Amaka’s Songs of the Summer

Amaka Nwokocha, Staff Writer


  1. The R&B/Pop sister duo came back in June with their sophomore album, Ungodly Hour. The lead single, “Do It,” is a fun and flirty song about getting ready and going to party at night. Though we can’t exactly go out right now,  the song a perfectly good substitute. Their voices blend and weave beautifully over a beat that makes you want to get up and dance.
  2. When their tour got canceled due to COVID-19, the Korean boy band, BTS, did the next best thing: they released a retro themed disco-pop track for the summer. “Dynamite,” their very first English-language single, sold over 250 thousand copies in the first week alone, and shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making them the first Asian act in history to debut at number one.
  3. Initially, “WAP” went viral due to the controversy around the lyrics and the star-studded music video, but it turned out to be a massive hit. The song debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed there for two weeks, making it the first song in 2020 to achieve this. It also prompted discussion about the double standards between women, men, and explicitly sexual rap lyrics.