"As it was", "Bam bam", "Clap your hands"... What will be the summer 2022 hit?

“As it was”, “Bam bam”, “Clap your hands”… What will be the summer 2022 hit?

As every year, French and international artists draw their calibrated pieces for the summer. Overview of the titles that will resonate on all radio stations over the next three months.

What will be the summer 2022 hit? WhileAs It Was by Harry Styles seems set to get people dancing in the weeks to come, other artists such as The Weeknd, Kungs or Ed Sheeran have everything they need to hit all the radios between July and August. Overview of summer musical trends.

Will the summer be Latin?

Harry Styles will be far from the only one to interfere in the summer evenings. This year, you will have to revise your Spanish because reggaetton intends to invade the summer playlists.

Like rising star Rosalía and her title The Fama, in collaboration with The Weeknd, Latin sounds are popular with listeners. Another surprise that could punctuate the summer: Brazilian artist Anitta with her hit Envelop.

“As soon as there are sounds that are a little more Latino, we want to dance. In addition, these are often very addictive pieces”, explains Alexandre Piperi, musical programmer at Deezer.

Ed Sheeran understood this well by teaming up with Camila Cabello on Bam Bama title halfway between pop and salsa which has more than 79 million views on YouTube.

Back to the past

The summer of 2022 could also be that of the comeback of 80’s sounds. Updated with the latest season of the hit series Stranger Thingsthe piece Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush is currently at the top of the charts, 37 years after its release.

“It’s one of the most streamed titles at the moment thanks to the series”, specifies Alexandre Piperi.

But the British singer could well be upstaged by DJ Calvin Harris. The latter, who made his big comeback at the end of June, has just unveiled a title inspired by the 80s in duet with pop star Dua Lipa.

The Weeknd and his retro inspirations could also make their way to summer playlists. “He’s a must today, he’s one of the greatest artists in the world”, assures Dominique Bourron, program director at Fun Radio.

French artists in clubs

French side, Clap Your Hands de Kungs will be in all the clubs like sweetly from Soolking and the TikTok trend Yanns with his tube Click Click Pan Panwhose clip has more than 50 million views.

Like every year, Spotify has unveiled its predictions for summer hits around the world. In addition to the pieces mentioned above, we find the tube About Damn Time from Lizzo, who caused a stir on TikTok, First Classfrom US rap phenomenon Jack Harlow, Last Last from Burna Boy or even supermodel Italians from Måneskin.

On the French side, the streaming giant is obviously betting on rap: this year, the summer hit could well be Everything is fine, the collaboration between Alonzo, Ninho and Naps. But Afrobeats could also do well, especially with calm down of Rema. Finally, French-style pop will be represented by Recipe by Slimane, the duo of Amel Bent and Benny Adam Lossa or outsummer by Keen’V.

Carla Loridan and Benjamin Pierret with Philippe Dufreigne

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