Song of the summer

I Think I Wrote The Song Of The Summer

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Updated Apr 18, 2023 at 02:23PM EDT by Mateus.

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I Think I Wrote The Song Of The Summer refers to a trend popularized on TikTok in 2021 in which musicians promote their content as "the song of the summer." The phrase became the subject of sarcastic memes in 2023, with people making fun of the creators on the platform.


The idea of a song of the summer has been around for years, but in the early 2000s, the label "song of the summer"[1] became a competition goal amongst musicians. In 2021, with the rise of TikTok, emerging artists used the platform to promote their work as the "song of the summer," like @alliwalkermusic's TikTok[2] posted on March 2nd, 2021, a video with the caption "I think I just wrote your summer JAM." The video garnered 642,000 views and 114,000 likes in two years (seen below).

@alliwalkermusic I think I just wrote your summer JAMMMM β˜€οΈπŸŽ΅ What do y’all think? #FYP #ForYou #Viral #CountryMusic ♬ Home Town Home – Alli Walker


On April 12th, 2023, TikToker[3] @superkeara posted a video explaining the trend. She goes on to point out that most of the videos of the trend are posted inside the musician's car followed by the phrase "Guys, I think I wrote the song of the summer." The post garnered 1.1 million plays and 324,000 likes in one day (seen below).

@superkeara The singer songwriter girlies are BATTLING IT OUT #songofthesummer ♬ original sound – Keara Sullivan

TikTok[4] user @setaminata dueted @superkeara's video on the same day, commenting on the song of the summer trend. The video (seen below, left) garnered 37,600 plays and 6,300 likes in a day. TikTok[5] user @sweetfellas decided to post a sarcastic video mocking the musicians promoting their songs. The video (seen below, right), uploaded on April 12th, garnered 1,000 plays and 106 likes in a day.

@setaminata #stitch with @superkeara Please release some good songs this year! #foryoupage #fyp ♬ original sound – Setaminata
@sweetfellas Should I drop this? B honest πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί #songofthesummer #noisetok #viral #hit #fyp ♬ original sound – πŸ’•Sweet FellasπŸ’•

Various Examples

@jillianxrossi IS THIS THE SONG OF THE SUMMER?!😱 #summer #songofthesummer #originalsong #foryou ♬ original sound – Jillian Rossi
@emlyn_music SHOULD I PUT IT OUTTTT 😭😭😭 #original #artist #viral #singing ♬ B.O.M.B OUT NOW – emlyn


𝐒𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐒𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐒𝐭 𝐭𝐑𝐞 π₯𝐨𝐨𝐩⏳

♬ want it all verse 1 leak – Jai Wolf



♬ The Song of the Summer – Scumbag Dad

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Song of the summer.

[2] TikTok – @alliwalkermusic

[3] TikTok – @superkeara

[4] TikTok – @setaminata

[5] TikTok – @sweetfellas

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