9. Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - 'Cruise' (remix)
Why we like it: It’s a simple song that doesn’t pretend to be about anything other than the single-minded, timeless pleasure of girl watching. Isn’t that what summer’s all about?
Burn out factor: Apparently none. The song stayed atop Billboard’s Country Songs for 22 weeks, longer than any other tune in the chart’s history, and is still getting play at Top 40.
Will we remember it 10 years from now? Yes. Even if Florida Georgia Line go down as a two-hit wonder (they’ve already scored another country hit with “Shine”), they will forever be associated with “Cruise” and the summer of 2013.
- Melinda Newman