Are People Finally Sick of New Music?

Michael Beausoleil
7 min readJul 30, 2023

If someone asked you for 2023’s song of the summer, what would you say?

Answers will vary, but based on Billboard, Morgan Wallen’s Last Night has spent the most weeks atop the Hot 100 — despite being released in February 2023. Luke Comb’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 song “Fast Car” is hot on its heels, and Taylor Swift’s fan-favorite song “Cruel Summer” from her 2019 album Lover is a surprise contender.

Fast Car single covers — Tracy Champman on the left, Luke Combs on the right
Fast Car, two ways

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Michael Beausoleil

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