Music of the Decade playlists | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian
Summer is the season of sound, whether planning a road trip playlist or needing a soundtrack to listen to while relaxing at home, here are some of the most popular artists and songs of summer 2022.
Pop songs for dancing
Those looking for fun dancy tunes to jam out to this summer can listen to artists like Harry Styles, Lizzo, Dua Lipa and Lil Nas X.
The young pop artist released the pop single “As It Was” in spring of 2022. This single has remained number one on the Billboard Music charts, according to Billboard Music.
Styles then followed up this success with the release of his new album “Harry’s House” in May 2022. The album features fun and funky songs like “Late Night Talking.”
Another popular summer song is “About Damn Time” by pop icon Lizzo. Featuring a fast lighthearted beat and catchy lyrics, this song will put anyone in a good mood.
The song has become so popular that it spawned a dance trend on the social media platform TikTok.
Gaining popularity over the past few years, Dua Lipa has put out another hit single “ Sweetest Pie” which features rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
This sensual rap-pop mashup has also made it on the Billboard charts.
Lil Nas X
Originally released in 2021, Lil Nas X’s song “ That’s What I Want” is just now gaining popularity due to its use on social media.
The song features a discussion on desire while providing an exciting beat perfect for any jam session.
Another cheerful summer song is Camila Cabello’s “Bam Bam” featuring Ed Sheeran. This bop focuses on adapting to lifes challenges while still enjoying life.
This song is perfect for any summer dance party and can be heard on many radio stations.
Chill summer incoming
Those looking for a more relaxing and chill summer vibe can tune out to Stephen Sanchez, Sam Smith and Kate Bush.
While a lesser known artist, Stephen Sanchez, released his hit “Until I Found You” in March. This charming love song with a retro 50s vibe will put lovers and singles alike in a good mood.
Smith’s sweet single “Love Me More” released in April, focusing on self love and the importance of community.
With a good beat and inspiring lyrics, this song is the perfect tune to listen to during a summer self-care session.
Oringially released in 1985, Bush’s “ Running Up That Hill” is trending once more due to its use in Netflix’s popular TV show, “Stranger Things”.
Featuring a classic retro beat, the song is actually quite solemn as the lyrics discuss longing and loss. Like Lizzo’s song and many others on this list, this song has become a trend on TikTok.
Listeners can hear these songs on WWSU 106.9 or can stream these tunes on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube.
Editor’s Note: Some songs may include indecent language and depictions of topics for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised.