Top 25 Best Summer Songs of 2018

Updated on September 18, 2018
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Listen to the 25 best summer songs of 2018.
Listen to the 25 best summer songs of 2018.

Summer is the season of fun. This summer has blessed us with a great number of hit songs. Here are 25 of the best and most recognizable songs of the summer of 2018.

25 Best Summer Songs of 2018

  1. "In My Feelings" by Drake
  2. "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
  3. "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
  4. "Nice For What" by Drake
  5. "Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD
  6. "Psycho" by Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign
  7. "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai
  8. "One Kiss" by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
  9. "Better Now" by Post Malone
  10. "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande
  11. "Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato
  12. "God's Plan" by Drake
  13. "SAD!" by XXXTENTACION
  14. "Youngblood" by 5 Seconds Of Summer
  15. "Taste" by Tyga
  16. "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
  17. "Yes Indeed" by Drake & Lil Baby
  18. "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line
  19. "Delicate" by Taylor Swift
  20. "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
  21. "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." by Marshmello & Anne-Marie
  22. "Love Lies" by Khalid & Normani
  23. "Mine" by Bazzi
  24. "Back To You" by Selena Gomez
  25. "No Brainer" by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

"In My Feelings" by Drake
"In My Feelings" by Drake | Source

1. "In My Feelings" by Drake

Artist: Drake

Released: 2018

Album: Scorpion

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This is the official summer song of 2018. This bop, which has a worldwide viral dance challenge, is #1 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018." It is also #1 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018." It is also #4 on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer U.S. List" and #9 on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer Global List." The track has been in the #1 spot on the "Billboard Hot 100" for eight weeks. It peaked at #1 in 13 countries around the world. You can also check out the fun music video, which garnered 117 million views in just one month of being on YouTube.

Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?

Say you'll never ever leave from beside me

'Cause I want ya, and I need ya

And I'm down for you always

— Drake (In My Feelings)
"Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
"Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B | Source

2. "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

Artists: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

Released: 2017

Album: Red Pill Blues

Genres: Pop music, Pop rock, Contemporary R&B

"Girls Like You" is one of this year's biggest hit songs. It is officially #2 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018" and #3 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018." It peaked at #1 on "Billboard Top 100" and peaked at #1 in 13 countries around the world. It also holds the #1 spot on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer Global 2018" and the #3 spot on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018." One of the reasons for the song's success is its powerful music video. The video showcases many inspirational women, such as Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, Camila Cabello, Lilly Singh, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Aly Raisman, and frontman Adam Levine's wife, Behati Prinsloo, and their daughter, Dusty Rose. The music video now has 842 million views in just three months on YouTube.

'Cause girls like you

Run around with guys like me

'Til sundown, when I come through

I need a girl like you, yeah yeah

— Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B (Girls Like You)
"I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
"I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin | Source

3. "I Like It" by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Artists: Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Released: 2018

Album: Invasion of Privacy

Genres: Latin trap, Hip-Hop/Rap

Cardi B is no doubt one of the highest trending artists of today. She is well-known for her rap songs and her amusing personality. "I Like It" is one of her many hits this year. It peaked at #1 in three countries, as well as hitting #1 on the "Billboard Top 100." It is officially #2 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018" and #3 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018." It is also #1 on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018" and #5 on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer Global 2018." It has been nominated for a handful of awards this year and recently won the MTV Video Music Award for "Song of Summer 2018." Its colorful music video has 531 million views in just three months on YouTube.

Diamond district in the Jag' (I said I like it like that)

Certified, you know I'm gang, gang, gang, gang (I said I like it like)

Drop the top and blow the brains (I said I like it like that)

Oh he's so handsome, what's his name? (I said I like it)

— Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin (I Like It)
"Nice For What" by Drake
"Nice For What" by Drake | Source

4. "Nice For What" by Drake

Artist: Drake

Released: 2018

Album: Scorpion

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This is Drake's second song on this list. Why? Because he's Drake. His songs have been slaying charts all over the world. Not surprisingly, his track peaked at #1 in five countries. It peaked at #1 on Billboard's "Top 100" and is now on its 22nd week on the chart. This year, it hit #4 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer." After only five months on YouTube, the music video for "Nice For What" now has 252 million views.

Cry for me, cry for me,

you said you'd die for me

Give to me, give to me,

why won't you live for me?

— Drake (Nice For What)
 "Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD
"Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD | Source

5. "Lucid Dreams" by Juice WRLD

Artist: Juice Wrld

Released: 2018

Album: Goodbye & Good Riddance

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Juice WRLD may be a very young new rapper, but he is already killing the game. His track "Lucid Dreams" is officially #4 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018," #5 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018," and #2 on YouTube's "Top 10 Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018." It also peaked at #3 on Billboard's "Top 100" and is in its 14th week on the charts. After just 6 months on YouTube, the song's music video now has over 126 million views.

I have these lucid dreams

where I can't move a thing

Thinking of you in my bed

You were my everything

Thoughts of a wedding ring

Now I'm just better off dead

— Juice Wrld (Lucid Dreams)
"Psycho" by Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign
"Psycho" by Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign | Source

6. "Psycho" by Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Artists: Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Released: 2018

Album: Beerbongs & Bentleys

Genres: Contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap

Song Stats:

  • #6 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • #10 on YouTube's "Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 on Billboard's "Top 100"
  • Peaked at #1 in six countries
  • 367 million YouTube views in five months

Damn, my AP goin' psycho,

lil' mama bad like Michael

Can't really trust nobody

with all this jewelry on you

My roof look like a no-show,

got diamonds by the boatload

Come with the Tony Romo

for clowns and all the bozos

— Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign (Psycho)
"Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai
"Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai | Source

7. "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai

Artist: Ella Mai

Released: 2017

Album: Ready

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song Stats:

  • #7 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • #5 on YouTube's "Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018"
  • Peaked at #5 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 220 million YouTube views in four months

Feelings, so deep in my feelings

No, this ain't really like me

Can't control my anxiety

Feeling, like I'm touching the ceiling

When I'm with you I can't breathe

Boy, you do something to me

— Ella Mai (Boo'd Up)
"One Kiss" by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
"One Kiss" by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa | Source

8. "One Kiss" by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

Artists: Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris

Released: 2018

Genres: Deep house, Eurodance, Dance-pop, Funky house, Dance/Electronic

Song Stats:

  • #7 on Spotify's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in 25 countries
  • 247 million YouTube views in four months

One kiss is all it takes

Fallin' in love with me

Possibilities

I look like all you need

— Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa (One Kiss)
"Better Now" by Post Malone
"Better Now" by Post Malone | Source

9. "Better Now" by Post Malone

Artist: Post Malone

Released: 2018

Album: Beerbongs & Bentleys

Genre: Contemporary R&B

Song Stats:

  • #6 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018"
  • #10 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in five countries
  • Peaked at #4 on the "Billboard Top 100"

You probably think that

you are better now, better now

You only say that 'cause

I'm not around, not around

You know I never meant

to let you down, let you down

Woulda gave you anything,

woulda gave you everything

— Post Malone (Better Now)
"no tears left to cry" by Ariana Grande
"no tears left to cry" by Ariana Grande | Source

10. "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande

Artist: Ariana Grande

Released: 2018

Album: Sweetener

Genre: ‎Dance-pop‎; ‎disco

Song Stats:

  • #8 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in 12 countries
  • Peaked at #3 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 544 million YouTube views in four months

Right now, I'm in a state of mind

I wanna be in like all the time

Ain't got no tears left to cry

So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up

I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up

I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up

I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up

— Ariana Grande (no tears left to cry)
"Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato
"Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato | Source

11. "Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato

Artists: Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato

Released: 2018

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Song Stats:

  • #8 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 on 17 countries
  • Peaked at #58 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 258 million YouTube views in three months

I wanna f-woop, woop woop,

but I'm broken hearted

Cr-cr-cry but I like to party

T-t-touch but I got nobody

Here on my own

I wanna f-woop, woop woop,

but I'm broken hearted

Cr-cr-cry since the day we parted

T-t-touch but I got nobody

So I do it solo

— Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato (Solo)
"God's Plan" by Drake
"God's Plan" by Drake | Source

12. "God's Plan" by Drake

Artist: Drake

Released: 2018

Album: Scorpion

Genres: Pop music, Trap music, Pop-rap

Song Stats:

  • #9 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in 14 countries
  • Peaked at #1 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 813 million YouTube views in six months

God's plan, God's plan

I hold back, sometimes I won't, yuh

I feel good, sometimes I don't, ay, don't

I finessed down Weston Road, ay, 'nessed

Might go down a G.O.D., yeah, wait

I go hard on Southside G, yuh, Way

I make sure that north-side eat

— Drake (God's Plan)
"SAD!" by XXXTENTACION
"SAD!" by XXXTENTACION | Source

13. "SAD!" by XXXTENTACION

Artist: XXXTentacion

Released: 2018

Album: N/A

Genres: Emo rap, Cloud rap, Alternative R&B

Song Stats:

  • #5 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018"
  • #6 on YouTube's "Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018"
  • #14 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in five countries
  • Peaked at #1 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 459 million YouTube views in six months

Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh

You decide, if you're ever gonna let me know, yeah

Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh

I'm sad and low, yeah, I'm sad I know, yeah

— XXXTENTACION (SAD!)
"Youngblood" by 5 Seconds Of Summer
"Youngblood" by 5 Seconds Of Summer | Source

14. "Youngblood" by 5 Seconds Of Summer

Artist: 5 Seconds of Summer

Released: 2018

Album: Youngblood

Genres: Pop rock, Pop

Song Stats:

  • #10 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in two countries
  • Peaked at #13 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 82 million YouTube views in four months

Youngblood

Say you want me

Say you want me

Out of your life

And I'm just a dead man walking tonight

But you need it, yeah you need it

All of the time

Yeah, ooh ooh ooh

— 5 Seconds Of Summer (Youngblood)
"Taste" by Tyga
"Taste" by Tyga | Source

15. "Taste" by Tyga

Artist: Tyga ft. Offset

Released: 2018

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Song Stats:

  • #9 on Spotify's "Songs of Summer 2018"
  • #7 on YouTube's "Songs of the Summer U.S. 2018"
  • #15 on Billboard's "Songs of the Summer 2018"
  • Peaked at #1 in two countries
  • Peaked at #8 on the "Billboard Top 100"
  • 274 million YouTube views in four months

Taste, taste, she can get a taste

Taste, taste, she can get a taste

Taste, taste, fuck what a nigga say

It's all the same, like Mary-Kate

Taste, taste, she can get a taste

Taste, taste, let you get a taste

Taste, taste, do you love the taste?

Yeah that's cool but he ain't like me

— Tyga (Taste)

16. "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

17. "Yes Indeed" by Drake & Lil Baby

18. "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line

19. "Delicate" by Taylor Swift

20. "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

21. "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." by Marshmello & Anne-Marie

22. "Love Lies" by Khalid & Normani

23. "Mine" by Bazzi

24. "Back To You" by Selena Gomez

25. "No Brainer" by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

Which Is Your Favorite?

Which of these songs from the list is your ultimate song of the summer?

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    What is your favorite summer song of 2018? Tell us in the comments below.

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      • ThatWallflowerJen profile imageAUTHOR

        ThatWallflowerJen 

        8 days ago from PH

        Sohel Ahmed, thank you.

      • ThatWallflowerJen profile imageAUTHOR

        ThatWallflowerJen 

        8 days ago from PH

        FlourishAnyway, that's a really good song. I really like that too.

        Thanks for commenting :)

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        FlourishAnyway 

        9 days ago from USA

        Meant to Be is my favorite. Several others aren’t too far behind.

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        Sohel Ahmed 

        9 days ago from Comilla

        Nice Post

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