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    Jun 1, 2018

    We Got The Artists At Radio 1's Biggest Weekend To Create The Perfect Summer Playlist

    Prepare to spend your summer listening to some serious bops.

    Last weekend, Radio 1 played host to some of the biggest names in pop at their Biggest Weekend in Swansea. Since it's finally almost summer, we decided to ask some of the acts to tell us their song of the summer 2018 – and here's what they said:

    Shawn Mendes

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    Shawn Mendes: I think it'd be "Goodie Bag" by Still Woozy. You have to hear it. It's just the best vibe ever. It's like a super nice, chill summer afternoon vibe. Every time I play it, it calms me down.

    Brendon Urie

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    Brendon Urie: For me right now, it's Cardi B, "I Like It". I just love that song so much. Every time I hear that intro, I'm like, "aw, yeah!" It just feels like a summer track, you know? If it's not that, then it's my song. [laughs]

    Years & Years

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    Olly Alexander: I know what mine's gonna be. "If You're Over Me" by Years & Years. Am I allowed to pick that? [laughs]

    BF: I feel like that's cheating.

    Mikey Goldsworthy: I'm gonna pick Ariana Grande's new song, "No Tears Left To Cry". It's a sad one, but I like sad songs in the summer.

    Emre Türkmen: I'm gonna pick "Over Everything" by Courtney Barnett.

    OA: I'm just gonna go with "Wild Thoughts". I know it's a year old, but I feel like it should be a summer anthem.

    Jess Glynne

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    Jess Glynne: [starts singing "The Middle" by Zedd] That one. I went away for my friend's hen, and it became the theme tune. I just love it. I feel like it's a really strong feeling song – like, even though it's a pop tune, I feel it.

    Bastille

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    Dan Smith: I have two. I love "House in LA" by Jungle, which I think is fucking brilliant, and I also love Florence's new single ["Hunger"]. Both of those are currently my songs of the summer.

    Kyle Simmons: Mine is Leon Bridges, "Bad Bad News".

    Will Farquarson: I don't know what it's called, but it's the new Christine and the Queens song. "Girlfriend"!

    Chris Wood: Mine wasn't out this summer, but it's Diplo, "Get It Right".

    James Bay

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    James Bay: We're barely in summer! The Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris ["One Kiss"] is a big tune. It's very summery, and he's very good at that. I do also like the Shawn Mendes tune, "In My Blood". Big tune.

    CHVRCHES

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    Lauren Mayberry: Since we're at a pop festival, "No Tears Left To Cry", by Ariana Grande. Has someone done that already?

    Martin Doherty: Mine is probably "Jump" by Julia Michaels.

    LM: OK, I'll say "Accelerate" by Christina Aguilera. I was confused the first time I heard it, but it's definitely grown on me. At first, I was like, "that doesn't sound like Christina", and I went into an existential crisis because she's done so many different genres. What makes it sound like her is her voice doing it.

    Iain Cook: I'm going to go with "This Is America", Childish Gambino.

    George Ezra

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    George Ezra: I'm trying to think what I've been listening to on tour. You kind of lose track of what's going on. I'm going to say a cover. It's called "Tennessee Whiskey" by a guy called Chris Stapleton. I always struggle with country music – I don't know where the balance is between authentic and cheesy. I think he's bang in the middle. He does it really well. It is cheesy country music, but it's got soul.

    Jessie Ware

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    Jessie Ware: I can't think of anything! This is so annoying. I don't know. Jamie Lidell, "Another Day". It's happy, it's euphoric. It makes me happy. I actually could listen to that whenever.

    Thanks for chatting with us, guys! Listen to their perfect summer playlist here:

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