Hot Enough For You? Set the Right Tone With Our Playlist of Summer Favorites

For our summer playlist, there are old classics and new favorites that will surely become classics – our guess is some of your favorites are in there, too.

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Summertime Playlist. Photo: Spotify

Summer is get-in-the-car-and-go time.

My husband and I love a good road trip anytime of the year, but especially . We create a playlist for everything and if there is one thing that must be on point, it is our Summer Playlist.

This is usually created at the beginning of the season and then throughout June, July, and August we add music to it. What I love about creating our list is adding a mixture of old and new songs. There are some old standbys that once you hear them you just know what time of year it is.

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Cruising To Some Summer Playlist Favorites. Photo: Wendylcmm At

Cruising to some summer sounds. Photo: wendylcmm at

Some Highlights of Our Playlist

When you hear “Summertime” by Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff, you know summer is officially here. In my opinion this song will forever be a summertime classic. 

I also love Lizzo’s “About Damn Time.” Such a fun song! And I can definitely see myself riding with the windows down and dancing. There is always a dance party in my car; my kids even get in on the fun. I’m pretty sure this one will be a staple in future playlists.

Samuel Jack “Feels Like Summer” gives you all the summer feels! Especially if you have a chance to catch the video! Definitely takes you back to your childhood days of playing outside, and doing all of the summer activities like roller skating down the street, using sidewalk chalk, dancing in the street, water fights, meeting up with friends and outside summer concerts!  

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Our Summer Playlist

We put our list in this handy Spotify playlist so you can click to play; or, put the list below into your favorite listing app.

  1. Lovely Day-Bill Withers
  2. Run The World (Girls)-Beyonce
  3. Summertime-Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff
  4. Walk this Way-Aerosmith
  5. About Damn Time-Lizzo (edited)
  6. Bam Bam-Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheehan
  7. American Woman-Lenny Kravitz
  8. As It Was-Harry Styles 
  9. Love’s Train-Silk Sonic
  10. Speechless-Dan + Shay
  11. There Goes My Everything-Kane Brown
  12. Come Together-The Beatles
  13. Beautiful-Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
  14. Hot Fun in the Summertime-Sly and the Family Stone
  15. Three Little Birds-Bob Marley
  16. Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)-Elton John & Dua Lipa
  17. Fantasy-Mariah (ft. ODB)
  18. Light My Fire-Sean Paul 
  19. Not Tonight (Ladies Night)-Lil Kim feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy, and Angie Martinez
  20. Sorry Not Sorry-Demi Levato 
  21. Lalala (Remix)-Y2K, bbno$, Enrique Iglesias & Carly Rae Jepsen
  22. Vacaciones-Luis Fonsi, Manuel Turizo
  23. Let Me Blow Your Mind-Eve ft Gwen Stefani 
  24. Industry Baby-Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
  25. First Class-Jack Harlow
  26. In Your Eyes-Snoh Aalegra 
  27. Drop It Low-Ester Dean

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Summer Songs Keep Us Going All Year long

Summer has a different vibe than other seasons; it is literally the best time of the year. Nothing is better than riding in the car listening to music, or sitting around and enjoying the weather outside. And later in the year when you hear those songs that made up your summer playlist, it all comes flooding back: the ease, the carefree days, even the scent of coconut sunscreen.

It’s so easy to enjoy your days when the sun is shining, kids are out of school, road tripping, or enjoying vacations. There is always something to do or somewhere to go to have fun and enjoy the sunshine and amazing weather. A great summer playlist to enjoy while being out and about makes it all the better.

I hope one of my favorite summer songs become yours, too!

Carissa R. Godbott is The Green Eyed Lady Blog, a Cleveland, Ohio-based lifestyle blog about parenting, motherhood, travel, product... More about Carissa Godbott