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.



2011 - LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”



The electro-rap duo delivers a fun, irresistible dance track with humor. We love how they don't take things too seriously.

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

2010 - Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”



Katy Perry, America’s go-to fun party gal, topped the charts with this sunny track in summer 2010. 

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

2009 - Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”



The Black Eyed Peas needs to reunite. Their second hit of summer 2009 ruled the charts for 14 consecutive weeks. 

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

2008 - Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”



Katy Perry is summer. 

Runner-ups: Rihanna’s “Take a Bow”

2007 - Rihanna ft. Jay-Z “Umbrella”



Despite its less-than-sunny subject, “Umbrella” was summer 2007’s beloved song. The “ella, ella, eh, eh, eh” hook made us want rain. 

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

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



This flirty back-and-forth between a girl and a guy at a club was irresistable.

Runner-up: Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”

2005 - Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”



Mariah Carey showcases her huge vocal range and power on this otherwise understated track.

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

2004 - Usher’s “Confessions, Pt. II”



We seriously loved R&B for a few years. “Burn” and “Yeah!” also made the top 10. 2004 was Usher’s summer. 

Runner-up: Hoobastank’s “The Reason”

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



Béyonce nailed her solo career debut with this sexy track about romantic infatuation. The classy horn riff in the chorus is the song’s signature. 

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

2002 - Nelly “Hot in Herre”



People took off all their clothes in 2002.

Runner-up: Eminem’s “Without Me”

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



Eve killed it with this jazz/pop/rap song. Gwen Stefani also began to show her skills as a solo artist.

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

2000 - Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”



“Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?”

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