California country crooner Jon Pardi has more than a few hit singles and hot tracks under his belt. His trademark blending of traditional country vocals and rock 'n' roll instrumentals has put Pardi at the forefront the genre's pack of rising stars.
The songs on The Boot's list of Top 5 Jon Pardi Songs range from dreamy, California-tinged hits such as "Heartache on the Dance Floor" to hard-rocking, honky-tonking tracks such as "Heartache Medication." Read on to see if your favorite made the list.
"Dirt on My Boots"From 'California Sunrise' (2016)
"Dirt on My Boots" earned Pardi his second No. 1 single, bringing his edgy country vibe to radio listeners. The track was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, originally with reportedly more of a hip-hop feel. Of course, Pardi made it his own, and "Dirt on My Boots" became a nominee for Single of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards.
"Head Over Boots"From 'California Sunrise' (2016)
As Pardi's first No. 1 single, "Head Over Boots" is arguably the song that introduced the world to Pardi and his ability to give traditional country music a new burst of modern energy. Written with veteran songwriter Luke Laird, "Head Over Boots" pulls young (and old) lovers out on the dance floor with its perfect mid-tempo hook and toe-tapping sound.
"What I Can't Put Down"From 'Write You a Song' (2014)
Guitar-laden and hard rocking, "What I Can't Put Down" is a barn-burner all about the things and people we gravitate to -- for better or worse. Written by Pardi along with Brice Long and Bart Butler, this track showcases Pardi's rebel rocker side; his style in the video reminds us of old-school Elvis Presley, complete with a couple swiveling hips and rubber legs.
"Heartache Medication"From 'Heartache Medication' (2019)
Heartache Medication's title track and lead single, "Heartache Medication" reminds Pardi of George Strait's "Fool Hearted Memory," he shared when the single was released. Pardi co-wrote the song with Natalie Hemby and Barry Dean, and the dance floor-ready fiddle line comes courtesy of CMA Musician of the Year winner Jenee Fleenor.
"Heartache on the Dance Floor"From 'California Sunrise' (2016)
Wrapped in California sunshine and romantic nostalgia, "Heartache on the Dance Floor" has Pardi dreaming about a girl he saw once and can't get out of his mind. Also written by Pardi alongside Long and Butler, "Heartache on the Dance Floor" is a perfect uptempo track for summer ... and for reminiscing on summer love.