Summer is here, which calls for upbeat, catchy party songs. Here are 10 songs that are a “must have” on your summer playlist.
Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX
This sassy party anthem is sure to be on the list for all summer parties. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is just coming on the scene and is giving Nicki Minaj a run for the rap queen. Charli XCX’s catchy chorus paired with Iggy’s edgy, low register voice makes this song a hit.
Birthday – Katy Perry
Even though it may not be your birthday, Katy Perry certainly makes you feel like it is. Perry makes another hit with “Birthday” using her signature catchy hook and pop driven beats. It reminds us of her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and its accompanied video is just as fun if not better.
Problem – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
Ariana is the new “it girl.” She is a refreshing voice and her vocal range makes the song catchy. With the help of hit writers Savan Kotecha and Max Martin, this song’s hook makes it a keeper for the summer. Vocal contributions from Big Sean and Iggy Azalea’s rap give the perfect mix of voices to make it an instant sing-along.
Latch – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
Powered by vocals from the soulful Sam Smith, a British vocalist who is rising to the scene , “Latch” made the list because of its electronic fueled carried by synthesizers makes for a pulsing sound before a fulfilling drop of the beat.
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Production and background vocals from Pharell, “Sing” has a secret weapon. Pharell had “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” that were top songs of the summer 2013, so his work with Sheeran could have only been just as good if not better. “Sing” has fast rhymes and lots of guitar that are characteristic of Sheeran, but also has some cool production and a very singable melody that gets stuck in our heads instantly.
Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz
This song is just coming on the radio, fueled by a cover that was performed on The Voice finale. This is catchy and great for parties or a summer barbeque.
I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers
The band has Jack Antonoff from the band ‘fun.’ The indie pop group only has two singles out now, but this first single has the makings of a feel good song. It is fast and full of energy with its rhythmic drumbeat carrying throughout.
Habits – Tove Lo
While this song talks about drinking, getting high, binge eating and passing out afterwards as a means deal with sadness, its strong and catchy hook paired with a constant pop beat make whatever she’s singing about seem totally fun.
Wiggle – Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
This catchy song that follows his spring hit “Talk Dirty To Me.” Though the meaning and the lyrics that sing about embracing the curvy nature of women’s butts can be taken many ways, no one can deny that the song is a hit. With a whistle or recorder playing a tune over a party beat, this is a great party dance floor song.
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil John
It has been a big song for a while but its catchiness still is has not died. Its electronic beats and the perfect timing and use of drops leaves listeners satisfied, unlike the SNL short, “When Will The Bass Drop?”. When you listen to this song, you can’t help but joining in with the chorus, “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT!” The music video is also pretty funny.