Songs for the Summer

We’ve made it to summer, and there’s only one more thing to do: party and have fun. However, a party isn’t the same without music. We have looked at a lot of interesting music this past year, so let’s talk about some great songs for the summer. Since we live in a beach city, we have to have some beachy vibes. But first, we must congratulate our graduates with “Congratulations” by Post Malone. They are on to the next stage in life, and it is quite a big step.

The most obvious pick needed is obviously “Wipeout” by The Surfaris. I know we don’t catch too many big waves here, but it’s still an undoubtedly beachy song. Along with “Ocean Man” by Ween, “Surfin USA” by The Beach Boys, “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson, and “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray.

The fact we live really close to the beach, and it’s always decently warm enough to be outside, means we always have a few beach vibes or at least somewhere great to walk and just hang around outside. So of course, the list I give won’t be even remotely enough to last the summer, but it could help find some other songs you like that matches the vibe.

Summer is a time for chilling out and hanging on the beach. The songs that come to mind when I think of a beach day with friends are ones that really capture that happy-go-lucky feeling. Songs like “Walking On A Dream” by Empire of the sun, “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant, “Down Under” by Men At Work”, and “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.

Then, there are kind of beachy songs by bands that have numerous great songs that deserve mention. However, I’m going to point out some of the more underrated ones. These include “In Bloom” by Nirvana, “Sick Love” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, “San Tropez” by Pink Floyd, “Badfish” by Sublime, “Panama” by Van Halen.

Songs that will be more suited for the nighttime rides or just chilling in the night, include “One Night In The City” by DIO, “GONE, GONE/ THANK YOU” by Tyler The Creator, “Tokyo Drifting” by Glass Animals, “Chemical” by Post Malone, “3005” by Childish Gambino, and “The Eternal Summer” by The Strokes.

I always love songs that you can’t help but sing along to, so let’s have a couple of those. We will do “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G., “Psychosocial” by Slipknot, “Stronger” by Kanye West, “21 Questions” by 50 Cent, “Die Young” by Kesha, “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World, “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Temperature” by Nelly, “Zombie” by The Cranberries.

Then there’s those songs that won’t let you sit still. The second they come on, you know you’re going to end up grooving. These include songs like “Around The World” by Daft Punk, “Right Round” by Flo Rida, “The Less I Know The Better” by Tame Impala, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris.

And with an outstanding response from audiences of “The Super Mario Movie,” I got to say so far “Peaches” by Jack Black is likely to be love ballad of the summer. It took over the internet, it’s too catchy, and Jack Black dropped a music video for it that’s rounded up almost 30 million views.

But let’s not forget the top picks from the albums we have looked at this past year. There have been numerous songs from bands and singers I loved that I hadn’t heard before that I absolutely loved after hearing them. There are tons of music out there to listen to and enjoy. I hope y’all have a great summer and God bless.