The Perfect Songs For Your Summer Playlist
We all love Summer for the warm weather, vacations, and most importantly, bikini bodies. Over the years we have been graced with some jams to keep us dancing throughout those summer nights. We went out and found the top 10 best songs about summer to blast in your car and awkwardly sing along to.
Here are the top 10 songs about summer. I bet you forgot about #5!
10. “Summer Love” — Justin Timberlake
While summer tunes are often breezy, relaxing in the sun numbers, Justin Timberlake redefined summer jams by creating the danceable “Summer Love” in a refreshingly electronic and poppy direction. Timberlake fans loved the song, giving it a No. 6 climax on the Hot 100 when it released in 2007.
9. “Summer Girls” — LFO
This song became the ultimate theme song to many as it was a youthful turn of the millennium summer night. “Summer Girls” is the hit from LFO that was released in 1999. The lyrical masterpiece spent an entire 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 3.
8. “Summertime” — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
You don’t have to be a child of the 90’s to know that this song was the ultimate poster child of summer jams. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff delivered this dreamy ode that checks off pretty much every summer essential, from shooting hoops with your boys, to reminiscing about your first kiss.
7. “Beat This Summer” — Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley’s country tune, “Beat This Summer” documents young love at its finest. He describes the “up” phase of a summer fling and the honeymoon period that surrounds it in the line, “First I’m holding your hand and we’re on the boardwalk. There’s heaven right here on these streets and these docks.” After summer has been long gone, Paisley strums and sings the bittersweet tale of an unforgettable first crush.
6. “Beachin” — Jake Owen
Beachin confirms that the Florida-raised singer is at home with sand between his toes and a cold drink in his hand. The song whiffs of coconut-scented SPF. This song describes a lazy day on the coast of a beach. The warmth and flavors seep through the speakers with every word from coming from the singer’s lips.
5. “Me & U” — Cassie
Me & U is a slinky, vintage-sounding tune with a charming, yet hypnotic whistle that is often compared to imitating Janet Jackson.The song was a hit single from her debut album, “Cassie”. It reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 back in 2006 and remained in the top forty for nearly five months.
4. “Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston
In 2009, Sean Kingston released the electro-pop song “Fire Burnin”. It was released as the first single from his second album. The song displays a synth–dance sound and modern beat with influences of dance-pop. This song debuted as #29 on Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest that Kingston has ever made it on the chart.
3. “Baby I Love U!” — Jennifer Lopez
“Baby I Love U!” is an R&B-pop ballad about unconditional love. The song was as successful as the other singles from her album released in the UK, where it peaked at number 3. In the US, the song peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached the top thirty of the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
2. “Stars Are Blind” — Paris Hilton
Stars Are Blind was a huge surprise for the summer of 2006. The plinky R&B-reggae combo managed to ingratiate itself pretty well. It’s definitely an awesome guilty pleasure song. People are afraid to like it. The song has been dubbed as a tropical escape from Paris’ tabloid headline persona.
1. “The Sweet Escape” — Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape isn’t your classic love song due to it’s poppy beat. The song is an apology for a fight between two lovers and the lyrics describe a dream of a pleasant life for them. She asks her spouse for forgiveness and describes how she desires to be a better wife.