Which of These Tracks Will Be Dubbed 2020's Song of the Summer?
Claiming the coveted "song of the summer" title means going down in music history for representing the state of American culture at its hottest â€” or that you simply got the dance floor moving and became synonymous with fun in the sun. Hits like Los del RĂo's "Macarena," Christina Aguileraâ€™s "Genie in a Bottle" and Lil Nas Xâ€™s "Old Town Road" are just a few of those now-classics that reached similar heights and became total reminders of summertime. And 2020â€™s favorite tracks will appear on countless warm-weather playlists of the future as we begin to associate them with this all-too-interesting period of time.
This year, the state of the world (and our ability to enjoy most oh-so-summer activities) is dramatically different. As the coronavirus pandemic shows few signs of slowing, itâ€™s not the time to relax at the beach or host late-night chill sessions with friends. Fortunately, this hasnâ€™t stopped artists from making sure the summer stays sizzling â€” at least for our ears â€” with some amazing music. Which of these hits earns the top spot on your "song of the summer" playlist?