Demi Lovato and Maroon 5 could compete for the song of the summer.
The 22-year-old singer just released her sexy new song “Cool for the Summer,” as Maroon 5’s “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” takes over the airwaves.
Lovato finally released her new single “Cool for the Summer,” on Wednesday, July 1, a day after it leaked. The song is a seriously sexy song, as it features Lovato singing about having a summer fling with a woman. She sings, “Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite.” Lovato also whispers, “don’t tell your mother” throughout the song.
Could Demi’s hot new single be a contender for the song of the summer? According to TIME magazine, the singer could be a little late with her release since Maroon 5’s “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” has already been burning up the charts. Demi’s “Cool for the Summer” could still become the bisexual/bi-curious anthem of summer 2015, like Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” in summer 2008. Demi’s new song has already been compared to Katy’s breakout hit.
Check out Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” below.
Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s single is getting a remix. The band teamed up with EDM DJ/Producer Alesso for an explicit remix, according to the Gotham News. “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” has been taking over the Top 40 charts, so why not ride the wave of success with a remix. Adam Levine’s vocals echoes over Alesso’s signature sound. “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” is about a fling with a woman who’s shallow and greedy. Levine coyly admits that this summer’s going to hurt his wallet rather than his heart.
Check out Maroon 5 and Alesso’s remix below.
So is Demi Lovato or Maroon 5 in the running for the song of the summer? Spotify already added “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” to its top 10 list of summer tracks. The media seems to believe that Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” will still reign as the song of the summer thanks to the super popular and star-studded music video that accompanies the song. Plus, it’s remixed by Kendrick Lamar, which could put in strong running with Maroon 5’s remix.
There are some reports claiming that a hip-hop song could be a strong contender for this year’s song of the summer. Possible candidates include “The Night is Young” by Nicki Minaj, “Traq Queen” by Fetty Wap, “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, “BBHMM” by Rihanna, and “Where Are Ü Now” by Diplo/Skrillex and featuring Justin Bieber.
How are Demi Lovato and Maroon 5’s new song ranking on the charts? Maroon 5 sits at no. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” and again at no. 12 with “Sugar.” The band also sits at no. 75 on the iTunes charts. Only time will tell if Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” heats up the charts.
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