Top summer songs

Grease – “Summer Nights”
This iconic musical number is synonymous with summer love, as well as the differing male and female perspectives on love.

Don Henley – Boys of Summer
A somber, yet uplifting reflection on the final days of summer and the memories we all carry with us for the rest of our lives.


The Surfaris – Wipeout
The most well-known drum solo of all-time, trust me, I play drums and EVERYONE asks if I can play this. It’s the perfect song for surfing or just dancing it out!

Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
It’s time to rock out and remember high school!!

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
This one was a shoo-in! A summer without some Beach Boys is no summer at all!


Sheryl Crow – I Wanna Soak Up the Sun
Sheryl Crow writes some great songs about having a good time, and her summertime anthem is no different.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Summertime
The summer is a great time to just relax and hang out with your friends, and few songs are as perfect for that as Summertime.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Summertime
This song isn’t quite the fun summer vibe of most of this list, but I love it, and it has a place in summertime relaxing for sure.


Alice Cooper – School’s Out
While most adults don’t get the summer off, we can all remember how great it was to feel the way they do in this song!

Nat King Cole – Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
Who doesn’t love thisone?? It’s like a Christmas carol for summer!

The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk
This romantic little ditty is disturbing if you think about it too much, but it is an essential part of summer listening. I can’t believe my parents used to play it on car trips when I was little though…


The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City
A groovy ‘60s ode to summer, this hot tune will have you reaching for the ice water!

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