As temperatures in the UK soar, there's only one word most of us will be feeling: hot.
Over the years, pop has never shied away from getting us all hot under the collar - whether its a raunchy ballad or a sweaty, club-primed dance banger. But does a 'hot' song always translate to chart success?
Just 34 songs with 'hot' in their title have landed in the Official Singles Chart Top 40, two of which have reached Number 1. The most recent is DJ Fresh's super-charged drum n' bass jumpathon Hot Right Now, a chart-topper in 2012 that also marked the chart debut of Rita Ora. The other is the considerably softer Hot Love by T. Rex, the band's first Number 1 in 1971.
Elsewhere, two 'Long Hot Summer' songs have reached the UK Top 10, Girls Aloud's steamy 2005 single reached Number 7 (producer Brian Higgins later described as their 'disaster record'), while The Style Council's hazy, synthesizer-heavy track topped out at Number 3 in 1983.
Other big 'hot' hits include Nelly's signature hit Hot In Herre, a Number 4 smash in 2002, while Romanian artist Inna scored a Number 6 hit in 2010 with her trance-meets-electro Europop banger Hot. True to her name, disco legend Donna Summer also claims a 'hot' hit among her most popular releases with Hot Stuff, which peaked at Number 11 in 1979.
More recently, 2019 saw two 'hot' songs become hits off the back of the #hotgirlsummer trend on social media. First was by Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj (40), followed by Hot Girl Bummber by US rapper Blackbear (14).
The highest charting 'hot' songs on the Official Singles Chart
Listen to this list of hot songs as a playlist on Spotify here.
|HOT RIGHT NOW||DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA||1||2012|
|HOT LOVE||T. REX||1||1971|
|MAN'S NOT HOT||BIG SHAQ||3||2017|
|LONG HOT SUMMER||THE STYLE COUNCIL||3||1983|
|HERE COMES THE HOTSTEPPER||INI KAMOZE||4||1995|
|HOT N COLD||KATY PERRY||4||2008|
|HOT DIGGITY||PERRY COMO||4||1956|
|HOT IN HERRE||NELLY||4||2002|
|HOT LEGS||ROD STEWART||5||1978|
|HOTTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD||JLS||6||2012|
|HOT TODDY||TED HEATH AND HIS MUSIC||6||1953|
|HOT STUFF (LET'S DANCE)||CRAIG DAVID||7||2007|
|LONG HOT SUMMER||GIRLS ALOUD||7||2005|
|HOT STUFF||ARSENAL F.C||9||1998|
|DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT||SNOOP DOGG FT PHARRELL||10||2004|
|HOT STUFF||DONNA SUMMER||11||1979|
|SHE'S KINDA HOT||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER||14||2015|
|HOT GIRL SUMMER||BLACKBEAR||14||2019|
|SOME LIKE IT HOT||POWER STATION||14||1985|
|HOTTER THAN HELL||DUA LIPA||15||2016|
|TOO HOT TO HANDLE||HEATWAVE||15||1977|
|BUBBLING HOT||PATO BANTON WITH RANKING RODGER||15||1995|
|THIS IS WHY I'M HOT||MIMS||18||2007|
|HOT LOVE NOW!||WONDER STUFF||19||1994|
|HOT LOVE||KELLY MARIE||22||1981|
|I'M REALLY HOT||MISSY ELLIOTT||22||2004|
|MAKE IT HOT||NICOLE FT MISSY ELLIOTT/MOCHA||22||1998|
|TOO HOT||KOOL AND THE GANG||23||1980|
|MAKE IT HOT||VS||29||2004|
|BURNIN' HOT||JERMAINE JACKSON||32||1980|
|HOT GIRL SUMMER||MEGAN THEE STALLION/MINAJ||40||2019|
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