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Top 20 Songs of Summer 2012 (So Far)

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Your summer playlist is not complete without these 20 songs perfect for your summer!

Top 20 Songs of Summer 2012 (So Far)


Summer is in full swing! The weather is hot, people are flooding to the beach, and flip flops are the footwear of choice. And with summer, comes a wave of new songs to jam out to with the windows down and wind in your hair. 

So before you hit play, be sure you have these top 20 songs, and your summer is sure to be a hit!

1. "Payphone"- Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

Maroon 5 never seems to disappoint, and their new song "Payphone" is no exception. The dreamy pop vocals of Adam Levine are complemented perfectly with the rough rap stylings of Wiz Khalifa. The catchy anti-love song is the PERFECT summer hit!

2. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen

Is there even any explanation needed? Roll down those windows and start belting it out. You know you want to.

3. "Brokenhearted" - Karmin

Karmin has an extremely unique sound mixing fun, female, rapping with an extremely catch pop hit. This song is just an absolute blast!

4. "Wild Ones" - Flo Rida ft. Sia

This upbeat song can convince you to be wild this summer. So go ahead, jump out of a plane like they do in the video! Summer is the time for taking risks!

5. "We Are Young" - Fun

This could possibly be this generation's ultimate youth anthem. Summer vacation is the ultimate youth experience, so what better song to have on your soundtrack of summer.

Here's the rest of the Top 20:

6. "I Won't Give Up" - Jason Mraz

The ultimate love song of the summer. Good luck not getting that warm fuzzy feeling inside whenever you hear this song.

7. "Home" - Phillip Phillips

The American Idol winner's first single is the perfect 'lay back on your hammock and chill out' song. The single, which pretty much won American Idol for him, is one of the best songs to come off the show in a while.

8. "Some Nights" - Fun

The band famous for their anthem, "We Are Young," is at it again with their single "Some Nights." This song hits home with almost everyone, as it explores the idea of not knowing exactly what your purpose is yet. The vocals on the song are also amazing!

9. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj

Despite that no one really knows what a "starship" is, or why it is meant to fly, this song is an absolute summer necessity! 

10. "Titanium" - David Guetta ft. Sia

Everyone wishes they were bulletproof, am I right?

11. "Chasing the Sun" - The Wanted

The Wanted blew up in the US with their single, "Glad You Came," and they're back with this follow up single. With the same party feel as their previous single, and its idea of chasing the sun, this song was destined to make summer playlists everywhere.

12. "Drive By" - Train

This song just screams, "ROAD TRIP!"

13. "Drunk On You" - Luke Bryan

A summer playlist is incomplete without a country singer singing about summertime. This Luke Bryan song is probably the most quoted for Facebook photo albums with the lyrics  "I'm a little drunk on you, and high on summertime."

14. "How We Do (Party)" - Rita Ora

This carefree party anthem is perfect for summer bashes.

15. "That's What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction

One Direction is not only for preteen girls, I swear! Listen to this song once and good luck getting it out of your head. Go ahead. Embrace your inner preteen. No one is judging.

16. "Part of Me" - Katy Perry

Katy Perry has a permanent spot on all summer playlists until the end of time, and this self-confidence-boosting anthem is perfect for the summer.

17. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding

This brit has taken the American charts by storm with this great dance tune.

18. "Where Have You Been" - Rihanna

A summer playlist wouldn't be complete without at least one Rihanna song.

19. "The Fighter" - Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

This song is not only a catchy tune, listen to the lyrics and it will fire you up to get out and work towards something!

20. Boyfriend- Justin Bieber

Get your summer SWAG on.

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Comments (1)
  1. Emily Smibert's profile

    Emily Smibert

    July 23rd, 2012 @16:22

    "Lightning" by The Wanted is also really great!!

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