By Elvis Duran
Everyone knows that summer is about lounging around the pool with your friends while enjoying tons of cocktails and eating fabulous BBQ! However, the most important thing you must have to enjoy your summer is an amazing play list to really set the mood. Here are my top five picks for the hottest songs of the summer:
1. Cher Lloyd “Want U Back”
Cher is already a huge artist in the UK where she placed third on the seventh season of “The X Factor”,but she is now starting to make her impact across the pond! Her song “Want U Back” is making some waves on the U.S. charts and definitely has the power to become her big crossover hit. It’s bubbly, fun, and just makes you want to mimic her sexy grunting noises by the end of the song! UH!
2. P!nk “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
P!nk is finally back in the game after becoming a new mom last year and guess what? She is back and better than ever! Her career has taken a new turn since her comeback in 2008 and I absolutely love her new sound. She is at the top of her game and this new single shows P!nk doing what she does best, rocking out without any regrets!
3. Pitbull feat. Shakira “Get it Started”
This song is muy caliente! Shakira and Pitbull are no strangers to “Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show”. We love them both and the two together have probably made my favorite song on this list. With a sick synth-pop club anthem, Shakira and Pitbull have a guaranteed hit on their hands!
4. The Wanted “Chasing the Sun”
The Wanted are very good friends of our show and actually came out to surprise me and perform at an event we had last month. Seeing The Wanted perform live reconfirms the talent and sex appeal (hello lady!) these boys have. With their second single, “Chasing the Sun”, we hear something different- an infectious Eurodance track, not yet heard on the US charts, that definitely confirms they will be sticking around for a while. These guys manage to show us not all boy bands are created equal.
5. Carly Rae Jepsen feat. Owl City “Good Time”
Now y’all thought my girl Carly Rae Jepsen was going to be a one hit wonder after the massive pop culture success of “Call Me Maybe” right? Wrong! If you thought this girl couldn’t pull off another hit then get ready to be surprisingly mistaken. This song takes both artists quirky talents and gets them out of their comfort zones to create one smooth pop sound destined to give Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City another number one hit! Now that’s how you have a “Good Time”!