It’s summer time and there is nothing like kicking back at the water and enjoying good music. Whether you are at the beach or the lake this list of songs is sure to get you in a happy mood while you make new memories with those you care about. Uplifting music that will put a spell on ya!
1 Light My Fire – The Doors. Jim Morrison knew how to make a song sound dangerous and mysterious. And nobody did it like The Doors.
2 Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams. Reminds me of some of the “best days of my life”. I love this song!
3 Radar Love – Golden Earring. “Radio plays that forgotten song”, need I say more!?
4 A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles. Because The Beatles are awesome and have lots of feel-good music.
5 Poor Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard. The beach would not be complete without this classic jam!
6 Kokomo – Beach Boys. A great song with such a tropical island feel. This song just makes me happy.
7 We’re an American Band – Grand Funk. This one will have you singing along, “we’re coming to your town, we’ll help you party down”.
8 Girl Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper. Because every girl likes a little fun! This song is great on the beach or on the road!
9 Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf. This one will is a must-have on your road-trip! You’ll be wanting to hit the highway!
10 Miss You – Rolling Stones. A great summer anthem, rock meets disco meets harmonica.
11 Hot Blooded – Foreigner. “I gotta fever of a hundred and three”. Summer wouldn’t be complete without the heat.
12 Night Moves – Bob Seger. Bob Seger has many great summer songs, this is one of many.
13 Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow. She wants “to soak up the sun, wanna tell everyone to lighten up”. An absolute good time song.
14 School’s Out – Alice Cooper. Nothing like recalling that last day of school and more importantly the final bell in this classic jam.
15 All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow. It’s just fun!
16 Just Dance – Lady Gaga. This is a great party song, especially great for, you guessed it – dancing!
17 The End of Innocence – Don Henley. The song evokes such great feelings in my memory.
18 Love Shack – The B52s. Nothing like good ‘ol summer fun tunes like this one. Great mindless fun with a retro twist.
19 I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett. “Put another dime in the jukebox baby”. Takes me back to the gameroom days!
20 Low Rider – War. This song speaks for itself.
21 Vacation – Go Go’s. They know all about needing “to get away”. The perfect song for when you need to get away.
22 Surfin’ USA – Beach Boys
23 Wipe Out – The Sufaris. This song came out in the summer of ’63. You can’t help but want to go surfing when hearing this tune.
24 I Get Around – Beach Boys. The perfect song for beach days and having fun in the sun.
25 Takin’ Care of Business – Backman-Turner Overdrive. BTO knows how to bring the summer fun! Perfect for those sun-shiny days.
26 Summertime – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. Soft and smooth fun.
27 Party Like a Rockstar – Pet Shop Boyz. Because this song is the ultimate party jam. Also has a great video of people of all kind sgetting their groove on.
28 Get The Part Started – Pink. This is a great party anthem and has a great feel-good effect.
29 Dancing in the Streets – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Light-hearted music for a drama free summer.
30 Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg. This song has humor at it’s best with “Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice Laid back [with my mind on my money and my money on my mind]”.