Carly Rae Jepsen New Song is the Hit of the Summer


Carly Rae Jepsen has done it again. “Good Time,” a feel-good party song made with Owl City, has peaked at No. 18 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It’s almost as unbelievably catchy as “Call Me Maybe” and means that Jepsen is officially taking over summer 2012. 

The song is the first song off Owl City's next album, The Midsummer Station, and features a vintage photo of a crowded beach as cover art.

Who dominated the summer charts in years past? Here are the all the biggest summer hits since 2000. It’s interesting to see how music has evolved over the years, from funkier, rap-inspired hits to pure dance-pop driven by energetic beats.

Runner-ups: Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer’s “Give Me Everything”

2010 - Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”

Runner-ups: B.o.B ft. Haley Williams’ “Airplanes”

2009 - Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”

Runner-ups: Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow”

2008 - Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”

Runner-ups: Rihanna’s “Take a Bow”

2007 - Rihanna ft. Jay-Z “Umbrella”

Runner-up: Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry”

2006 - Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland’s “Promiscuous”

Runner-up: Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”

2005 - Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”

Runner-up: Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl”

2004 - Usher’s “Confessions, Pt. II”

Runner-up: Hoobastank’s “The Reason”

2003 - Béyonce ft. Jay-Z’s “Crazy in Love”

Runner-up: Lil’ Kim ft. 50 Cent’s “Magic Stick”

2002 - Nelly “Hot in Herre”

Runner-up: Eminem’s “Without Me”

2001 - Eve ft. Gwen Stefani’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”

Runner-up: Train’s “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”

2000 - Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”

Runner-up: N’Sync’s “It’s Gonna Be Me”