There has been an ongoing dispute whether there is a song of the summer this year. While there have been arguments in the past regarding which song is most deserving of this title, this year was different in that no one was able to declare as a no-brainer that a certain song captured the summer's spirit. The song of the summer is usually ubiquitous and infectious, and while we saw some pleasant bops this year, some would say that nothing popped off like we needed. 

For those who believe that "Song of the Summer" is determined by quantifiable criteria, Spotify just released the rankings of the summer's most streamed songs on its platform. They offered two lists, one for the streams in the United States and another for global streams. Globally, Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes' song, "Senorita" took the top spot, although it only reached #1 on Billboard for the first time yesterday. In the US, some might be surprised to discover that Lil Tecca's breakout hit, "Ransom", was the most streamed. 

Overall, hip hop proves once again to be thriving and dominating. "Goodbyes", "Money In The Grave", "The London", "Suge" Pop Out" and "EARFQUAKE" all made their way into the top 15 songs in the US. While hip hop performed well globally too, the rankings confirmed that Latin music is a wave right now, featuring songs from Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Daddy Yankee.

Most streamed songs of the summer globally (from June 1 – August 20th, 2019):

  1. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. “I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber)” – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  3. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  4. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X
  5. “Callaita” – Bad Bunny, Tainy
  6. “Beautiful People (feat. Khalid)” – Ed Sheeran, Khalid
  7. “Otro Trago” – Darell, Sech
  8. “Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
  9. “Goodbyes (Feat. Young Thug)” – Post Malone, Young Thug
  10. “Sunflower – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  11. “Ransom” – Lil Tecca
  12. “Soltera – Remix” – Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Lunay
  13. “If I Can’t Have You” – Shawn Mendes
  14. “Money In The Grave (Drake ft. Rick Ross)” – Drake, Rick Ross
  15. “Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee, Snow
  16. “Piece Of Your Heart” – Goodboys, MEDUZA
  17. “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
  18. “Never Really Over” – Katy Perry
  19. “Loco Contigo” (feat. J. Balvin & Tyga) – DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga
  20. “Panini” – Lil Nas X

Most streamed songs of the summer in the US (from June 1 – August 20th, 2019)

  1. “Ransom” – Lil Tecca
  2. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  3. “Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
  4. “Money In The Grave (Drake ft. Rick Ross)” – Drake, Rick Ross
  5. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  6. “Panini” – Lil Nas X
  7. “Sunflower – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  8. “Old Town Road – Remix” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X
  9. “The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)” – J. Cole, Travis Scott, Young Thug
  10. “Suge” – DaBaby
  11. “Goodbyes (Feat. Young Thug)” – Post Malone, Young Thug
  12. “I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber)” – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  13. “No Guidance (feat. Drake)” – Chris Brown, Drake
  14. “Pop Out (feat. Lil Tjay)” – Lil Tjay, Polo G
  15. “EARFQUAKE” – Tyler, The Creator
  16. “Talk” – Khalid
  17. “Beautiful People (feat. Khalid)” – Ed Sheeran, Khalid
  18. “You Need To Calm Down” – Taylor Swift
  19. “MIDDLE CHILD” – J. Cole
  20. “If I Can’t Have You” – Shawn Mendes