It’s summer, and basically, I can’t be found anywhere without my earbuds or car radio. So, that’s what today’s post will focus on: the charttopping hits I can’t help but sing along to.
In chronological order of when I started listening to the song…
1) “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX
The TFIOS hit is catchy and makes me want to get up and dance (which I almost did in the theater!)
2) “All of the Stars” by Ed Sheeran
From a previous post, you all should know how much I’ve loved this TFIOS ballad. In fact, I was the only one in the theater who stayed until the very end of the credits, just to hear the Ed song in entirety.
3) “One” by Ed Sheeran
Another Ed hit, this one from his newly released album ‘x’ (pronounced: multiply). I love Ed’s ballads. It’s so beautiful, and as the dancer I grew up as, I just want to choreograph a lyrical number to it.
4) “Classic” by MKTO
This song is taking over the radio waves all summer long, and I’m loving it! It’s that perfect summer song for driving around town. (Not to mention, I remember the lead singer back from his Disney days… Oh, how times have changed.)
5) “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Another radio hit, 5SOS nailed it with the perfect summer jam. I mean, I saw them on tour last year with One Direction, and knew they had chart-topping written all over them. And their debut album is set for release mid-July. Can’t wait.
6) “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
I hadn’t heard of this until ice dancer Charlie White danced to it (breathtaking!) on Dancing With the Stars, and now… I love it. The fam’s annoyed whenever I turn the radio up when I hear it, but oh well… It’s that good.
AND it’s inspired several covers including one by Jacquie Lee, from “The Voice.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AJy05n1wFI)
7) “All of Me” by John Legend
This sweet ballad is musically well-done. I can’t help but love it.
8) “Not a Bad Thing” by JT
Easily one of my go-to favorite summer radio hit! It’s so catchy.
9) “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato
I LOVE this song and what it stands for. I was at the gym listening to this song mid-workout when I started thinking how this Demi song is kind of like my life motto. About how I don’t really care about how others think of me, and not letting their perceptions cloud how I think of myself. (Plus, I’m like obsessed with Cher Lloyd’s hair in this video.)
10) “x” by Ed Sheeran
Yes, this is the whole album, but it’s so good. This summer, I’m especially loving “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “The Man,” among the genius tracks.
11) “Scarecrow” by Alex & Sierra (The X Factor winners!)
I voted for them on The X Factor, and now they’ve released their first single! I have to admit the vocals live (TODAY show) are much better than the iTunes track of it. But, it’s still good.
12) And no summer music playlist can be complete without… “Fancy” by I-G-G-Y Azalea
Not to mention her video is inspired by “Clueless,” a film I love, but it’s so catchy… You just want to sing along.
There’s my top hits of the summer. I’m sure many more are to come.