Love Island is amongst the world’s highest rated reality shows with its quintessential format replicated across countries. The plot follows a group of single “Islanders” coming together in a stunning villa in a beautiful tropical location – Love Island. They are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly, as they must not only choose their partner wisely, but also win the hearts of the public. Challenges and dramatic twists abound as the Islanders form alliances, while relationships are made in an effort to win the ultimate cash prize. Sometimes love blossoms, but sometimes all the couples do is fight.
Along with the stellar format, the show also strikes the right chord with its phenomenal tracks throughout the season that captivates the audience and get them grooving as the show progresses. While Love Island Season 1 (USA) can be viewed in the country exclusively on Voot Select and Colors Infinity, we take a look at the trending playlist of the show and hit singles that you certainly should not miss out on.
1. Old Town Road – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus
This country pop hit single is a global hit and featured in Lil Nas X’s debut EP “7” in 2019. Old Town Road also peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Internationally, one or more versions of “Old Town Road” have topped the national singles charts in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; and charted within the top 10 in various other markets. This track features in the first episode of Love Island.
2. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
Written in 2018 by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, Someone You Loved was included in his debut album, “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.” The track is a commercial success and had peaked to number 1 on the UK Singles chart also topping the Billboard Hot 100. The 62nd Grammy Award nominee for ‘Song Of The Year’ also won an award at the 2020 BRIT Awards and is featured on the 2nd episode of Love Island.
3. Believer – Imagine Dragons
Believer, the electrifying single by pop rock band Imagine Dragons peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band’s third top ten single after “Radioactive” and “Demons” It also reached the top ten in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland. Rated as the best-selling songs of all time, Believer is featured in the 3rd episode of Love Island.
4. You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
You Need To Calm Down, the synth-pop and electropop song from Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album ‘Lover’ was praised worldwide for its catchiness and pro-LGBT message. The song debuted at number one in Scotland, while reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The song debuted at the second spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Winner of 2 Video Music Awards, You Need To Calm Down is played in the 6th episode of Love Island.
5. Bad Guy – Billie Elish
Billie Elish’s phenomenal single is based on Eilish taunting her lover for being a bad guy although suggesting that she is more resilient than he is, and further touches on themes about misandry and sarcasm. The song peaked to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and across charts worldwide. Bad Guy ensured Billie Elish sweep the 2020 GRAMMYs including Record and Song of the year! Fans can groove to this pop track in the 9th episode of Love Island.
6. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back – Shawn Mendes
Written by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back reached the top 10 in several countries including the US & the UK. The song became particularly famous amongst the youth and especially teenage girls which led to Shawn becoming a global heartthrob. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back is featured in the 11th episode of Love Island.
7. Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
Harry Style’s debut single from his self-titled album is amongst the great pop creations till date. The track peaked to the top 20 amongst charts worldwide and also won Harry several awards including Pop Award at the BMI Pop Awards, British Artist Video Of The Year at the Brit Awards amongst others. This track is played in the 14th episode of Love Island.
8. Levels – Avicii
Levels, the electro dance mix by Swedish DJ Avicii is a stellar single that is played across music festivals worldwide. The track peaked at number one in Sweden and on the Dance music charts in the United States and became a top ten hit in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The track was used after the 2018 Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid and features in the 18th episode of Love Island.
9. Little Things – One Direction
Part of One Direction’s 2nd studio album ‘Take Me Home’, Little Things became the group’s 2nd number one hit in the United Kingdom, while reaching the top ten in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. The single became a radio sensation and is widely played worldwide, years after its release. The track is featured In the 20th episode of Love Island.
10. Let Me Down – Jorja Smith ft Stormzy
After being in the works for 2 years, Let Me Down by Jorja Smith ft Stormzy peaked in the top 40 of UK Singles while hitting position number 3 at the UK Indie charts. The track received positive reviews from the fans owing to its grooving beats and uplifting tunes. The track is featured in the finale of Love Island.