Summer Music Jams

Summer Music Jams

Alayna Kelly

Looking for summer songs to add to your playlist? Here are our top 15 summer jams that are perfect for an afternoon by the poolside, a rooftop event, a day at the beach, a road trip, or that long run after work. Enjoy!

  1. Summer Breeze - Seals & CroftsA quintessential summer song for all playlists.
  2. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature - Reminds me of summers in Chicago. A perfect song for that summertime rooftop get together.
  3. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Bruce SpringsteenBecause you can't have a summertime playlist without the Boss.
  4. Put a Light On - GenerationalsMy go-to song for summer road trips.
  5. Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - A tried and true party starter.
  6. Wild Night - Van MorrisonGuaranteed to be on the setlist for any summertime cover band.
  7. Dreamlover - Mariah CareyMy husband's favorite song for relaxing at the beach, so I had to include it here.
  8. Smooth Sailin' - Leon BridgesI can't help but dance when I hear this song.
  9. Elevate - St. LuciaInstantly makes me want to wear a tropical shirt while enjoying an equally tropical frozen drink.
  10. How Bizarre - OMCBrings be back to the summer of 1997. If only I could find my jelly shoes and tamagotchi...
  11. Classic - The Knocks (feat. Powers) - A new spin on that summertime romance song.
  12. Biggest Part of Me - AmbrosiaBecause flowy hair and melodic harmonies scream summer to me.
  13. I Got U - Duke Dumont (feat. Jax Jones) - Two words: Steel Drums. And the Whitney Houston sampling doesn't hurt either.
  14. Ride Wit Me - Nelly (feat. St. Lunatics) - Another summertime party favorite from Nelly's debut album.
  15. Pink Houses - John MellencampAlways included on my Fourth of July playlist.


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