Bring out the braai stands and light the coal, it’s time to get ready for the sunny season! As we kick off this years’ Spring/Summer season, nothing sounds better than taking some time out to relax and (safely) socialise with friends and family as we start to look forward to winding down in anticipation of the December festive break.
Music is an integral part of local culture, we soundtrack our lives through the moments of each day and even more so over the Summer. This is the time to start looking at the tracks that will define our Summer break and get our playlists ready!
We know that Summer playlists are often dominated by local artists and tracks mixed in with some top international hits, too. Spotify looked at the local hits that South Africans have enjoyed over the past few months to get an indication of which tracks will make it onto listeners lists. The latest releases from Cassper Nyovest, DJ Maphorisa and De Mthuda have claimed their spots amongst top international artists as part of the most streamed tracks by South Africans in the past 90 days.
Cassper Nyovest’s hit ‘Siyathandana’ took the first local spot on the list of top streamed tracks, followed by ‘Banyana’ by DJ Maphorisa, ‘John Wick’ by De Mthuda and DJ Maphorisa again with ‘Izolo’, claiming the subsequent spots of local tracks in the list of the top 10 of most streamed tracks in the past 90 days.
Below is the full list of the most streamed tracks in South Africa in the past 90 days
- Good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
- Siyathandana – Cassper Nyovest
- Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
- Banyana – DJ Maphorisa
- Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) – Doja Cat
- John Wick – De Mthuda
- STAY (with Justin Bieber) – The Kid LAROI
- Izolo – DJ Maphorisa
- MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
- Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) – Justin Bieber
The success of AmaPiano over the past few months is a good indicator that the genre will get a head start in making it to the top of our summer soundtracks playlists. To discover more new music, the Hot Hits South Africa playlist spotlights the latest local and global hits charting in South Africa right now.
What better way to get in the Summer mood than with Spotify’s popular Premium offer*? Starting today, Spotify will give first-time users three months free Premium and give current Freemium users, who have previously held a Premium account, three months for the price of one.
From pool parties to road trips and long, lazy afternoons on the beach or poolside, indulge in Summertime fun with uninterrupted music streaming. Spotify’s Premium plan is dedicated to making the listening experience personalised for every individual taste. On-demand listening lets you enjoy all your favourite tracks without shuffle mode and with unlimited skips, on any device you use that integrates with Spotify. Listen to what you want when you want and on any device of your choice!
Spotify Premium adapts to your lifestyle, so no matter where you find yourself this summer, you have the freedom to control how you listen. You canlisten offline by downloading your favourite tracks or playlist and not only does it save you data, it’s also a great feature to have if your road trip leads you to the middle of the Karoo with no cell phone service.
If you’ll be enjoying some virtual chill time, you can plug your friends on your latest favourite tracks by hosting a group session with up to four friends, where you can listen simultaneously to the same playlist, from anywhere in the world.
Spotify has a track, artist, and album for any occasion with over 70 million tracks, 4 billion playlists and 2.9 million podcasts to choose from, discovering new favourites or enjoying your go-to’s is a breeze.