coco Berthmann Story

Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

Lost Hills: The Dark Prince

The Comment Section with Drew Afualo

Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Texas Monthly True Crime: Stephenville

LA Made: The Barbie Tapes

The Laverne Cox Show

Spotify Editorial's summer audiobook reads:

Yellowface by RF Kuang

Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS by BTS, Myeongseok Kang

Sing Your Name Out Loud by Jason Derulo

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Summer's not over yet, so there's still plenty of time to queue up our Songs of Summer playlist for your
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