Well, spring time is winding down to a close, love is in the air (or swiping left or right for some), and the humidity is starting to crank up. I figured we take a look at three songs which could be contenders for the song of the spring season. You’ve probably found yourself singing these at a festival recently or in the friendly confines of your vehicle while the passenger on your left is judging you. Here are three songs that are fighting for that title.
1. “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon
You literally cannot turn on modern radio without this song being played twice an hour, and with good reason. The impressive thing about this song was that it was originally released as a single back in September 2014 and started its ascent onto the radio in November. Right now, the song is at fever pitch and boasts catchy lyrics and a keyboard breakdown that you will never get out of your head. The entire song is dripping with the prime spring ingredients with a simple story premise of getting that person you want by just taking a chance. Are people going to do it by singing the actual chorus? We’ll see.
2. “Talking Body” – Tove Lo
Tove Lo’s debut album, Queen Of The Clouds, was released back in 2014, and “Not On Drugs” was going to be the initial second single. Ultimately, “Taking Body” was chosen and, from there, the Swedish pop star has never looked back. Fans in the U.S. were already familiar with Tove Lo through her collaboration with Alesso, “Heroes.” “Talking Body” combines the catchy synth pop aesthetic with a sexiness factor that will fuel some spring love (or lust) for the months to come. It definitely gets right to the point.
3. “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
You know a song has made its mark when it truly transcends genre boundaries. I recently attended Free Press Summer Fest in Texas, and kids were singing the chorus through the lines to get in and at totally unrelated hip-hop stages. Fetty Wap seemly came out of nowhere with songs that put him into the forefront and onto the XXL freshman class of 2015. Whether everybody is out there to find their own “trap queens,” I can see this in any summer mix whether it be in clubs or a iPod summer mix. It shows how hip-hop is blurring the line, where you can have somewhat hardcore content, but it can be adapted into a genre-blurring package to get recognized.