Top 10 High-Energy Summer Songs
Summer is all about flying -- that high-soaring, weightless feeling that only comes with the perfect fusion of sunny days, late nights, loud music and much-needed vacations. If you add to the mix a can of the new Red Bull Summer Edition -- a tropical fruit energy drink available only at 7-Eleven for a limited time -- you'll really be sky-high.
The following 10 summer songs manage to capture that energy with their upbeat, dynamic sounds. They'll have you jumping, singing and floating towards euphoria with their spirited beats and catchy lyrics.
Prepare yourself for takeoff. Our list of high-energy summer tunes will get you so pumped up they'll give you wings!
Is there any song more enthusiastic-sounding than Demi Lovato's 'Really Don't Care' feat. Cher Lloyd? It's all about attitude, and Demi's hard-hitting vocals deliver it! It's almost impossible not to sing along with the pop star at the very top of your lungs, because guess what, world? We really don't care!
5 Seconds of Summer bring the pop-punk spirit with their catchy hit 'She Looks So Perfect.' From the opening guitar riff to the anthemic “he-ey” chants throughout, ‘SLSP’ is a peppy love song that’ll have you jumping around in your own underwear to a mixtape from ’94 — or this song. Either works!
Jessie J’s newest single starts with a bang and ends with a bang — and pretty much bangs it out the whole way through, too. ‘Bang Bang,’ featuring fellow music superstars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, doesn’t let up for a second. The powerful vocals and jazzy tune will get your heart racing!
MKTO have a summer hit with their peppy pop tune ‘Classic.’ The duo’s infectious chorus will have you name-dropping music icons along with them over the snappy beat. It’s a feel-good song at its core, and we dare you to try not to grin when Tony sings, “Who can blame me, when I just wanna make you smile?”
Fifth Harmony’s summer jam ‘BO$$’ is one part jazz inspiration, two parts girl power and five Red Bulls-worth of energy. The verses might slow the song down a bit, but the break is short-lived. The clap loop is unforgiving (in the best way), and the attitude of the vocals is totally kickass.
This choice is pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ is a jumpin’ tune that has managed to excite listeners across generations. It's upbeat, happy (duh) and completely contagious. Just take a look at the music video — it gets everybody up and dancing!
Becky G’s ‘Shower’ is the kind of simple but heartfelt love song that every summer playlist needs. It’s sweet and romantic, and relatable to everyone who has experienced new-crush butterflies. That joyous feeling of liking someone so much that you sing about it in the shower is like a shot of energy right to the heart.
If you’ve been in a club or at a party this summer, you’ve probably danced to Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ feat. Sam Smith. Though Sam’s vocals and lyrics are a little melancholic, Disclosure’s high-energy beat combined with the falsetto chorus give it a next-level intensity.
‘Ain’t It Fun’ by Paramore is one of those songs about growing up that you sort of hate to love. The lyrics hit a little too close to home — growing up is pretty scary, after all — but the fun, upbeat package it’s presented in is just too catchy to ignore. The song meaning might be a tad frightening, but it sounds overall like a spirited anthem that demands to be sung!
Again, if you’ve been on a dance floor, you’ve likely broken it down to the slightly insane ‘Turn Down for What’ by DJ Snake & Lil Jon. It might be one of the weirdest dance hits of the last decade (and that’s not even taking the music video into consideration), but the stuttering beat contains some kind of magic that’ll get your blood flowing and your booty poppin’.