Summer is for making memories. From the smaller moments, like savoring your favorite ice cream cone, to the larger moments, like weekend getaways or festivals with your friends, it’s the perfect time to soak up all this season has to offer.
Music has a way of defining a moment and capturing it forever. And every summer, there is a song that stands out and is somehow able to encapsulate all the magic, laughter, and fun of the season in three to five minutes.
Just as we map out of summer plans, we like to use our crystal ball to predict which songs are most likely to soundtrack the summer ahead. Everyone has an opinion on which catchy tune will reign supreme. And while we will have to wait until Labor Day to crown an official winner, here’s the Guru Gang’s prediction playlist of inescapable songs of the season. From earbuds and radios to road trips and pool parties prepare to overplay these jams throughout the sunny weeks ahead and love every minute of it.
CAUTION: straight fire beyond this point.
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I’m the One—DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper It’s no secret that this DJ Khaled masterpiece will be anotha one stuck in our heads all month long.
Rollin’—Calvin Harris ft. Future, Khalid Between last summer’s This Is What You Came For and this summer’s Slide, Calvin Harris has officially slayed our music expectations back to back. (Photo via @mmoor)
Closer—POWERS “I found this song in May when it was cold and rainy in VA, and it previewed that feel-good summer vibe before the weather could match. It’s stuck with me ever since, and now as I’m driving with the windows down there’s a 95% chance that this song is blasting through my speakers on repeat. “Closer” will for sure be the anthem of the summer.”—Style Guru, Jordan Shiley, James Madison University
Unforgettable— French Montana ft. Swae Lee The name is a precautionary warning that you’ll be bumping to it all summer long, you heard it from us first.
2U—David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber If you aren’t already a Belieber, you will be after you hear this #1 charted single.
Malibu—Miley Cyrus “In recent years, Miley has put out some of the biggest pop hits, so I won’t be surprised if “Malibu” becomes a summer favorite for many.” —Style Guru Editor, Casey Nalley, University of Kentucky
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Bad Liar—Selena Gomez This sultry radio hit will take up a fraction of your mind and stay there.
Despacito (Remix)—Louis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber A guilty pleasure even the Kardashians can’t resist. This song bangs even though we just (barely) know what they’re saying.
To The Max—DJ Khaled ft. Drake What’s a playlist without Drake? This super fun beat is impossible not to dance to and perfect for every summer bash.
Electric Touch—A R I Z O N A The ultimate on-the-go, late night summer bop.
These songs are already in your head, might as well fill your ears as well. Check out the CF Songs of the Summer playlist below. Any jams we’re missing? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be sure to add them in!