Just a few months ago, we were saying this was the Summer of the Sax.

But Carson brought up a good point the other day.

Lately there’s a ton of songs using a whistling hook, so we’re officially dubbing this the latest and greatest trend of 2011.

Do you think it’s because almost everyone can whistle? Does it remind you of an easy, breezy, laid back summer?

Regardless of the reason, we here at AMP Radio are loving this fad, so we’re counting down our favorite songs that get us in the groove with a simple whistle!

5. “Regulate” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Warren G[/lastfm] feat. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nate Dogg[/lastfm]

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It’s an oldie but goodie and we dare you to not chime in whenever you hear this one come on the radio!

4. “It Girl” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Derulo[/lastfm]

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We’re not playing this one on AMP yet, but who doesn’t love a little [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Derulo[/lastfm]?

(Yes, we just sung his name aloud too.)

Do you think this one is catchy enough to become a hit?

3. “Pumped Up Kicks” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foster The People[/lastfm]

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foster The People[/lastfm] has gone from a small, local band to full-on rock stars with this breakout hit.

Does their whistling hook make you pump up your kicks?

2. “I Wanna Go” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]

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Leave it to Brit Brit to jump on this trend while it’s still hot!

This is arguably one of our favorite songs of the summer because it always makes want to hit the dance floor.

1. “Moves Like Jagger” — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] feat. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm]

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adam Levine[/lastfm] and his [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] crew really outdid themselves with their latest single.

And if you ask us, it’s the whistling that takes this song to the next level. How can you not join in?

It also helps that Mr. Levine goes shirtless in the music video!

  • What’s your favorite AMP whistling song? Did we miss any good ones? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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