10 songs that channel “hot girl summer” vibes

Main character era incoming. 

11 May, 2023
10 songs that channel “hot girl summer” vibes

Summer, aka hot girl season, is here, which means we’re all dressing up, going out with our friends, jet-setting on tropical getaways, or even spending it alone doing all the things we love. We think that all these activities become ten times more fun if there’s the perfect song playing in the background. So, if you’re looking for a *banger* soundtrack, then we’ve got you covered with this playlist that gives major “I’m the main character of my life” energy because this season we are going to put ourselves first and not let any negativity ruin our vibes!

Flowers—Miley Cyrus 

Miley Cyrus

Nothing is sexier than being capable, independent, and being your own boss. This song oozes ‘main character’ energy—yes, we ladies can buy our own flowers and show ourselves love, thank you very much!

Bejewelled—Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the absolute queen of empowering songwriting that instantly makes us feel like we’re “that girl”, and this track from her Midnights album is no different. “Best believe I’m still bejewelled / when I walk in the room / I can still make the whole room shimmer”—these lyrics will make you feel like the person who turns heads every time she walks into a room. 

New Rules—Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Girls, as Dua Lipa reminds us, we are definitely not letting our toxic exes back into our lives because we are manifesting a healing (and hot!) summer with this groovy number. 

Good As Hell—Lizzo

I don’t know about you, but I feel every single song by Lizzo is as feel-good and sassy as a song can get. This one in particular makes me want to fly away for a beach vacay where I can rock an itsy-bitsy bikini and sip on my favourite drink. Is it just me?

Desi Girl—Dostana 

Desi Girl

This one’s for all the hot, desi, girls out there. This is your cue to put on a slinky summer dress, or better yet, a sexy saree, and dance it out with your best friends!


No summer playlist would be complete if it didn’t have a Queen Bey track on it, and this one is the ultimate girl anthem. Who run the world? Girls, of course. 

Who Says—Selena Gomez & The Scene

Gomez croons in the song that she wouldn’t want to be anybody else, and we agree with that sentiment—you are you, and that’s your superpower. We can imagine singing this number at the top of our voices while on a summer road trip with our girls. 

Me Too—Meghan Trainor 

Do you know what is hotter than the sweltering summer heat? Being confident and believing in yourself. This Meghan Trainor song is all about self-love, with lyrics that go like—“And I can’t help loving myself/And I don’t need nobody else/ If I was you, I’d wanna be me too”. Correct!

Megan Thee Stallion—Hot Girl Summer 

Do you think a hot girl summer playlist wouldn’t have the song that started it all? This number gives major MVP vibes, and honestly, we’re here for it. 

Kudi Nu Nachne De—Angrezi Medium

Kudi Nu Nachne De

This feel-good number never fails to make us get up and groove, and bust out a few thumkas , for good measure. So, if you’re looking for a worthy background score for your glam summer persona, this might be it. 

Masakali—Delhi 6

This song makes us want to put on a kurta, our favourite jhumkas, and go on a solo date roaming the romantic bylanes of old Delhi. Ideal summer day, if you tell us!