2017 Song of the Summer Showdown: 6 Bold Predictions, From Bieber to the Biggest Sleeper
Radio and streaming pros name the tracks they’re betting will achieve beach ubiquity — including the biggest sleeper.
3) The One Direction boys turned men will be major players.
Harry Styles’ rock opus “Sign of the Times” hangs on in the top 20, while Niall Horan’s sensual “Slow Hands” is rising; Louis Tomlinson has been performing his Steve Aoki team-up “Just Hold On” at dance festivals. A new Zayn Malik album is due this year, and Liam Payne’s first solo track, the rhythmic “Strip That Down” (featuring Quavo), was released May 19. “It was such an edgy, different song for me to do,” says Payne, who co-wrote the song with Ed Sheeran.