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Dave and Central Cee's take on the Sprinter track has been named the UK song of the summer 2023

Dave and Central Cee's take on the Sprinter track has been named the UK song of the summer 2023

  • Written by Paul Glenn
  • Entertainment reporter

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Comment on the photo, Dave and Central Cee performed Sprinter together at the Glastonbury Festival

Dave and Central Cee's record-breaking single Sprinter has been announced as the UK song of summer 2023 by the official charts.

The track, a melodic, Latin-tinged take on rehearsals, finds them rapping about partying with a lot of girls.

It became the longest-running UK rap song last month, with 10 consecutive weeks at the top.

Hypnotic Kylie Minogue Badam badam – her first top-ten single in the UK in over a decade – ended the summer as the country's most downloaded song.

London rapper Dave and Central Cee's collaboration has amassed 812,000 UK chart units in total, including 105 million UK streams, also making it the most streamed song of the summer.

He gave the Sprinter the Brit Award and Mercury Award winner Dave his third number, and the Mobo Award winner Central Cee his first number.

The duo performed the tune – taken from their joint EP Splitting Decision – Live together at Glastonbury Festival In June, they were joined by the kid from the track's music video, also known as British-Nigerian artist and designer Boo, son of Sloan.

Elsewhere on the list, which was revealed on Saturday, London rapper J Hoss ended the summer at No. 4 with “Who Told You,” featuring Canadian star and Top Boy executive producer Drake.

Hot summer girl

Second place on the Songs of Summer chart went to Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris and English singer Ellie Goulding for their hit song Miracle, which spent eight weeks at number one.

Dua Lipa's Barbie soundtrack anthem, Dance The Night, also took bronze.

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Olivia Rodrigo's haunting “Vampire,” the summer's best-selling single on physical formats, also made the top 10.

The young American led her compatriots Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus with their sad, seasonally appropriate songs, Cruel Summer and Flowers, respectively.

Earlier in the year, Cyrus' ode to post-breakup self-love spent 10 weeks at the top, like Dave and Central C's song. By July, it was declared the biggest song of 2023 overall so far.

But that was before the top boys of the summer knocked their Sprinter off the forecourt and off the charts.

Official Top 10 UK Songs of Summer 2023