Lots of people seem to be putting out their Summer Song list, so why not join in the mix? These are my current Top Ten Songs that when they come on, the radio volume is kicked up a notch, or 10. They might not be songs with deep messages, but they make me happy and that's one thing music is supposed to do right? They are in no particular order:
Could It Be by Charlie Worsham I have posted about this orange Converse wearing young man before. He is quite talented and hopefully will become a staple on radio. The moment I hear this song's intro of "I'm finally holding...." I'm singing out loud with him.
Chillin' It by Cole Swindell Luke Bryan's former merch guy is doing quite well for himself. Really was hooked when I saw him open on DRD Tour when he subbed in for Thompson Square. He has written songs for others, but has not been performing long. However, he works the stage like a pro. Really, I could watch him every night. He has a fantastic energy and really interacts with the crowd. This song is fun and if you like Luke and FGL then you should surely check him out.
Little Umbrellas by Sarah Darling This song is simply upbeat, fun and catchy as all get out. The song offers you an alternative to crying over an ex-flame, instead "killing little umbrellas" while "watching his memory fade". There is a little "rap-pish" part in the song where she lists some drinks to enjoy while looking at the cabana boy. And instead of hating it, I think it works.
Hush Hush by Pistol Annies Is this song going to get any love from country radio? And are the Pistol Annies staying together? Who knows...but this song about family dysfunction is a sing along toe tapper with humorous lyrics.
DONE by The Band Perry "Whooo" Need I say more?? Not a toe tapper, more like a foot stomper and when seen live...AM-A-ZIIING!
Runnin' Outta Moonlight by Randy Houser He has said that this song is the one the crowd reacts to best when sung live. And after seeing him a few times this year, it's totally true. "Whoaaaa" Don't you just wanna wave your hands in the air and celebrate summer when this song is played?
Point At You by Justin Moore Boy, has Justin Moore grown on me--both his songs and his live performance. He's genuine country who can sing funny and heartfelt. I think this song shows all of that along with a nice beat.
Better I Don't by Chris Janson Yep, this songs been out awhile, but I still love it. Plus, there's some pretty awesome harmonica playin' going on. He's an up and comer who is soon going to break out.
I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes Every time I see this kid live I like him more and more. And I respect his talent. I like the song...the end.
Cruise by FGL Yep, this song is a year old, but I still hear it on the radio all.the.time. And you know what, it's a feel good, fun song and I love it.
Other songs I also absolutely LOVE include the new singles by Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. Dierks' "Bourbon in Kentucky" is a beautiful, sad song and Miranda's "All Kinds of Kinds" sends a wonderfully positive message. But being on the slower side, I won't be cranking them up with my windows down. However, they will be in frequent rotation on the playlist.
So, let me know what are your current faves?
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