Summer Music Jams
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!
- Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts - A quintessential summer song for all playlists.
- Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature - Reminds me of summers in Chicago. A perfect song for that summertime rooftop get together.
- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) - Bruce Springsteen - Because you can't have a summertime playlist without the Boss.
- Put a Light On - Generationals - My go-to song for summer road trips.
- Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - A tried and true party starter.
- Wild Night - Van Morrison - Guaranteed to be on the setlist for any summertime cover band.
- Dreamlover - Mariah Carey - My husband's favorite song for relaxing at the beach, so I had to include it here.
- Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges - I can't help but dance when I hear this song.
- Elevate - St. Lucia - Instantly makes me want to wear a tropical shirt while enjoying an equally tropical frozen drink.
- How Bizarre - OMC - Brings be back to the summer of 1997. If only I could find my jelly shoes and tamagotchi...
- Classic - The Knocks (feat. Powers) - A new spin on that summertime romance song.
- Biggest Part of Me - Ambrosia - Because flowy hair and melodic harmonies scream summer to me.
- I Got U - Duke Dumont (feat. Jax Jones) - Two words: Steel Drums. And the Whitney Houston sampling doesn't hurt either.
- Ride Wit Me - Nelly (feat. St. Lunatics) - Another summertime party favorite from Nelly's debut album.
- Pink Houses - John Mellencamp - Always included on my Fourth of July playlist.