20 essential songs of summer, featuring Cardi B, Ariana Grande and more

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“High Horse” – Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves is taking over the reins of the country-pop scene now that Taylor Swift has moved up to full-blown pop star, and “High Horse” was her most genre-bending song yet. The single was a fun, floaty disco-inspired track, and Kacey’s country twang was the perfect contrast for the folky-disco sound of the beat.

Besides pulling some major ’70s diva looks in the music video, Kacey put out the perfect song for those summer nights with your girlfriends where you can’t be bothered by those people who think they’re better than everyone else. Whether it’s a man who’s getting too close to you or that girl who always tries to steal your shine, Kacey’s song is all about being the bigger person and ignoring those people up on their high horses.