Summer is a season that is often associated with fun, relaxation, and unforgettable memories. And what better way to enhance those moments than with a catchy summer hit? Over the past decade, the music industry has delivered numerous anthems that have dominated the airwaves during the summer months. In this blog, we'll take a nostalgic trip through time, highlighting the summer hits that defined each year from 2013 to 2017.
"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Kicking off our journey, we have the infectious and controversial "Blurred Lines." This chart-topping collaboration became an instant sensation, thanks to its catchy melody and unforgettable chorus. It became the anthem of the summer, dominating radio stations and dance floors around the world.
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
In 2013, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" featuring Pharrell Williams captured the essence of summer with its disco-infused sound. The infectious groove and infectious lyrics had everyone dancing along, making it an undeniable hit that dominated the airwaves throughout the season.
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
In 2014, Pharrell Williams struck gold once again with his uplifting and joyous track, "Happy." This infectious song brought smiles to people's faces and had everyone dancing along. Its feel-good vibes made it an anthem for summer celebrations and outdoor gatherings.
"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX
Another popular and catchy summer song from 2014 was "Fancy". It is an upbeat and energetic track with a catchy chorus that quickly became a party anthem. "Fancy" achieved tremendous success on the charts, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for seven consecutive weeks. It also topped the charts in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The song's popularity was further boosted by its music video, which paid homage to the 1995 film "Clueless" and featured iconic scenes and fashion from the movie.
"Cheerleader" by OMI (Felix Jaehn Remix)
The summer of 2015 was defined by the irresistible reggae-pop fusion of OMI's "Cheerleader". The remix by Felix Jaehn elevated the song to new heights, topping the charts worldwide. With its infectious melody and uplifting lyrics, it became an instant summer anthem, echoing from beaches to pool parties.
"Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
This song quickly became a massive hit and a standout summer song of that year. The track showcases The Weeknd's signature blend of R&B, pop, and funk-infused sound, with catchy melodies and infectious energy. he song received widespread critical acclaim and topped charts around the world. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became The Weeknd's first top-ten hit in several other countries.
"One Dance" by Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla
Drake dominated the summer of 2016 with his hit single, "One Dance." The smooth blend of pop, R&B, and dancehall captivated listeners worldwide. It had everyone grooving to its infectious rhythm and catchy hooks, solidifying its place as one of the ultimate summer jams.
"Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
The summer of 2016 belonged to The Chainsmokers and their chart-topping collaboration with Halsey, "Closer." This electro-pop anthem took the world by storm with its captivating lyrics and addictive melody. It became the soundtrack of summer adventures and youthful romance.
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
No summer hits list would be complete without mentioning the global phenomenon that was "Despacito." This infectious Latin-pop track, featuring Daddy Yankee, took the world by storm. With its seductive melody and addictive rhythm, it became the soundtrack of summer parties, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene.
"Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran
Released as the lead single from his album "÷" (Divide), "Shape of You" became an instant sensation and dominated the summer charts worldwide. The song's lyrics revolve around a romantic connection and physical attraction between two individuals, capturing the excitement and anticipation of a new relationship.
These songs never stop waiting to transport us to a place where summer never ends. They remind every listener of happy memories with friends, mixed feelings in different periods of time, and carefree adventures. We hoped this article brought you some nostalgia and reminded you of the sweet summer days years ago. Stay tuned for Part 2, where we will talk about newer hits of years from 2018 until nowadays.