The 3.5 | Summer Songs!

Anyone who lives in Minnesota and has been outside will tell you the weather is fan-freakin’-tastic today. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the sunglasses are on. And even though it’s only May, today has the feel of a Saturday in July. In honor of today’s picturesque day, our 3.5 today is the top 3.5 songs of summer. And in my opinion, there is no better summer music than Country.

Country to me has always been what I refer to as “Freedom Music”. Not only are several of the songs very Patriotic, but they exude a feeling of emotional freedom as well. Country isn’t tied down by the restraints of money or social status. Country is about appreciating the simpler things in life and doing what makes you happy. Living with your heart and not with your head. With sunny harmonies, laid back lyrics, and a good time attitude nothing gets me in the mood to lay out on a lawn chair with a beer in my hand, or do a back flip off a dock (or try to anyway) into the cool waves of a crystal clear Minnesota lake. Imagine the rays of the sun beating down on you as you listen to these songs and notice how you may get juuuuussstttt a little bit thirsty.

3.5 | Summer Songs

3. Zac Brown Band – Toes

How can you not love a song about sitting in a lawn chair, on a beach, drinking a beer? The attitude of this song basically says, “I just need to escape to paradise.” For some people, that paradise is on a beach in the Caribbean, for others it’s an inflatable pool and a cooler of cold Coronas. Regardless of what your personal paradise is, throw on this song, close your eyes, and let your worries melt away.

2. Gloriana – Wild At Heart

Every time I hear this song I imagine myself at the lake surrounded by people enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon. I see kids splashing and playing and living without a care or inhibition in the world. This quartet really brings to life that human desire to shed your responsibilities and just have fun!

1. Phil Vassar – Six-Pack Summer

Pretty obvious why this is our Number 1 Summer song, the word Summer is right in the title. This song is about freeing yourself from the tyranny of winter. “Winter sure was cold and miserable; couped up, shut down, baby it was pitiful” is one of my favorite lyrics in any song because I can identify with that sentiment so clearly. Especially after one of the harshest, snowiest winters we’ve had in a long time I think all of Minnesota deserves to crack a cold one and enjoy the sun. After all, NO ONE appreciates summer like Minnesotans.

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Some other great songs for your Summer Play-list:

Tim McGraw – Felt Good On My Lips
Luke Bryan – Take My Drunk A** Home
Kenny Chesney – Summertime
Jerrod Niemann – Lover, Lover
Billy Currington – Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer
Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance
Josh Thompson – Blame It On Waylon
Zac Brown Band – Free
Eric Church – Love Your Love The Most
Dierks Bentley – Free And Easy
Billy Currington – People Are Crazy

Cheers!

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