Dilemma - Nelly
Dilemma, ft Kelly Rowland is a hit single from Nelly's 2002 album "Nellyville". This song was a number 1 hit across the world and it is certainly a deserving one. Anything produced by Nelly back in the early 2000s seemed to be a hit and this is one of them. Certainly a must have.
Geronimo - Sheppard
"Geronimooooooo!" There is something about this song that never fails to put me in a good mood. Its definitely one that makes you want to get up and dance. If you have heard of this one go listen to it here on youtube because I know it will have you saying Geronimo.
Hot in Herre - Nelly
Okay, I don't want to over do it with the Nelly, so this will be the last one, but like I said above, anything from Nelly is a hit. I personally prefer this one over Dilemma but both are good for a little throwback.
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice Baby is the real deal, I can rap every part of this song it is so catchy. This one kind of stands out in the list because its more rap than pop but I definitely felt it deserved a mention in this list.
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
I gave this song a shout out in my first list but it is too good not to get its own shout out here. Also a number one hit around the globe, Shaggy and Rikrok nailed this one. I guarantee if you play this one for your friends no one will complain. This is one of those songs that when Shaggy starts singing you can't help but try and keep up and sing along.
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
I love this song. There's something about the trumpets in this song, and once they get going the blood starts pumping'. Lou Bega's remix version of Mambo No. 5 is a hit no doubt. Whenever I play this one there are always a couple people who ask me what the name of the song is because they remember it being a hit on the radio.
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
JT's rise to fame came when he was a member of the successful boy band NSYNC but in my opinion his best work has come since he's been a solo artist. He has produced great songs like "Rock Your Body", "Mirrors" and "Take Back the Night", just to name a few. However Sexy Back is definitely my favourite and thats why it made this list.
Shut up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
This is a very new song having only been released in the fall of 2014. It is just beginning to gain popularity on the radio and its definitely not one you should over look. I chose this one because it is one of few good new songs as of lately and will be a good one for the summer of 2015.
Summer - Calvin Harris
Speaking of summer, how about Summer by Calvin Harris. This is a great song for late summer nights, car rides or pump up before a game. Summer and "Feel so Close" are my two favourite songs from Calvin Harris and if you're looking for some good upbeat music, this is one for you.
Waves - Mr. Probz
This one might be one of the more unpopular ones on this list but one that I certainly recommend. It is a great song with a great beat and great simple lyrics and one I think you'll enjoy. These last three on this list go great together to start a good summer upbeat, pump up playlist. Hmm... maybe an upbeat summer playlist is the next article I should share!
These are just some of my favourite songs. I listen and enjoy many genres of music, new and old. Hope you enjoy these picks, more to come soon. Make sure you check out both my lists!