You might say the hottest summer videos are “B”-rated: Beer, Bikinis and Boats. Sure, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson have nearly cornered the market, but we wanted to share the summer love so we dug a little deeper into the sand and came up with this list. In no particular order, here are the Top 20 Summer Party Videos! If you don’t see your favorite on the list, let us know by leaving a comment below!
You might be a redneck if you wear jeans to go boating… but who cares! You’ll want to be one if you get in on this party. Morgan and all his buddies are fishing, boating and drinking in this “floatin’ trailer park” at Percy Priest Lake near Nashville. Keep your eye out for Aaron Tippin on a wave runner and Blake Shelton (circa long hair) fishing off the dock. Don’t miss the final scene when Morgan channels a redneck Evel Knievel and drives a four-wheeler into the lake.
The band takes a break from bedazzled jeans and serious stares and turns this video over to the fans. Yeah! Shot in Pismo Beach, CA, the clip features some good time karaoke by the bonfire and a dune buggy on steroids. “Holler if you’re ready for some summer nights!”
“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” – Joe Nichols
Um, did someone forget to mention Joe Nichols’ grandma lives at the Playboy Mansion? Enough said.
With suntanned girls in cocktail dresses dancing poolside, this “buddies-drinking-too-much-beer” song takes a sophisticated spin. Shot on location in Miami, it’s not hard to believe that Kenny Chesney would throw the hottest pool party of all time.
“All Summer Long” – Kid Rock
This is summer Kid Rock style… an ungodly large gold chain and a whole lot of pole dancing. But when “Sweet Home Alabama” meets “Werewolves of London,” it can’t be all bad. This was his first country hit and it’s summertime after all, so just sing along and let that redneck freak flag fly.
A true classic, you’ll never see Alan Jackson having more fun than water skiing in his ripped-up jeans. How does he keep that cowboy hat on? I’m not sure if the best part is when he goes for a flip and doesn’t land it – ouch! – or when he’s tubing in his red boots. Either way, you can’t help but sing along.
Remember that cute little kid down the street who set up a lemonade stand one hot summer day? Um well, this is sort of like that… except in this video, 25 cents will get you a cold drink and some dirty dancing by the bonfire. You go, Jessie. “Boys look hotter in the summer!”
“Barefoot And Crazy” – Jack Ingram
I double dog dare you not to have your toes tapping by the end of this video. Filmed in Jack’s home state of Texas, there’s a party at Barton Springs and anyone with a bikini is invited.
Sure this easy breezy video has gorgeous sunsets and beautiful girls in grass skirts, but the part that will really make you smile is watching Kenny and Kracker dance. Shot in south Florida, it’s a No. 1 hit that gets into your head and makes you feel good all day long. Looks like the video was pulled from YouTube, but we still love the song!
Clint Black singing on the beach in his … um, is that a one-piece Speedo? Well, remember it’s the ‘90s. That’s a younger and much hairier Howie Mandel who’s scouring the beach for a beautiful blonde. And those famous faces under the wigs are a who’s who from Jay Leno to Dick Clark. You can also spot David Hasselhoff (can you say “Baywatch” glory days), as well as Black’s wife Lisa Hartman Black and ‘90s heartthrob Joey Lawrence.
Mix a summer episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” with an in-pool performance by Brad and his band and you get four minutes of fun. Well, except maybe for that poor guy who gets flung around like a rag doll from a giant excavator. Yikes! Brad’s back flip into the water is impressive. The shot of the hefty guy losing his drawers as he gets out of the water, not so much. Oh yeah, and don’t miss the guy knee boarding behind a horse.
“All I Want To Do” – Sugarland
Back in ’08 all Country fans wanted to do was sing along to this feel good ditty. And it’s still fun. Jennifer Nettles, an east coast native, almost looks like a California girl surfing the waves and dancing in her bikini. Another fun performance by Sugarland.
“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – Kenny Chesney
“It’s a way of life,” Kenny says of “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” So let your worries melt away as you listen to this mellow melody and kick back with Kenny in a chair on the beach. Looks like he and his friends are having a great time, and you will too.
What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico – and it’s a good thing since a man and woman – both married to other people – have a tequila fueled affair in this video. Seriously, how do you expect her to resist a guy in a rainbow-striped Speedo? Toby’s having too much fun singing about “things the devil himself wouldn’t do.”
Jacked up trucks four-wheeling in a muddy field and a bunch of shirtless guys in overalls – this is Alan Jackson’s heyday. He even manages to get in on a little mud wrestling…well, sort of. This early ‘90s hit will be a go-to summer song for years to come.
“Winter sure was miserable… it’s over and we owe it to ourselves to have a little fun,” Phil croons. And he does. Packed with shots of him playing in Nashville’s celebrity softball game, performing in concert and hanging with friends at the lake, Phil lives what he sings in his Barney Fife T-shirt. “Just relax and let the six-pack summer roll.”
“It’s A Summer Thing” – Troy Olsen
The debut video from this Arizona-bred cowboy proves there’s always room for a groovy new song celebrating the season. Shot in Apache Lake, AZ, the breathtaking backdrop is a departure from the beach settings of so many summer-theme videos. “So grab a cerveza and everyone raise ‘em, and let’s all give thanks for today.”
“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
Alan’s suntanned smile is hard to resist in this tropical treat. Not to mention a sing-along with the king of summer songs himself, Mr. Jimmy Buffet. Go ahead, pour yourself something tall and strong and start your Jamaican vacation right here!
When this redneck woman brings her twang to the beach, she shows those California girls who’s boss. Riding horses on the coast and playing carnival games on the boardwalk, Gretchen may not be blonde but she is a bombshell with six-pack abs to prove it.
Beer, Ice, Beer. The essential summer shopping list. Good ol’ boy “Flody Boatwood” is a legend in his own mind when he picks a winning lottery ticket and dreams of living the high life in a tropical paradise. In the end, Kid Rock comes to his rescue, he buys a case of beer, and everyone has a good time.