A good summer playlist is crucial, setting the stage for how your summer will turn out and the soundtracks forever associated with the memories you will make. There are plenty of songs that are summertime staples, songs referencing the summer and of course just all-around feel good songs that will pump you up and prepare you to make the most out the this sunny season.
To achieve a mix tape fill to your playlist make sure to include a variety of genres. Sprinkle in songs spanning multiple decades to keep things interesting. An its important to balance out the pepped up party music with some slower songs or ballads.
This is a classic that everyone know the words to and makes for one the cheesiest couple duets.
Perfect to pep you up and get moving on the mornings after those long summer nights.
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Like lyrics to the song describing summer activities, it’s perfect for hanging at barbecues and chilling in general.
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
We can all relate to the stick heat of summertime in a city. The lyrics and bead make this classic a great addition to the list.
Island In The Sun – Weezer
The slow, rhythmic beats and catchy backup vocals make this dreamy summer song.
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
A catchy song with a great beat, full of hilarious, awkward teen angst, is perfect.
Steal My Sunshine – Len
A hook you’ll get stuck in your head and lyrics full of summertime activities.
Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
Shake your nerves and get pumped up before heading out for the night with this groovy jam.
Hot In Herre- Nelly
A song about getting hot and taking off your clothes? Summer gold
Boys of Summer – Don Henley
A slower tune that is haunting about recalling previous summers.
California Gurls – Katy Perry
A love letter to Cali with all the things we love about warm weather and good times.
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
This oldie is great a great Beatles classic.
Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow
Follow the advice given, lighten up and catch soak in some rays.
The Drifters: “Under the Boardwalk”
Fun beat, amazing vocals and telling a sweet love story, this oldie is a summer goodie.
“I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas
Make every summer night a good night. Great to jam out to while you’re getting ready or in the car on your way somewhere awesome.
Enjoy your tunes and the sun and make sure to spur up the feeling of having a good, good, summer.