6. “Southbound” by Carrie Underwood
“Southbound” was the summer anthem of the year and is by award-winning artist Carrie Underwood. This song was the third single from Underwood’s sixth studio album, Cry Pretty. “Southbound” plays to Carrie’s strengths with her fun and energetic songwriting style. This song fully embodies the summer spirit and encourages us all to live in the Southern state of mind while having a good time no matter where we are (even if the best place is on the water).