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Every single year there are certain songs that rise above the rest, becoming floorfillers everyone knows and, perhaps secretly, loves. Spotify thinks it knows what music you’ll be listening to through the summer. That is if you’re into mainstream pop and R&B songs.
One of the best things about Spotify is its ability to recommend music to users. The music streaming service uses listening data to build automagic playlists full of music you’ll probably love. And now Spotify thinks it can use similar trends to predict the biggest songs of summer.
The Biggest Songs of Summer 2017… Probably
Spotify has published a playlist of the songs it thinks we’ll all be listening to over the next few months. This was compiled by experts, and based on streaming data, chart performance, Spotify playlists, and social media buzz. Each song has even been afforded its own unique identifier.
- Selena Gomez — Bad Liar (The ‘This Song is Lit’ Song)
- Liam Payne ft. Quavo — Strip That Down (The Party Song)
- DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber et al — I’m The One (Lounging by the Pool Song)
- Camila Cabello — Crying in The Club (My Summer Fling is a Disaster Song)
- Lady Gaga — The Cure (Sunburn Recovery Song)
- Shawn Mendes — There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (The Road Trip Staple)
- Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj — Swish Swish (Ultimate Club Banger)
- Future — Mask Off (The Rap Cut)
- Imagine Dragons — Thunder (The Dark and Stormy)
- Kendrick Lamar — DNA (The Summer Workout)
- Niall Horan — Slow Hands (Summer Lazing Song)
- Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber — Despacito (Remix) (The Globetrotter)
- Miley Cyrus — Malibu (Cruising to the Beach Song)
- Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid — 1-800-273-8255 (Song with an Important Message)
- Lil Uzi Vert — XO TOUR Llif3 (Best Trap Option)
It should be noted that this playlist isn’t any indication of the music tastes of the experts Spotify employed to compile it. For all we know they’re all massive Metallica fans saddened by the distinct lack of a Flying V anywhere to be seen. Or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking.
When Spotify Knows Too Much About Us All
It remains to be seen whether Spotify’s predictions turn out to be correct. However, the very fact the company has come out publicly with these predictions suggests it’s confident. And if its predictions are correct we’ll be both impressed and a little scared of Spotify’s potential powers.
Do you use Spotify? Do you pay for a subscription or use the free offering? How well do you think Spotify knows you and your taste in music? Do you think Spotify’s predictions regarding the songs of summer 2017 are correct? Please let us know in the comments below!