We are moving right along into the summer solstice, which means we obviously have to prepare you with some summer jams! This week we are taking a flashback to 2015, and giving you some of the hottest singles of that summer. These tracks still bump regardless of the period. So, break out the speakers, put your summer time stunna shades on and soak up some much-needed sun rays with these tunes. Want to be featured on next week’s playlist? Mention us on Twitter with the hashtag #FireFridayPlaylist. You may end up on next week’s playlist!
Omarion feat Kid Ink & French Montana – “I’m Up”
After taking a little hiatus, Omarion stepped back onto the music scene with some bangers in hand. “I’m Up” is an anytime listen track. Whether you’re flying down the freeway with the windows down or pre-gaming before a crazy night out on the town, this song will have you feeling like you’re the man. The track includes verses from Kid Ink and French Montana, who doesn’t love a Frenchie guest appearance?
D.R.A.M. – “Cha Cha”
There was a point in time where you couldn’t turn on the radio and NOT hear this song. D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha” incorporatesLatin culture with a hip-hop twist. There’s no other way to describe this song besides carefree, good vibes. From ages 5 to 85, this song had and still has people cha-cha’ing along to the beat.
Chris Brown – “Liquor”
One time for the ladies! From his latest album Royalty, “Liquor” was an instant hit. Even though the media may portray him as the world’s biggest asshole, you can’t deny his creativity and talent. The song provides listeners with smooth beats, and Brown’s vocals are nothing short of mesmerizing. Also, it was nice to hear a snippet of the “R&B old Chris Brown” and listen to him take a break from the electro-pop sound he’s been experimenting with in recent songs.
Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar- “Classic Man” (Remix)
Jidenna turned the music would upside down with “Classic Man”. The fast tempo upbeat sound and the infectious hook created the perfect recipe for a Billboard Hot 100 Hit. Jidnennatook the song up a notch by adding K.Dot to the remix. K.Dot immediately kills it the second he steps on the track; his presences adds an element of “hype” to the song, which is much appreciated.
Big Sean Feat Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
From his critically acclaimed album Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean gave us 90s inspired vibes with the help of Breezy and Ty Dolla $ign. Big Sean shows tremendous growth with his lyrical ability on this track. Overall, it’s another feel good track perfect for Summer Sixteen.