4th of July 2020: Here’s Your Ultimate Holiday Weekend Playlist With Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion & More

No matter how you’re celebrating your long weekend this 4th of
July — socially-distanced with family, on a virtual hangout with
friends, or just alone in your personal bubble — you’re gonna
want to make sure you have the right music for it.

Luckily,Billboard has you covered. Below, check out 25 of the
hottest tracks in pop, hip-hop, dance, country, rock and more as
you get ready to enjoy whatever facsimile of a normal summer
you’ve managed to arrange for yourself. Scroll to the end for the
Spotify playlist.

1. Lil Baby, “The Bigger Pictureâ€

Yes, it’s a holiday weekend, but total escapism isn’t
something any of us can really afford right now even on our days
off — so let’s begin with this emotionally wracked protest
anthem to get us on the appropriate world-weary foot.

2. Doja Cat feat. Gucci Mane, “Like
Thatâ€

You might’ve finally hit your limit on “Say So†— or not
— but luckily, this follow-up single with Gucci Mane ensures that
there’s still a freshly blissful Doja Cat hip-pop jam to blare
out of your speakers this summer regardless.

3. Saint Jhn, “Roses†(Imambek Remix)

Finally hitting the Hot 100’s top five for the first time this
week, this not-so-slow-burning banger seems ready to properly enter
the Song of the Summer race.

4. Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugarâ€

If you don’t have this song stuck in your head for at least
half of this weekend, you need to look into alternate barbecue or
cookout plans for next July.

5. Beyoncé, “Black Paradeâ€

The Queen’s latest might not be tabbed for top 40 omnipresence
— it debuted at a solid-not-showy No. 37 on the Hot 100 this week
— but its beaming pride and booming bass still make it a must on
any self-respecting holiday playlist this summer.

6. Sam Hunt, “Hard to Forgetâ€

A generation-spanning country radio-killer that (like many of
Sam Hunt’s biggest and best hits) carried the whiff of novelty at
first, but was revealed through heavy rotation to simply be a
future classic.

7. Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne,
“Whats Poppin†(Remix)

Just when you were worried Jack Harlow’s breakout banger was
starting to get stale, here comes the song’s All-Star remix to
make it crisper than ever — and Harlow more than holds his own
among the established hitmakers with his new verse.

8. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on
Meâ€

We’re not sick of it yet, are you?

9. Jawsh 365 and Jason Derulo, “Savage Love (Laxed –
Siren Beat)â€

If you are at a family function this weekend, this is a great
chance for the under-20s to break out their hip-swiveling TikTok challenge
dances
, while the over-30s look on in stupefied horror (unless,
of course, one of those in attendance is
Dame Judi Dench
).

10. Pop Smoke feat. Rowdy Rebel, “Make It
Rainâ€

By 4th of July, the entirety of Pop Smoke’s much-anticipated
posthumous LP Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon will be out, so
feel free to substitute your favorite track for this one — or
just queue the entire thing up for after our mix is over.

11. Haim, “The Stepsâ€

Gotta have some electric guitar on 4th of July weekend, which
Haim’s excellent new Women in Music Pt. III album provides with
particular aplomb on this early highlight.

12. Sebastian Yatra, Rauw Alejandro & Manuel Torizo,
“TBTâ€

This sentimental reggaetón-pop jam just hit No. 1
on Billboard’s Latin Airplay listing, and should absolutely be on
all your summer playlists if it isn’t already.

13. Lil Mosey, “Blueberry Faygoâ€

Doesn’t seem coincidental that Lil Mosey’s sunny crossover
hit finally hit the Hot 100’s top 10 just in time for 4th of July
weekend — as its pool party music video ably demonstrates, this
one was meant to be (responsibly!) enjoyed outdoors.

14. Lil Baby & 42 Dugg, “We Paidâ€

If you think two Lil Baby smashes is too much for our playlist,
better keep your radio off and windows and streaming services
closed for the rest of 2020.

15. Dua Lipa, “Break My Heartâ€

Speaking of artists with concurrent pop smashes — the
undeniable “Break My Heart†almost certainly would have gone
top 20 by now on the Hot 100 if “Don’t Start Now†wasn’t
still hanging around in the top 15.

16. Chloe x Halle, “Do It†

With an acclaimed new album, a buzzy BET Awards
performance
, and now their
first-ever Hot 100 entry
for “Do It,†Chloe X Halle are
getting closer than ever to earning write-ups that can get through
a whole sentence without mentioning Beyoncé.

17. Breland, “My Truckâ€

Speaking of recent Hot 100 debuts, rising hip-hop/country artist
Breland finally saw his viral hit grace the chart this week — and
once this insidious heater finds its way into your space, it’s
not gotten rid of so easily.

18. Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J.Rey Soul,
“Mamacitaâ€

If you ever doubted that the combination of the Black Eyed Peas,
reggaetón and pop hits from the previous century would be a recipe
for success, their second such
crossover hit of 2020 should probably convince you.

19. Shamir, “On My Ownâ€

Billboard Pride’s
artist of the month for June
 found the perfect balance between
his indie roots and his pop aspirations on this genre-mashing gem
from earlier in the month.

20. Blackpink, “How You Like Thatâ€

The public’s answer to the Korean girl group’s title
question here has been unsurprisingly affirmative, as the video for
the barnstorming single has
already broken multiple records
on YouTube.

21. Megan Thee Stallion, “Girls in the
Hoodâ€

Not that anyone was skeptical about the kick-down-the-door
potential of Megan Thee Stallion going full Straight Outta H-Town,
but its desert-set virtual
performance
at the BET Awards proved it anyway.

22. NSG, “Grandadâ€

A thoroughly irresistible Afrobeats groover from London sextet
NSG that has the potential to be 2020’s “Drogba
(Joanna)â€
if New York radio gets its hands on it.

23. Drake feat. Fivio Foreign & Sosa Geek,
“Demonsâ€

Even your 12-year-old cousin is probably rolling their eyes at
the “Toosie Slide†by now, but they might still have time for
Drake’s most recent (and more electric) drill flirtation,
co-starring ascendant New York MCs Fivio Foreign and Sosa Geek.

24. Jessie Ware, “What’s Your
Pleasure?â€

Again, the rave
reviews
for U.K. singer-songwriter Jessie Ware’s
disco-flavored latest LP basically answered her question for
her.

25. DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar†(BLM
Remix)

We close here with another single that reminds us of the urgency
of the moment — with a more topical spin on an already
half-incendiary (and fully triumphant) single, which also happens
to be
the biggest in the country
right now.

No matter how you’re celebrating your long weekend this 4th of
July — socially-distanced with family, on a virtual hangout with
friends, or just alone in your personal bubble — you’re gonna
want to make sure you have the right music for it.
Luckily,Billboard has you covered. Below, check out 25 of the
hottest tracks in pop, hip-hop, dance, country, rock and more as
you get ready to enjoy whatever facsimile of a normal summer
you’ve managed to arrange for yourself. Scroll to the end for the
Spotify playlist.
1. Lil Baby, “The Bigger Pictureâ€
Yes, it’s a holiday weekend, but total escapism isn’t
something any of us can really afford right now even on our days
off — so let’s begin with this emotionally wracked protest
anthem to get us on the appropriate world-weary foot.
2. Doja Cat feat. Gucci Mane, “Like
Thatâ€
You might’ve finally hit your limit on “Say So†— or not
— but luckily, this follow-up single with Gucci Mane ensures that
there’s still a freshly blissful Doja Cat hip-pop jam to blare
out of your speakers this summer regardless.
3. Saint Jhn, “Roses†(Imambek Remix)
Finally hitting the Hot 100’s top five for the first time this
week, this not-so-slow-burning banger seems ready to properly enter
the Song of the Summer race.
4. Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugarâ€

If you don’t have this song stuck in your head for at least
half of this weekend, you need to look into alternate barbecue or
cookout plans for next July.
5. Beyoncé, “Black Paradeâ€
The Queen’s latest might not be tabbed for top 40 omnipresence
— it debuted at a solid-not-showy No. 37 on the Hot 100 this week
— but its beaming pride and booming bass still make it a must on
any self-respecting holiday playlist this summer.
6. Sam Hunt, “Hard to Forgetâ€
A generation-spanning country radio-killer that (like many of
Sam Hunt’s biggest and best hits) carried the whiff of novelty at
first, but was revealed through heavy rotation to simply be a
future classic.
7. Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne,
“Whats Poppin†(Remix)
Just when you were worried Jack Harlow’s breakout banger was
starting to get stale, here comes the song’s All-Star remix to
make it crisper than ever — and Harlow more than holds his own
among the established hitmakers with his new verse.
8. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on
Meâ€

We’re not sick of it yet, are you?
9. Jawsh 365 and Jason Derulo, “Savage Love (Laxed –
Siren Beat)â€
If you are at a family function this weekend, this is a great
chance for the under-20s to break out their hip-swiveling TikTok challenge
dances, while the over-30s look on in stupefied horror (unless,
of course, one of those in attendance is
Dame Judi Dench).
10. Pop Smoke feat. Rowdy Rebel, “Make It
Rainâ€
By 4th of July, the entirety of Pop Smoke’s much-anticipated
posthumous LP Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon will be out, so
feel free to substitute your favorite track for this one — or
just queue the entire thing up for after our mix is over.
11. Haim, “The Stepsâ€
Gotta have some electric guitar on 4th of July weekend, which
Haim’s excellent new Women in Music Pt. III album provides with
particular aplomb on this early highlight.
12. Sebastian Yatra, Rauw Alejandro & Manuel Torizo,
“TBTâ€
This sentimental reggaetón-pop jam just hit No. 1
on Billboard’s Latin Airplay listing, and should absolutely be on
all your summer playlists if it isn’t already.
13. Lil Mosey, “Blueberry Faygoâ€

Doesn’t seem coincidental that Lil Mosey’s sunny crossover
hit finally hit the Hot 100’s top 10 just in time for 4th of July
weekend — as its pool party music video ably demonstrates, this
one was meant to be (responsibly!) enjoyed outdoors.
14. Lil Baby & 42 Dugg, “We Paidâ€
If you think two Lil Baby smashes is too much for our playlist,
better keep your radio off and windows and streaming services
closed for the rest of 2020.
15. Dua Lipa, “Break My Heartâ€
Speaking of artists with concurrent pop smashes — the
undeniable “Break My Heart†almost certainly would have gone
top 20 by now on the Hot 100 if “Don’t Start Now†wasn’t
still hanging around in the top 15.
16. Chloe x Halle, “Do It†
With an acclaimed new album, a buzzy BET Awards
performance, and now their
first-ever Hot 100 entry for “Do It,†Chloe X Halle are
getting closer than ever to earning write-ups that can get through
a whole sentence without mentioning Beyoncé.
17. Breland, “My Truckâ€

Speaking of recent Hot 100 debuts, rising hip-hop/country artist
Breland finally saw his viral hit grace the chart this week — and
once this insidious heater finds its way into your space, it’s
not gotten rid of so easily.
18. Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J.Rey Soul,
“Mamacitaâ€
If you ever doubted that the combination of the Black Eyed Peas,
reggaetón and pop hits from the previous century would be a recipe
for success, their second such
crossover hit of 2020 should probably convince you.
19. Shamir, “On My Ownâ€
Billboard Pride’s
artist of the month for June found the perfect balance between
his indie roots and his pop aspirations on this genre-mashing gem
from earlier in the month.
20. Blackpink, “How You Like Thatâ€

The public’s answer to the Korean girl group’s title
question here has been unsurprisingly affirmative, as the video for
the barnstorming single has
already broken multiple records on YouTube.
21. Megan Thee Stallion, “Girls in the
Hoodâ€
Not that anyone was skeptical about the kick-down-the-door
potential of Megan Thee Stallion going full Straight Outta H-Town,
but its desert-set virtual
performance at the BET Awards proved it anyway.
22. NSG, “Grandadâ€
A thoroughly irresistible Afrobeats groover from London sextet
NSG that has the potential to be 2020’s “Drogba
(Joanna)†if New York radio gets its hands on it.
23. Drake feat. Fivio Foreign & Sosa Geek,
“Demonsâ€
Even your 12-year-old cousin is probably rolling their eyes at
the “Toosie Slide†by now, but they might still have time for
Drake’s most recent (and more electric) drill flirtation,
co-starring ascendant New York MCs Fivio Foreign and Sosa Geek.
24. Jessie Ware, “What’s Your
Pleasure?â€
Again, the rave
reviews for U.K. singer-songwriter Jessie Ware’s
disco-flavored latest LP basically answered her question for
her.
25. DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar†(BLM
Remix)

We close here with another single that reminds us of the urgency
of the moment — with a more topical spin on an already
half-incendiary (and fully triumphant) single, which also happens
to be
the biggest in the country right now.

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