• June 20, 2012
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Top 15 Songs Of Summer 2012


We’re celebrating the first official day of Summer by counting down the Top 15 Songs of Summer 2012!

Our list includes tracks from some of country music’s biggest stars such as Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan, as well as country newcomers like Andy Gibson, Greg Bates, and Parmalee.

If you’re looking to update your summer playlist – look no further. These songs mix well with sunshine and a good time…enjoy!


15. “Did It For The Girl” – Greg Bates
Newcomer Greg Bates‘ debut single “Did It For The Girl” is a simple, yet great, country love song that reminds us of something George Strait could have released. The song’s easy-going melody and Bates’ traditional country voice makes it the perfect summertime tune.
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14. “Endless Summer” – Aaron Lewis
Former Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is back at country radio with “Endless Summer,” a uptempo tune about escaping from everyday life with the ones you love to enjoy a summer day at the beach. Sounds like the recipe for a great time!
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13. “No Better Than This” – JB and the Moonshine Band
“No Better Than This” by JB and the Moonshine Band describes the perfect summer day – sunshine, a boat, and a cooler full of cold beer. What more could you ask for?
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12. “Summer Back” – Andy Gibson
Newcomer Andy Gibson tells the story of a long lost summer love with his latest effort, “Summer Back.” We dare you to give it a listen without reminiscing about “that summer” you’d want back.
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11. “Shinin’ On Me” – Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann‘s feel-good summer hit “Shinin’ On Me” is all about embracing the moment and having a positive attitude despite whatever curve balls life may be throwing at you. We should all take note of Niemann’s care-free attitude and enjoy life a little more. You can start by downloading this song!
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10. “Musta Had A Good Time” – Parmalee
Summer is all about having a good time and it sounds like the guys from Parmalee sure know how to throw down! Their country-rockin’ debut single tells the story about a night that may have been a little too much fun. We’re sure some of you will have a night like that this summer!
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9. “5-1-5-0” – Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley‘s rowdy hit “5-1-5-0” is one of those songs you just have to crank up each and every time you hear it. The lyrics may be a bit silly, but it’s summer (there’s no need to be serious!), and this song is FUN.
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8. “Beers Ago” – Toby Keith
Toby Keith‘s new single “Beers Ago” is already becoming one of this summer’s biggest songs. Its up-beat tempo and catchy lyrics will make you think back to summers past, where it “seems like yesterday even though that was fourteen hundred and fifty two beers ago.”
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7. “The One That Got Away” – Jake Owen
Jake Owen‘s latest hit tells the true story of “The One That Got Away.” Jake is happily married now, but maybe some of you will learn from his mistake and not let that summer love walk out the door.
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6. “How Country Feels” – Randy Houser
We can’t get enough of “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser! The song, which is Houser’s first release on Stoney Creek Records, is likely to become his biggest hit yet. We guarantee your toe will be tapping along from the moment you hit ‘play.’
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5. “Beer Money” – Kip Moore
The lyric “Every now and then you gotta raise a little hell/Hope we get lucky and stay out of jail” says it all. Sometimes you gotta cut loose and have a good time. That’s what summertime is all about, right?! “Beer Money” is sure to be another hit for Kip Moore. It’s a must-listen!
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4. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
The debut single from hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line is the perfect summer jam. It makes us “wanna roll our windows down and cruise.” Give it listen – you won’t regret it.
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3. “Springsteen” – Eric Church
Eric Church‘s multi-week No.1 hit “Springsteen” is one of this year’s best singles. While all of the lyrics of he nostalgic tune are nearly perfectly written, the line “funny how a melody sounds like a memory” has become one of our all-time favorite country lyrics. Fans will definitely be making memories along with this melody for years to come.
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2. “Drunk On You” – Luke Bryan
Chances are, Luke Bryan‘s “Drunk On You” is already on your summer playlist as it’s become one of his biggest hits to date. If not, what are you waiting for? It will surely make your “speakers go boom-boom.”
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1. “Pontoon” – Little Big Town
Little Big Town has a GIANT hit on their hands with “Pontoon.” We can’t get enough of this groovy, summertime anthem! It’ll make you want to go “MMMM…Motorboatin’!”
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