Hot Summer Singles 2014
Every summer demands a perfect playlist, full of sizzling hot singles for the beach, roadtripping across the country or even just a warm summer night on the front porch. Press play on any of these five songs and get ready to feel everything good about summer wash over you.
Whether your hankering for a summer roadtrip like Danielle Bradbery, looking for some summer lovin’ like Dan + Shay, ready to party at the beach like Jake Owen or Chase Rice or even just looking for some downtime like Brothers Osborne, these songs are a great way to get into the summer mood.
'Young in America'
Danielle Bradbery is a 17-year-old sensation and now she's capturing the summer vacation of every teen's dream with her new single, 'Young in America.' Bradbery's sweet voice and vocal range are on great display here, showcasing a talent that can only get better. This 'Heart of Dixie' singer may be young, but she's asserting her independence and gearing up for a long (successful) ride. So "Crank up the truck, kick up some dust, leave it all behind" and set off on your summer road trip with Bradbery's sweet summer anthem blaring from your speakers.
'Show You Off'
With their new hit 'Show You Off,' Dan + Shay have crafted the perfect catchy tune for the summer. Easy going and free-spirited, this is the song that you listen to while grilling in the backyard, playing frisbee and flirting with that special someone. "Anywhere we go / gotta let em all know / and I'mma tattoo your name on my arm / Baby, I just wanna show you off" sing Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney while all the girls swoon. These boys are ready for summer and they're taking us with them.
With 'Rum,' Brothers Osborne have crafted a laid-back summer track the evokes some of our favorite bluesy country rockers like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. This is not the song for raging summer parties that you may or may not remember the next morning. This is the soundtrack for a summer "to do a whole lotta nothin'" - fishing off the dock by day and listening to the crickets chirp away by night.
If there's only one song you take to the beach with you this summer, Jake Owen's 'Beachin'' is the obvious, perfect choice. This song encompasses everything we love about days spent chilling at the beach, with the chorus listing the ingredients for a perfect summer spent in the sun. "And it's sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide rollin' / White sand, cold can, koozie in my hand, just a summertime strolling / Chillin', breezing, sippin', singin' whoa / Beachin.'" All you need now is your swimsuit and a cold margarita.
'Ready Set Roll'
Chase Rice is set and ready to bring the party. 'Ready Set Roll' is a rowdy summer song that packs a punch and follows in the footsteps of Luke Bryan and so many others like him who love those country-girls and how they "shake" (according to Bryan) or "shimmy" (according to Rice). Feisty lyrics like "Ready set let's roll / ready set let's ride / get your little fine a-- on the step / shimmy up inside" may not be for everyone, but one thing's for sure - Chase Rice is ready for a sizzling summer!