HitFix’s Summer Music Preview: Your guide for the best songs, tours and festivals

Today, HitFix launches our comprehensive 2014 Summer Music Preview, a guide of the top summer songs, the biggest tours and the hottest festivals during the warmest months of the year.

Our 2014 Top Summer Songs countdown has more than 20 ascending hits from artists like Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Luke Bryan, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Porter Robinson and Katy Perry.

The Hottest Summer Tours rundown is your clickable guide to the biggest concerts, coming to a venue near you. Will Eminem and Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Nine Inch Nails or Lady Gaga hit your city?

Music Festivals are part of any music-lovers' calendar, so we've listed the 10 events you should know for your planning purposes, with stops at Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Firefly and beyond.

And if you're filling up a playlist of tunes to keep anybody happy poolside, give a listen to our extensive All Time Summer Songs section for lasting jams. Can we get a Hey Ya from all our California Gurls and Boys of Summer who are Gonna Go My Way, a Sweet Escape when School's Out to Rockaway Beach in the Summertime?!

If you can't get enough of more summer entertainment, check out HitFix's 2014 Summer Movies Preview guide.

Click the pic below to launch the Summer Music Preview — and maybe throw on some shorts.