Taylor Swift could be a strong contender for the song of the summer.
Since it’s the second day of summer, it’s still very early in the season. The song of the summer is comparative to an annual contest for listeners to decide which song will dominate the airwaves.
Sometimes the song of the summer is “not always obvious,” according to Billboard charts co-director Gary Trust. “This just seems like a year where it’s not absolutely clear-cut,” but that doesn’t mean Swift’s “Bad Blood” isn’t a strong contender.
Taylor Swift premiered her star-studded “Bad Blood” video at the Billboard Music Awards last month. The Kendrick Lamar remix shot her single to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Swift’s “Bad Blood” had a great arrival prior to the summer season, which makes it a strong contender for the song of the summer, according to Trust. It could even knock Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Pluth’s “See You Again” off the charts.
“Airplay is really catching up to its early sales and streaming, so there’s a very good chance that if See You Again starts to come down, Bad Blood is waiting to go back to No.1 and have a good chunk of the summer.”
Need another reason why “Bad Blood” could become the song of the summer? Here’s an explanation from a Taylor Swift fan named Martin Rickman.
“This tournament is already over, and the winner is ‘Bad Blood.’ Thank you all for playing. You have not read this far if you came here to vote for ‘Bad Blood’ because you have already voted for ‘Bad Blood,’ refreshed your page and voted again. And we thank you for that. Taylor Swift is the new queen of the summer, and we are all her subjects.”
What a makes a song THE song of the summer? Trust says that “it’s a mix of what’s already out there and the surprise element, that’s why I think we all follow it.”
Even though not everyone listens to the radio, the song of the summer still matters. This annual contest over which pop song will rule the summer airwaves is something that everyone should care about. Music is a big part of everyone’s summertime activities. Everyone is spending their time outdoors and listening to music. Whether you’re jogging and listening to iTunes or you’re having a party and playing music, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to play the “Song of the Summer.” You’re listening to the song that resonates with you and your summertime activities.
Although Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” is going strong, the song of the summer could always change. Record labels are always pushing new songs onto the public around this time of the season. Even though you might love or hate the song, you’ll still remember it because it became the song of the summer.
Do you think Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” is destined to become the song of the summer? What do you think should become this year’s song of the summer? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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