There's Still Time to Turn These Underrated Bops Into Songs of the Summer
When you got word that "Despacito" had topped the list of most-streamed songs of all time, you weren't exactly surprised, were you? After all, it's been played ad nauseam on every radio station, blared from every Spotify playlist, and sung at high volumes by almost every drunk person at the beach. Along with Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like," and Miley Cyrus's "Malibu," the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee megahit has topped the Summer jams charts — but there are a handful of underrated tunes that are just as addictive to listen to.
Even though it's already August (how did that happen?!), we're not letting the season slip away without highlighting some of the bops that deserve more shine on your party playlists. Whether you're cruising down the freeway, or tying up the loose ends on that Summer fling, there's still time to turn these 11 tracks into songs of the Summer.
"Nuggets" by Mura Masa Feat. Bonzai
There's no excuse not to start dancing once the beat drops.
"No Fear" by DeJ Loaf
Listening to this song will make you feel like you're cruising in a convertible even if you're actually hoofing it in a hatchback.
"Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato
Did you finally kick that f*ckboy to the curb? Congrats, girl! Demi's got you.
"Your Song" by Rita Ora
Oh, wait — are you now falling for a different f*ckboy? It's OK, girl. Rita's got you.
"Out of Love" by INDIA by Whitney Phillips
A feel-good song that will have you letting your hair down and shimmying your shoulders.
"Strip That Down" by Liam Payne Feat. Quavo
I've been thoroughly enjoying all the solo offerings from the boys of One Direction, and this banger is creeping up the list fast.
"Look at Us Now" by Lost Kings Feat. Ally Brooke and A$AP Ferg
A total "sex with your ex" anthem.
"Cut to the Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen
I'm not totally clear on how this hasn't become as big as "Call Me Maybe," but I'm definitely doing my part to make it happen — and I hope you'll do yours.
"Call Me" by NEIKED Feat. MIMI
Because sometimes you need to remind that hottie you gave your number to to use your f*cking number, am I right?!
"Doing Me" by RAY BLK
This song will quite obviously make you want to do you, rather than anyone else.
"Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B
F*ck it, let's make this a song of the Fall, too.