TOP TEN: One Summery Summary

Four reasons to love the season.

Four reasons to love the season.

With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, the unofficial start of summer has begun. It’s time to get out the swimsuit, the shades and the sunblock, because looking like a lobster is so not in style (unless, of course, you are a lobster, but then you wouldn’t be at a computer reading this.) Summer may be about fashion and fitness, but it’s also a season of great music. The turnover on my list has been pretty striking from week-to-week recently, as those summer song contenders make themselves known, but it appears a dominant “summer” title song won’t be around on pop radio this year. (You’ll have to go to the country chart for that one.)

We’ve handled topics about summer songs before: national hits from past decades, radio races, etc. However, I haven’t covered a countdown of the top “summer” hits from my own personal chart. After all, the results of my top ten songs are different from the usual set of classics. A lot of these songs came and went, some without much life at all, but it’s still nice to give them a spin or two. So, if you’re ready for some vacation vibes, jump into this pop pool with some splashy stats from my survey:

(List is based on total chart points during the full run of each song.)

10. JESSIE JAMES, “Boys In The Summer” (2010)
Album: (single only) (Mercury Records)
Peak: #27

09. SEALS & CROFTS, “Summer Breeze ’04” (2004)
Album: (single only) (Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #27

08. JON MCLAUGHLIN featuring SARA BAREILLES, “Summer Is Over” (2012)
Album: Promising Promises (Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #23 for two weeks

07. MATTHEW MORRISON, “Summer Rain” (2011)
Album: Matthew Morrison (Mercury Records)
Peak: #18 for two weeks

06. THE CORRS, “Summer Sunshine” (2004)
Album: Borrowed Heaven (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #13 for three weeks

05. AEROSMITH, “Girls Of Summer” (2002)
Album: O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (Columbia/Geffen Records)
Peak: #9

04. MATT NATHANSON, “Gold In The Summertime” (2015)
Album: Show Me Your Fangs (Vanguard Records)
Peak: #9 for three weeks

03. KID ROCK, “All Summer Long” (2008)
Album: Rock N Roll Jesus (Atlantic Records)
Peak: #8

02. MAROON 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt…” (2015)
Album: V (reissue) (Interscope Records)
Peak: #5

01. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, “Summertime” (2008)
Album: The Block (Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

Have any older summer favorites? Still madly in love with the boys of NKOTB? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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