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The 2022 Song of the Summer

August 2, 2022

For the first time in the 16-year history of (RED) we are tackling a truly controversial and divisive topic – “the song of the summer” – but we’re asking you for help. 

Sure the song of the summer is often an annual argument held between fans and stans of artists looking for bragging rights for their respective favs. But in recent years, the idea has gained a certain cache and now even the artists seemingly have been aiming to be the song you think of first when you get into the car or the club.

 So this year, (RED) is wading into these waters with your help and electrified by Fiat. We have devised a competition-style tournament with the top contenders for 2022 Song of the Summer. And in case we forgot any song, across social media we’ll hold play-in sing-in votes where you can vote for songs that trended on those platforms or write in any songs that you believe should be the “Song of the Summer” – our (RED) Round. And again, it’s not only songs that have been popular this summer but it’s also new songs that capture the 2022 mood or the jams you love that more people should hear.

So ready to vote? Let’s go. Dolce vita.

The (RED) Song of the Summer

August 2022: Final Bracket 

“Left and Right” may have claimed the title of the official (RED) Song of the Summer, but we compiled allllll of your favorite summer tracks into a “(RED) Songs of the Summer” Playlist:

  1. Left and Right – Charlie Puth, BTS, Jung Kook
  2. Flashing Lights – Kanye West
  3. Break My Soul – Beyoncé
  4. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) – 2018 Remaster – Kate Bush
  5. About Damn Time – Lizzo
  6. We Go Up – Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign
  7. Enemy – Imagine Dragons, JID, Arcane, League of Legends
  8. Dynamite – Sean Paul ft. Sia
  9. Heat Waves – Glass Animals
  10. Provenza – Karol G
  11. Last Last – Burna Boy
  12. Big Energy – Latto
  13. As It Was – Harry Styles
  14. California Dreamin’ – Beach Boys
  15. Bad Habit – Steve Lacy
  16. Wait for U – Future ft. Drake and Tems
  17. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  18. I Drink Wine – Adele
  19. Plan B – Megan Thee Stallion
  20. Coconuts – Kim Petras
  21. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
  22. Glimpse of Us – Joji
  23. Me Porto Bonito – Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone
  24. First Class – Jack Harlow
  25. Used to Know Me – Charli XCX
  26. Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) – Elton John & Dua Lipa
  27. Jimmy Cooks – Drake (ft. 21 Savage)
  28. Free Yourself – Jessie Ware
  29. Boyfriend – Dove Cameron
  30. Be Sweet – Japanese Breakfast
  31. MEAN! – Madeline the Person
  32. Hot Sh– – Cardi B (ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk)
  33. I Like You (A Happier Song) – Post Malone w. Doja Cat
  34. London – Skeng
  35. Dolls – Bella Porch
  36. Sneakers – ITZY
  37. Where Did You Go? – Jax Jones & MNEK
  38. Sunroof – Nicky Youre & Dazy
  39. Lullaby – Grace Ives
  40. I Ain’t Worried – One Republic
  41. Rich Minion – Yeat
  42. Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran