Looking for a Memorial Day playlist? We’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re spending the holiday weekend soaking up the sun at the beach, sitting poolside, or gathering with friends and family, blasting the newest and hottest tracks is a must. Luckily, our favorite artists have been releasing plenty of bangers that you can add to your playlist.
2021 has brought a handful of hot music so far, and some of the biggest stars have recently released new hit records, including Justin Bieber’s Justice, Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Demi Lovato’s Dancing with the Devil...The Art of Starting Over, and so many more that have arrived just in time for the start of summer.
Keep reading to check out some of the hottest chart-topping songs and artists to add to your playlist for the ultimate holiday weekend!
'Levitating' Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby
This track, which features DaBaby, is off of Dua Lipa’s 2020 album, Future Nostalgia, and it is one of the biggest songs in music right now, maintaining a spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for weeks. She sang this song live in her jaw-dropping performance at the 2021 Grammy’s, and the jammy, mood-boosting track has been featured on every hot playlist ever since.
'Peaches' Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Justin Bieber’s "Peaches" is another hit song that everyone is listening to. It comes as a single off of his Justice album, and the music video blew up after its release, which features the tattoo-covered artist dancing in a charming peach-colored suit. The features by Daniel Caesar and Giveon make this track a must-have for the summer.
'Kiss Me More' Doja Cat ft. SZA
This track, which originally picked up steam on TikTok is now at the top of the charts. Doja Cat has become a huge name in music, especially after her massive TikTok hit, "Say So" went viral last year. She’s also featured on Saweetie's "Best Friend," which is another up-and-coming chart-topper.
'good 4 u' Olivia Rodrigo
How could we make a playlist of hot new music without including one of the most hype-worthy new artists, Olivia Rodrigo. Her track "Driver’s License," shattered the world, after rumors about the song’s meaning soared, insisting that the track was a hit piece on her High School Musical: The Series co-star and supposed ex, Joshua Bassett.
Rodrigo’s highly anticipated album, Sour, also recently released on Friday May 21.
'Save Your Tears' The Weeknd ft. Ariana Grande
"Save Your Tears" is one of the tracks off The Weeknd's album After Hours, but he recently remixed it, and this time, he added the uber talented Ariana Grande. This song is the perfect addition to any playlist for basking in the sun and enjoying the nice weather, especially over the holiday weekend!
'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' Lil Nas X
We couldn’t possibly make the ultimate holiday weekend playlist without including this iconic track from Lil Nas X. The "Old Town Road" singer released his new song alongside an unconventional music video, which attracted a lot of controversy over the Satanic references. Nevertheless, "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" is still at the top of the charts weeks after its release, and fans are still praising him.
'Leave The Door Open' Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
This song, with it’s cool R&B sound, is perfect for a sunny-day playlist with more chill-vibes. It’s upbeat and catchy, and nothing beats Bruno Mars' incredibly smooth vocals. This is also our first real introduction to Silk Sonic, the new duo made up of Mars and Anderson .Paak.
'Beautiful Mistakes' Maroon 5 ft. Megan Thee Stallion
Last but not least is the killer track, "Beautiful Mistakes," which is a classic pop banger in true Maroon 5 style. Not only is this upbeat one perfect for a sunny holiday weekend, but the verse from Megan Thee Stallion will also have you playing this song for weeks on end.