Best Summer Songs 2023: Top Bops for Sun & Vibes


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Summers are made for making memories, and there’s nothing like a favorite song to bring it all back. Set the mood with the best summer songs of the year, which are sure to be on repeat no matter where your summer takes you.

“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus

Self-love at its finest. Miley’s song is the voice of every person who doesn’t need anyone to be happy. It’s the hymn of independence, self-esteem, and confidence. What does this all have to do with the summer? Well, what better time to let go of past attachments and love yourself like no one else can! “Flowers” boasts Miley’s unbridled love of life and makes you want to spend the summer enjoying yourself.

Rema, “Calm Down

Chill-by-the-pool vibes. This smooth and laid-back song adds a touch of relaxation to your summer playlist. The song’s soothing vocals and chilled-out beats create a calming atmosphere, perfect for lounging by the pool or enjoying the evening. It evokes a sense of tranquility and sets a stress-free mood. This may be a TikTok sensation, but it’s also one of our summer hits in its own right.

Ayra Starr, “Rush

Good feelings all around. “Me no get the time for the hate and the bad energy” is a much-needed 2023 mantra, and Ayra Starr is helping us all forget about our troubles for a little while. Let’s grind during the day and party at night to this fantastic beat. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to work hard and play harder.

Bad Bunny, “Where She Goes”

How to say “heartbreak” in Spanish. Benito’s usual trap beats and sensual lyrics are captivating, keeping you in a loop of remembering your last heartbreak and planning your next adventure. Truth be told, Bad Bunny’s explicit lyrics leave no room for the imagination, and this song lets you know exactly what he’s doing this summer.

“Players” by Coi Leray

“Cause Girls Is Players, Too.” This empowering and energetic bop adds a touch of attitude to your summer music. The song perfectly blends ’80s pop beats — sampling Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s 1982 hit, The Message and modern, empowering lyrical feats. Work all day and party all night. It’s a great choice for those looking to embrace their independence and have a good time this summer.

Fifty Fifty, “Cupid”

We’re all fools for love. This feel-good summer anthem will instantly put a smile on your face. Fifty Fifty‘s melodic, dreamlike voices effortlessly underscore the song’s hopeless romantic persona, while the rap bridge makes it clear that they are done waiting: “It’s not a joke, so give it to me right now.” The catchy chorus and sweet blend of English and Korean lyrics make it a much-needed K-Pop addition to our summer playlist.

Karol G & Shakira, “TQG”

Another payback song. Not to call anyone out, but whoever Shakira and Karol G wrote this song for, they really dropped the ball. And Shakira, in particular, didn’t stop there. She released not one, not two, but three new songs, completely and utterly showing everyone she’s the boss. This collaboration between Karol G and Shakira brings together their unique styles and creates an infectious summer hit. The song’s Latin flair and irresistible rhythm will have you dancing along

“Eyes Closed” by Ed Sheeran

A mid-tempo song about lost love and heartbreak, “Eyes Closed” finds its power in Sheeran’s emotional vocal performance. The spare production—consisting mainly of acoustic guitar and piano alternating with bass and drums—keeps the focus on that trebly wail, full of heartache and resolve all at once. It’s a song for wistful summer sunsets.

Rosalía & Rauw Alejandro, “Beso

Hotter than the sun. The song‘s passionate vocals and hypnotizing reggaeton beats make it perfect for hot summer nights, partying, and more. It adds a touch of sensuality to your playlist and sets the mood for a truly memorable summer of fun, love, and passion.

David Guetta, “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”

The ultimate earworm. The incredible DJ dropped this amazing collaboration that samples Haddaway’s 1993 hit “What is Love.Guetta, Anne-Marie, and Leray created a pulsating and energetic groove that brings the party to your summer playlist. With its 1990s beats and 2020s spin, this song is perfect for a full-on party. It’s an anthem for letting loose and having a carefree summer filled with unforgettable moments.

Well, wasn’t that a ride! We know this playlist will make you thirsty for more hits, so why don’t you check out Summer Rock or Summer Vibes, too?

Start Your Summer Party Playlist

Use these tracks to beef up your summer playlist, and you’ll be ready to DJ whenever the mood strikes. Find more songs to keep the party going at Deezer.

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