Summer has been in full swing, and TikTok has been the platform where artists ask the ultimate question: “Did I just create the song of the summer?” The hashtag #SongOfTheSummer has lit up TikTok with a blazing 5 billion views, the greatest hits to the people.
Whether users have been listening to popular songs of the Barbie movie, rediscovering Cupid, or enjoying Planet of the Bass, TikTok has been the stage for some of this summer’s most exciting trends.
This year’s Songs of the Summer on TikTok represent the full spectrum of artistic talent. It’s not just about artists connecting with fans; it’s also about giving emerging talents a space to launch their careers. Take Mae Stephens, for example, who went from supermarket shifts to TikTok stardom with her smash hit “If We Ever Broke Up,” topping the global Songs of the Summer list.
In the MENA region, TikTok’s summer jam is sizzling with a lineup of top tracks that have taken the platform by storm. The ultimate summer anthem in the region is “Gharam” by Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer, inspiring over 350 thousand video creations.
From the sandy dunes of Dubai to the bustling streets of Cairo, the region’s top summer hits have captured the hearts of many. The playlist includes everything from soulful ballads like Mahmoud Al Turky’s “Asheq Majnoon” to the energetic vibes of thuy’s “girls like me don’t cry (sped up).” Jordan-based singer Llunr adds a unique flavor with “Doo Doo Doo (Unplugged),” while Alan Walker & Zak Abel’s “Endless Summer” and Mae Stephens’ “If We Ever Broke Up” are the anthems of carefree summer. Omani singer Juma’a Alaremy rounds up the list with “Wallah Eni Ashtaqtelak.”
Egyptian songs have also been setting the summer vibes. “Satalana” by Abd El Basset Hamouda, Mahmoud El Leithy, Hamdy Batshan, Ali Rabee, Osos, and Hassan El Kholaey premiered as the soundtrack to Baad El Shar movie and became an unskippable hit. “Shofto El Kamar” by Mohamed Nour and Moustafa Amar brings soothing melodies to reflect moonlit summer nights. Ahmed Saad’s “Ekhtyaraty” became a huge summer hit, while “Lafeina El Donia” by Muslim and Reda El Bahrawy soared to the top tunes list after a resounding success as the soundtrack to El BoaBoa movie.
Some of the Top songs by video creations in MENA include:
Gharam by Rabeh Saqer
Asheq Majnoon by Mahmoud Al Turky
girls like me don’t cry (sped up) by thuy
If We Ever Broke Up by Mae Stephens
Shofto El Kamar by Mohamed Nour and Moustafa Amar
A couple of the top songs by video creations globally include:
Cupid – Twin Ver – Sped Up Version by FIFTY FIFTY
LALA by Myke Towers
Everyday by Ariana Grande, Future
Endless Summer by Alan Walker & Zak Abel
TikTok’s Song of the Summer is always a surprise, showcasing the magic of the platform. It’s been a summer of musical discovery, embracing diverse genres, sounds, and incredible new talent. Artists like Mae Stephens, Myke Towers, Jain, and Ariana Grande have all connected with the TikTok community, making this summer one to remember.