What The South African Summer Sounds Like On Spotify

#KeDezemba is fast approaching and South Africans are already starting to get into the summer mood.There are no guesses needed as to which genre is dominating the dance floor at the moment, AmaPiano is certainly going to feature prominently in the upcoming festive months.

South Africa’s current hottest songs on Spotify (in no particular order) feature hits such as:

    1. Nana Thula – Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa
    2. Alalahi – Kabza De Small feat. DJ Maphorisa
    3. Akulaleki – Samthing Soweto feat. DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
    4. Umlilo – DJ Zinhle
    5. Labantwana Ama Uber – Semi Tee feat. Miano, Kammu Dee

The singles by Kabza De Small featuring DJ Maphorisa were only recently released but are already gaining momentum. Samthing Soweto and DJ Zinhle are also currently proving popular and, of course, no list would be complete without South Africa’s latest craze Labantwana Ama Uber, that has taken the country by storm.

These tracks, amongst many others, are also featured on Spotify’s recently released Summer Sounds Like playlist. Just in time for the party season, Summer Sounds Like, is one of the many local playlists curated specifically for South African audiences and contains a mix of international and local hits that locals know and love.

The playlist is live on Spotify’s new Summer Hub that will feature 29 playlists across a variety of genres, with an ideal mix of sounds to make DIY Djíng your next December get-together easy or simply to compile your own lazy summer days playlist.

Spotify also recently released the top streamed songs of the summer in 2019 during the Northern Hemisphere’s warmer months. The top four spots aligned with what was most streamed by the South African audience between June and August, suggesting that local tastes follow quite closely alongside global trends.

Get a taste of what South Africans can enjoy in the months to come on Summer Sounds Like.

Most streamed songs of the summer globally during the Northern Hemisphere’s warmer months (from June 1st – August 20th, 2019):

    1.  Señorita – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
    2. I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber) – Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
    3. bad guy – Billie Eilish
    4. Old Town Road – Remix – Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X
    5. Callaita – Bad Bunny, Tainy
    6. “Beautiful People (feat. Khalid)” – Ed Sheeran, Khalid
    7. “Otro Trago” – Darell, Sech
    8. “Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
    9. “Goodbyes (Feat. Young Thug)” – Post Malone, Young Thug
    10. “Sunflower – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Post Malone, Swae Lee

As the party season countdown begins it will be interesting to see which artists and tracks make it onto the ultimate SA summer playlists.

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