The Only Songs Of Summer Playlist You Need

Are you tired of being nice, considering reconciling with your ex, or simply ready to tell everyone just how much you like it like that? Well, you're in the right place because as much as 2018 is becoming the summer of scams, it is also clearly the summer of Too Many Songs of Summer.
Yes, we are in quite a predicament here: there are simply too many good songs on our streaming playlists right now. There's Drake for the sad boys and girls, Selena Gomez for the ones reconsidering their summer of love choices, and Cardi B for everyone who just wants to party.
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But beyond that, there are even more songs vying for the title of "Song of the Summer." While it's purely objective which of this songs will rule your pool parties, playlists, and Instagram captions, I'd like to do you the favor of listing all the hottest, juiciest tracks that make me want to skip work and day drink with friends. These are the jams that you won't be able to escape as the temperature rises.
So, get ready to turn up the volume because here are the best songs of summer in 3, 2, 1 ....
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"No Tears Left To Cry" — Ariana Grande

Grande is having a year to say the least. The 24-year-old has not only found a new lover and fiancé, but she also is on track to release the album of the summer, Sweetener. "No Tears Left To Cry" left us ready for more.
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"One Kiss" — Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa deserves to have the song of summer because she is pop's shiniest star. Also of note: Teresa Giudice's experimental cover of the song.
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"I Like It" — Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Cardi B took a 1967 boogaloo classic and made it feel brand new again.
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"This Is America" — Childish Gambino

We weren't expecting Donald Glover to give us one of the most charged music videos of the year, but we are so glad he did.
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"APESHIT" — The Carters

On the flip side, we WERE expecting the Carters to give us a full mic drop moment. And, boy, did they ever.
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"Liberated" — DeJ Loaf, Leon Bridges

Although it may be the least known song on this list, it may very well be the best.
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"Nice for What" — Drake

What's a hot summer night without a little Drake?
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"Ghost Town" — Kanye West

2018 giveth, and 2018 taketh away the Kanye West we knew and loved. However, this is a very good song.
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"Girls Like You" — Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B

Cardi B is on this list twice now. That is what matters.
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"Lovesick Blues" — Mason Ramsey

This isn't really a solid contender, but the Walmart Yodeling Kid was a major cultural moment for us all. He performed at Coachella! So, I'm willing to put some respect on this little man's name and include this as a potential summer bop.
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"Better Now" — Post Malone

Whether or not you're a Post-It (is that what his stans are called? It should be), get used to hearing this song.
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"High Horse" — Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves' songs ooze summer road trip.
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"Back To You" — Selena Gomez

Once you're able to detach this song from the pivotal 13 Reasons Why moment, it's a clear contender for the quintessential summer jam.
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"Heat Wave" — Snail Mail

It's the summer of sad songs, didn't you hear?
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"Babe" — Sugarland, Taylor Swift

It's 2018 — I'm down to kick it with some country-pop crossover.
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"Delicate" — Taylor Swift

As a non-Swiftie, even I have to admit this has been stuck in my head for way too long.
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"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris

One of the main qualities of a song of summer is that it is overplayed to the point of no return. Enter, "The Middle."
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"No Brainer" — DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

We have Asahd to thank for this song, which quickly became a late front-runner for the Song of Summer. Thank you Asahd.
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Listen to all these summertime jams right here. Don't forget to wear sunscreen while your kicking it and twerking it by the pool!
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