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With Megan Thee Stallion and MARINA releasing music this week, summer is set. Here is a list of songs to add to your playlist that are guaranteed to elevate your summer. 

1. "Keep It Movin’ " by Olivia O’Brien


Making her name known through songs like “Josslyn” and “NOW,” Olivia O’Brien has made it very clear that nothing is off-limits when writing about her previous relationships. While her new album “Episodes: Season 1” has many anthems that can help anyone through a breakup or heartbreak, “Keep It Movin’” talks more about the power that confidence holds in the weeks following a relationship. 

2. "Thot Shit" by Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion has done it again. The four-time Grammy-winning artist released “Thot Shit,” a song guaranteed to make its way into every post-COVID summer party. In true Megan Thee Stallion fashion, the music video is iconic. The rapper calls out all the hypocrisy of the people who disapprove of her music and dancing, the best way she can, through dancing. 

3. “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land" by MARINA

The title track to MARINA’s new album “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land”, out today, can only be described as one-of-a-kind. MARINA has made a name for herself through songs such as “Bubblegum Bitch” and “How to Be a Heartbreaker” and her unique style bleeds into her new album, making it a must-listen for the summer. 


4. “EveryTime I Cry” by Ava Max

Last on the list is Ava Max who is on a mission to bring back pop music with her new song, “EveryTime I Cry.” The song resembles the style of the early 2000s’ and 2010s’ pop music, the true golden age of pop. Ava Max is the next big thing, so keep an eye out for her.

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Payton Toomey is an editorial intern at BUST and a student at the University of Arizona studying Journalism and Information Sciences and eSociety. She loves writing about mental health, feminism and pop culture. You can follow her on Twitter @PaytonToomey.