“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney. This endearing slice of small-town life comes with an irresistible sing-a-long chorus tailor-made for barbecues, bonfires and road trips.
“Beachin’,” Jake Owen. The chorus pretty much sums it up: “Sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, sitting on white sand, cold cans, koozie in my hand.” See yourself there?
“Birthday,” Katy Perry. The latest single from last year’s Prism is a cause for celebration.
“Girls Chase Boys,” Ingrid Michaelson. With its easygoing vocals and memorable beat, this bubbly track from Michaelson’s sixth album sets the tone for a perfect summer night.
“High Hopes,” Bruce Springsteen. The Boss has done it again—taking the everyday frustrations of the average dude, and funneling them into an uplifting anthem of epic proportions.
“Love Runs Out,” One Republic. Destined to repeat the success of last summer’s “Counting Stars,” One Republic carves out a rock-steady beat equally suited to workouts and pre-party inspiration.
“Maps,” Maroon 5. The thoroughly addicting advance single from Maroon 5’s upcoming V sets the bar high for Adam Levine and Co.
“My Sweet Summer,” Dirty Heads. A techno-inspired beat finds its soulful center in the ska-and-rap-inspired vocals. Carefree, easy, breezy.
“Rude,” Magic! This tune thrives on a bouncy beat, sundress references and an overall beachy vibe.