Summer’s over which means it’s time to debate about what was the official “song of the summer” with entries from Latto, Cardi B, Young Nudy, and more.
The sweltering heat is fading, some of the leaves are falling, and Halloween is near. This means summer is coming to a close and New Year’s will be here in the blink of an eye. Now we can officially argue about what song dominated 2023’s summer season. While the ladies clearly came with the heat time and time again, some of the fellas also dropped heat that listeners couldn’t stop listening to.
While this list is in no particular order, BOSSIP’s top contenders for song of the summer are below.
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Latto Featuring Cardi B—“Put It On The Floor Again”
When Latto released “Put It On The Floor” the beat alone and her bars immediately slid the track into the song of the summer discussion. When she released her remix with Cardi B however, the Internet went wild and played the song and video on repeat. You can’t escape the song even if you tried and during this year’s Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, the song got the biggest crowd response by far.
Young Nudy Featuring 21 Savage—“Peaches & Eggplants”
For some reason, the majority of male artists couldn’t hang this summer, but one track gave the ladies a run for their money.
Nudy and 21 Savage delivered a catchy adlib-backed heater with “Peaches & Eggplants.” The remix featured Latto and Sexyy Red who without a doubt made heads bop and hearts throb with the action-packed video.
SZA’s album has been in rotation since it dropped, but one song from the album has outpaced the others. “Snooze” has a chokehold on the Internet and the hype grew further when she dropped the official video. While this track is not as upbeat as the other song of the summer contenders, it’s very much so in the conversation.
Gunna’s post-jail album featured absolutely no one else but himself, and he still managed to make a heater. “fukumean” has become one of the biggest songs of his career and marks a great start to his new post-jail beginnings.
Sexyy Red—“Pound Town”
At this point, half the list could feature every song Sexyy Red touched this summer but one sticks out above the others and that’s “Pound Town.” With an insane beat from Tay Keith, quotable lyrics, and a smash remix featuring Nicki Minaj this song has more than enough to be in the song of the summer conversation.
Quavo Featuring Future—“Turn Yo Clic Up”
Let’s be honest, Quavo’s album was a miss but we will accept it because it came with at least one missile. “Turn Yo Clic Up” featuring Future includes the Pluto rapper subbing Russell Wilson all while mentioning his “collection.” The song is a banger and has been played back-to-back outside since its release.
Ice Spice—“Princess Diana”
Ice Spice is trying her best to translate the vitality of her brand into record sales. As her label’s successor to 6ix9ine in terms of visibility, you can tell they learned from their prior client. Her music is catchy, she’s brand-friendly and like it or not, she has some heaters. “Princess Diana” was a fan favorite from day one and fans got their dream remix with Nicki Minaj.
Those are just a few of our pics continue to the next page to see some of our honorable mentions.