During these sweltering summer days and uncertain times in our community, something we can all agree on is the need for an uplifting outlet to motivate us to succeed, and jammin’ good music to lift our spirits. We’ve rounded up a plethora of toe-tappin’ tunes you can add to your playlist and rock out whether you’re by the pool or staying safe at home. These songs will have you singing along – but don’t forget your mask!
KC and The Sunshine Band – “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”
Legendary dance music band, KC & The Sunshine Band dropped their interpretation of Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love In Your Heart,” filled to the brim with positivity and hope for listeners.
Avenue Beat – “F2020”
Pop trio, Avenue Beat finally released their viral single, “F2020,” the highly anticipated song that garnered over 12.4 million views on Tik Tok. The band reminisces on the unfortunate events that made the year 2020 less than ideal.
Amanda Kate – “Healing When I Ride”
West Coast country starlet, Amanda Kate released her latest single in remembrance of her mother, a fellow avid rider and inspiration for the country artist. Amanda guides listeners through her healing journey in the song.
Amy Jack – “If Not For Friends”
Amy Jack’s summer anthem, “If Not For Friends” reminds us to keep our friends and loved ones close during hardships. Paired with a punchy backbeat and electric riffs, be sure to make room on your summer playlist for this song.
Bailey Hefley – “Forever 20 Something”
Bailey Hefley, known for her clever lyrics and Taylor Swift-esque vocals, released “Forever 20 Something,” an anthem for all young people navigating the successes and struggles of their 20’s.
Brandon Stansell – “Wide Awake”
Brandon Stansell released a new track, “Wide Awake” on his latest EP, Hurt People, sharing a different narrative from many breakup songs, filled with emotion and heartbreak, with a glimpse of hope.
Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
The king of summer anthems is back with yet another, “One Margarita.” Recently topping Country Airplay Charts at No. 1, it’s safe to say that Bryan nailed yet another song of the season.
Caroline Romano – “I Still Remember”
Rising pop star, Caroline Romano just released new single, “I Still Remember,” remixed by dance chart topper, R3HAB. Watch Romano’s Black Mirror-esque music video above.
Chris Tomlin, Brett Young, Cassadee Pope – “Be The Moon”
Chris Tomlin teams up with country crooners Brett Young and Cassadee Pope for a twangy worship song in “Be The Moon.” The song is featured on Tomlin’s anticipated album with a plethora of country stars, Chris Tomlin & Friends, dropping July 31.
Cole Swindell – “Single Saturday Night”
Cole Swindell, known for his heartfelt lyrics and catchy riffs, just released “Single Saturday Night,” reminiscing on summer nights’ past, going out with friends and feeling the rush of excitement meeting someone new.
Jon Wolfe – “Feels Like Country Music”
Jon Wolfe’s classic country sound is perfect for rolling the windows down and singing at the top of your lungs on backroads. Wolfe makes us miss Honky Tonk bar hopping.
Levi Hummon – “Rock and Roses”
“Rocks and Roses” reminds us of the loss of summer loves. The poppy ballad explores the story of modern love, with each verse speaking to Millennials navigating the new standards for love.
Gone West – “Slow Down”
Gone West marries the West Coast vibe with Nashville in new album, Canyons, and “Slow Down” is no exception.
Lost Saints – “We Don’t Fight”
Fresh faced country music trio, Lost Saints just released their debut single, “We Don’t Fight,” exploring the mixed emotions behind a breakup and coming to the realization that the tallies of the wins and losses in the relationship no longer matter after the split.
We The Kingdom – “Child of Love”
Twangy worship band, We The Kingdom just released latest single, “Child of Love” as they gear up to release their new album. The song has a disco-pop sound and makes for a unique song.
Russell Dickerson – “Love You Like I Used To”
Father-to-be, Russell Dickerson released yet another heartfelt song dedicated to his wife as the couple explores the excitement of having their first child together.
Madysyn – “Girlfriend”
YouTube star, Madysyn tells the story of the all-too-familiar modern love story of two people who are in love, but not ready to fully commit to each other.
Liddy Clark – “New Rules”
Liddy Clark released her cover of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” to raise awareness for gender imbalance in music. Check out the music video above.