Songs of the Summer

Who will take home the crown this summer?

As the summer season unfolds, the airwaves are filled with the sound of potential anthems contending for the title of “Song of the Summer”. The Billboard Songs of the Summer Chart for 2024 has become the battleground for this musical showdown, showcasing a diverse lineup of tracks that promise to be the backdrop of our summer memories. Last year, Morgan Wallen’s song “Last Night” earned the top spot at the end of the summer season. Let’s take a look at this year’s frontrunners.


Ranking first on the initial Songs of Summer survey is Post Malone’s genre-defying hit “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen. This song has not only clinched the top spot on the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks but has also made a significant impact on the Hot Country Songs chart. Its cross-genre appeal has made it a staple on playlists nationwide, making it a strong contender for the ultimate summer anthem.


Following closely behind are tracks that bring their own unique flavor to the summer mix. Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us”, a diss-track towards fellow rapper Drake, holds the second spot on the initial survey with its powerful message and catchy beats. Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby,” Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” each add a distinct sound to the top five, ensuring there’s something for every summer occasion.


While there are certainly favorites, the competition is still ongoing. The official crown for Song of the Summer will be given after Labor Day so there is room for other songs to surge ahead as the season continues. The top 10 on the initial list also includes songs by Zach Bryan, Teddy Swims, Hozier, Benson Boone and Billie Eilish.