With the end of the Fourth of July, summer 2021 is starting with some hot new songs to provide the soundtrack for the beach season. And let’s face it, we have a lot to move – physically and mentally – after COVID last year. So build up your playlist as we pick out the top 10 tunes to rock your summer – from BTS and MTS (Megan Thee Stallion) to Billie Eilish and Billie Porter.
10. Buddy Featuring Tinashe, “Pasadena”
“It’s a vibe, feeling right,” Tinashe sings on this blissed-out bop with rapper Buddy. When it comes to ‘Pasadena,’ with its feel-good mood and trippy, screechy beats, you might not be able to help yourself when visiting California—at least in your mind.
9. Anthony Ramos, “Lose My Mind”
The “Hamilton” actor has already made waves this summer with both his starring role in “In the Heights” and his dramatic turn in HBO’s “In Treatment.” But although his first album, 2019’s “The Good and the Bad,” was sorely overlooked, it’s clear Ramos is a pop superstar waiting to happen. On “Loss My Mind” — from his second LP, “Love and Lies,” released last week — captures the colors of Brooklyn native Bruno Mars and The Weeknd mixing in his sexy-cool swag.
8. Billy Porter, “Caught in the Middle”
The “Pose” star will inspire you to live and work on the dance floor with this stunning cover of the 1994 Juliet Roberts club classic “Caught in the Middle.” From “Red Hot + Free” — the latest HIV/AIDS benefit compilation from the Red Hot organization, which is out Friday — it takes you back to the deep ’90s house that now we can all hang out together again.
7. “Just for Me” featuring Saint JNN SZA
Last summer, SAINt JHN’s career took off with “Rose,” which hit the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, and the now Brooklyn-born artist continues to blossom with this summer-lovers joint from the upcoming “Space Jam.” Have: A New Legacy “Sound, out July 9. SZA – which is another hot summer collaboration, “Kiss Me More,” with Doja Cat – featured as a performer is clearly on a roll, but we Still waiting for him to drop that “Ctrl” follow already.
6. Billie Eilish, “Lost Cause”
1 smash “Bad Guy,” Eilish left his neon-green mark in the summer of 2019. And he’s set to make another big splash this season with his highly anticipated sophomore album, “Happier Than Ever,” due July 30. After “My Future,” “That’s Why I Am” and “Your Power,” “Lost Cause” is the LP’s latest preview, and it casts a glistening, sultry darkness to the sunny days of summer.
5. The Weeknd Featuring Doja Cat, “You’re Right”
After being nominated for three Grammys, including Best New Artist in March, Doja Cat clearly has some influence on her third album, “Planet Her,” released last week. “Say So” singer A few A-list guests have joined in, including Ariana Grande, SZA, and The Weeknd, who bring a moody sensuality to her summer-bright bop “You Right.”
4. Megan The Stallion, “Thought S-T”
It’s officially not summer until Megan makes a juicy — or to put it, parched — jam. The first was “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019 with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla. And then of course there was with “WAP”. Cardi B in 2020. Now she’s embracing her thoutness to a booming, bump-and-grinding beat made to shake her booty across her face.
3. Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
After moving away from Finesse for a while, Sheeran returns with a new single that throws it back into ’80s synth-pop territory, which The Weeknd called “After Hours” hits like “Blinding Lights”. And mined for “Save Your Tears”. It’s a long way from the folkloric terrain of “The A Team” and “Thinking Out Loud.” But “Bad Habits” proves that Sheeran still has a knack for creating the ridiculously catchy pop you’ll find in this In summer, you will hear a lot everywhere.
2. BTS, “Butter”
BTS’s creamy-voiced crooners have already scored a real summer smash with “Butter”, which is currently peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fifth week. The latest single from the South Korean sensation — which topped the charts last summer with their first-only English single, “Dynamite” — goes down as easily as a frozen mocktail. “Like greasy butter / Like a criminal undercover / Gon’ pop like trouble / Breakin’ in your heart like that,” they sing. And the guilty pleasures of “butter” will surely melt hearts this summer at the many pools, backyards, and terraces around you.
1. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 You”
After being hit with both “Drivers License” and then “Deja Vu” from his first album “Sour”, Rodrigo continued his hot streak to hit the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021 with his third single . But while “Drivers License” and “Deja Vu” found the “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” star in her breakup feelings, “Good 4 U” saw 18-year-old Divett loose in punk-pop rave-Avril With both like attitude and Billie-esque bravery. good for her.