It’s summertime! What better way to celebrate than by getting your friends together, grabbing some frozen treats, and crafting a playlist for the best summer ever?
Whether you’re hosting a party on the beach or just hanging out with your besties in your living room, these songs will be perfect for setting the mood. So break out that Spotify account and get started – this is going to be one awesome summer!
Take a Look at Our Top 15 Songs For Your New Summer Playlist!
1. Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
This song really takes me back to summertime in the early 90s, I loved this song then, and it still makes me smile now. Every time I hear this song I’m reminded of Tom Cruise in the car scene from “Jerry McGuire” singing his heart out! Good times, good times!
2. Here Comes The Sun By The Beatles
Here comes the sun Do Do Do Doo! You can’t go wrong with a classic, I think this is one of the best songs ever to hear in summer and I can’t get enough of it! If you haven’t heard this song before you’re missing out!
3. Good Times By Latch Key Kid
This song isn’t very well known, but it’s one of the summer jams for me. The lyrics are about reminiscing on summer fun and how things change as we get older, which makes this song perfect to listen to when you’re driving down a hot country road or laying out by the pool.
4. Kokomo By The Beach Boys
This is another summer classic that is guaranteed to make you feel summery. The song was originally released in 1988 but its popularity has not decreased at all over the years, making it a timeless summer tune. It’s one of those songs where everyone knows every word and can sing along with ease, which makes it perfect for summer road trips or gatherings.
5. It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere
By Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffet
It’s summertime, and it just feels like you need a drink. This is the perfect song to listen to while sipping on your favorite beverage & this fun summer anthem from these two iconic musicians will instantly have you feeling relaxed all over again.
6. Summer of 69′ By Bryan Adams
This song has summer written all over it, from the guitar riff to the lyrics that makes this a classic summer song and an anthem for those who like their memories warm.
7. The Power of Love
By Huey Lewis and The News
The summer of 1985 is when “Huey Lewis and The News” released their single, The Power of Love, which was right in the beginning of summer and was featured in the 1985 Blockbuster Film “Back To The Future”. This song has become an instant summer anthem for anyone who grew up during this decade and It’s easy to hear why people find it so memorable.
8. Footloose By Kenny Loggins
This song is a summer anthem that was the title track of…you guessed it “Footloose”. It’s the perfect song to blast on your car stereo while driving down the highway with friends and family. This song brings summer memories back to you like it’s yesterday.
9. You Shook Me All Night Long By AC/DC
This hard hitting classic makes the perfect addition to your summer playlist. It is a hit that everyone knows the lyrics to and it is impossible to not get excited when you hear that opening riff. The summertime vibe on this song provides a perfect backdrop for any summer BBQ or pool party, and the lyrics are about celebrating life no matter how hard times may be.
10. Million Miles Away By The Offspring
This song hit’s close to home for me. Growing up as a teenager in the 00’s this was always my the anthem to my summer’s beginning. It meant that school was out and it was time to enjoy the summer with my family and friends.
11. Should I Stay or Should I Go
By The Clash
The catchy classic is perfect for those drives on summer road trips, or just for listening to while at the beach. The song brings out the summer spirit in all of us and is easy to sing along too.
12. Don’t Stop Believen By Journey
What can I say about this song that everybody doesn’t already know? I mean come on IT’S JOURNEY! You can’t have a summer playlist without this song. The intro is what pulls you in, the guitar riff that starts off light before it gets heavy and then builds up to a powerful crescendo of sound with Steve Perry’s vocals crashing over everything else.
13. I Ran ( So Far Away )
By A Flock of Seagulls
This song reminds me of summer because of it’s summery lyrics and upbeat tempo. It’s a perfect summer song because it’s an upbeat tempo feel good pop rock song that takes you back to the summer of ’83 with its analog synth sounds and infectious beat! This is one of my favorite songs!
14. 99 Red Balloons By Goldfinger
The summer classic is a summer playlist favorite. There are so many summer memories to be had with this song, the lyrics of this song is about being in love and how you’ll always care even if they’re far away, which can make you think back on summer romance.
15. ( I’ve Had ) The Time of My Life
By Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
What would a summer playlist be without this classic end of summer song? You can’t go wrong with this song. From summer weddings to summer parties, it’s the perfect summer backdrop for your playlist and It also has an iconic movie scene that makes it even more fun!
Well there you have it, our Top 15 summer playlist favorites for the summer!
Remember, the best songs for your summer playlist are the ones that have memories attached to them, like ” The Power of Love ” and ” (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. ” These two classics will help you create a summer soundtrack full of fun beats and great memories!