“Kiki, do you love me?” was the question of the season, with Billboard naming Drake’s “In My Feelings” the official 2018 song of the summer.
The rapper, who also claimed the song of the summer title in 2016 with “One Dance,” owned Billboard’s summertime charts this year, claiming two additional spots on the top 10 in addition to “In My Feelings” – “Nice For What” at No. 4 and “God’s Plan” at No. 9.
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” landed at No. 2, while newcomer Ella Mai and her breakthrough hit “Boo’d Up” cracked the top 10 at No. 7.
Read on for the 10 songs that officially dominated the summer of 2018.
1. Drake, “In My Feelings”
America clearly loved Kiki as much as Drake did, with the viral #InMyFeelingsChallenge helping vault the surprise hit to the top of the summer charts.
2. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
While Cardi was out on maternity leave, her music continued to sizzle on the charts, with her Bad Bunny and J Balvin collaboration spending all season toward the top of the Hot 100.
3. Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”
Cardi claims her second spot on Billboard’s summertime top 10 with her feature on Maroon 5’s feel-good single.
4. Drake, “Nice For What”
Boosted by its celebrity-packed video, “Nice For What” topped the charts for much of the summer – until “In My Feelings” swooped in to take its place.
5. Juice WRLD, “Lucid Dreams”
2018’s most surprising song of the summer is the 19-year-old Chicago rapper’s breakout emo-rap hit.
6. Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho”
Post Malone joins Drake and Cardi B with multiple entries in the songs-of-summer top 10, the first being his terminally chill single with Ty Dolla $ign.
7. Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
The 23-year-old British singer just returned with her next single, “Trip,” and she couldn’t have had a more exciting debut to preface it than “Boo’d Up,” which put her on the entire industry’s radar this summer.
8. Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left To Cry”
Grande’s comeback single was a celebratory rallying cry when it was released this spring and stuck around all summer as one of the season’s biggest singles.
9. Drake, “God’s Plan”
Drake is just that beloved of an artist that he can drop a single in January and still make it a song-of-the-summer finalist.
10. Post Malone, “Better Now”
An 11th-hour addition to the songs-of-summer charts, “Better Now” snuck in at the end of the season to bump Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” from the top 10.
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