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Songs of Summer


“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit

1. “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit

This dreamy new tune from the electric group Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, blends classical music and pop, creating a relaxing yet driving beat. Not only did it debut at number two on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Hot 100 charts in May, but it was the fastest-selling single of 2014 so far.


“Problem” by Ariana Grande  2. “Problem” by Ariana Grande

This new pop hit by actress, singer, and dancer Ariana Grande, with guest appearances from Iggy Azalea and Big Sean, hit the charts debuting at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 7. The up-tempo pop and R&B melody based on drums, saxophone loops, and trumpets helps to create an early-’60s mod feel.



“Beachin” by Jake Owen

3. “Beachin” by Jake Owen

This warm country tune makes you want to grab a cold drink and sit with your toes in the sand. Recorded by Jake Owen, “Beachin” sold over 406,000 copies in the U.S. as of May 2014.


“Drunk On A Plane” by Dierks Bentley 4. “Drunk On A plane” by Dierks Bentley

“Drunk On A Plane” is the latest single from Bentley’s Riser album. This hilarious new music video was just a taste of the relaxed bro-country tune. The album was inspired by the will to succeed and never give up.





“Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore

5. “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore

Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart with this single . The song’s unique blend of emo-pop and rock & roll creates a 90’s funk melody that you can’t get out of your head. The video follows the band members trying to beat various world records, such as collecting the most feathers in 30 seconds and the longest time spinning a record on your finger.


“Latch” by Disclosure

6. “Latch” by Disclosure

Guy and Howard Lawrence make up the British garage-house duo Disclosure. “Latch,” featuring Sam Smith, has a synthpop, deep house feel that just makes you want to dance.






“Let’s Get Lost” by G-Eazy

7. “Let’s Get Lost” by G-Eazy

This song, one of the first songs from G-eazy’s new album These Things Happen, is inspired by letting go of reality and living in the moment. With pre-sales skyrocketing, G-eazy has debuted at the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts.



“Man Of The Year” by ScHoolboy Q8. “Man Of The Year” by ScHoolboy Q

This endlessly catchy beat by ScHoolboy Q debuted at number seven on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs in late March. Q will also appear on the new soundtrack to the 2013 video game NBA Live 14.

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