Top 10 Summer Country Songs

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10. Brad Paisley: 'Beat This Summer'

Country singer Brad Paisley
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"Enjoy summer while it lasts." That's essentially Brad Paisley's advice in this summer love song from his 2013 album "Wheelhouse." Slap it on a beach-bound playlist and you're well on your way to Margaritaville.

Summer Song Lyric: ​​"The taste of your kiss is so bittersweet / I ain't gonna beat, no way I'm gonna beat this summer with you."

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9. Phil Vassar: 'Six-Pack Summer'

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Phil Vassar forecasts good times when warm weather arrives in this hit from his 2000 self-titled debut album. If you haven't broken out the barbecue-- or started stocking the beer cooler -- this song offers plenty of inspiration.

Summer Song Lyric: "Got the ultra-ray, wraparound sunglass vision / Got the sails up, iced down, a cool ambition /Just to relax and let the six-pack summer roll."

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8. Tim McGraw: 'Hey Now'

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Tim McGraw keeps the party going in this stellar cut from 2012's "Emotional Traffic." Although summer isn't technically mentioned in the lyrics, you can still feel the sunshine streaming out of every note.

Summer Song Lyric: "And I said, Hey now / It don't seem that late now / I thought the party was windin' down / Hey now, look what I just found."

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7. Toby Keith: 'Stays In Mexico'

Country singer Toby Keith
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Toby Keith's "Stays In Mexico" from 2004 tells the story of a guy named Steve and a girl named Gina who hook up in Mexico. "Have fun now, but be careful later," he warns. Loose lips sink ships, and a summertime romance can lead to divorce papers.

Summer Song Lyric: "They walked down to the beach and started drinking again / Jumped into the ocean for a dirty swim / One more margarita they were falling in love / One more is never enough."

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6. Alan Jackson: 'Summertime Blues'

Country singer Alan Jackson
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Alan Jackson raises a fuss and a holler in this countrified take on Eddie Cochran's rockabilly classic "Summertime Blues" from 1994. You'll think it was an original if you didn't know better.

Summer Song Lyric: "Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do / 'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues."

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5. Kenny Chesney: 'Summertime'

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Kenny Chesney is the master of summertime country. In 2005 he dispensed the aptly titled warm-weather track "Summertime." It's one of Chesney's best.

Summer Song Lyric: ​"Bikini bottoms underneath / But the boys' hearts still skip a beat / When them girls shimmy off / Them old cutoffs."

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4. Clint Black: 'Summer's Comin' '

Country singer Clint Black
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Clint Black can't wait to unplug and relax come June, and a less-than-lovely job means those summer months and weekends have come just in time, as brought to mind in this song from 1994.

Summer Song Lyric: "With her makin' that tan in the broad daylight / And every night is a Saturday night / And everything's right with the summer comin'.'"

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3. Jake Owen: 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night'

Country singer Jake Owen
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Warm summer nights are Jake Owen's preferred milieu in this blockbuster single from 2011. Kick off your shoes and crank up the volume for some boot-stomping good times.

Summer Song Lyric: ​"A full moon shinin' bright / Edge of the water, we were feelin' alright / Back down a country road / The girls are always hot, and the beer is ice cold."

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2. Rascal Flatts: 'Summer Nights'

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Rascal Flatts rev up the crowd for summertime fun on this tune with an arena-rock feel that appears on their 2009 album "Unstoppable." Bikini tops, soft sand and call-and-response get the nighttime action started.

Summer Song Lyric: ​"Summer nights, everybody, are you with me? / Let that Igloo cooler mark your piece of paradise / Summer nights, everybody’s feeling sexy / Holler if you’re ready for some summer nights."

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1. Zac Brown Band: 'Toes'

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The Zac Brown Band is used to praising white sands and emerald seas. This 2008 ​ode to spending leisure time down South -- whether it's Mexico or Georgia -- is a great addition to any summertime mix.

Summer Song Lyric:  "I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand / Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand / Life is good today / Life is good today."