Songs of Summertime!

Summer. Just the word makes me want to shirk all of my responsibilities and head out to go camping or go to the beach or just lie around and become stagnant! I think this all results from the summers when I was in school. I would pretty much get out of school on the last day and not really think about deadlines or lessons or anything serious for almost 3 full months! What I failed to realize at that age is that adults don’t get summer vacations! All disappointment on that note aside, summer is such a great time of year! The weather is warm, for the most part and the world is beautiful. A little bit of sun will provide that Vitamin D to boost the spirit and nothing beats a good water-fight.

I checked for the best songs about summer and thought I would share them with you. See how many you recognize and, maybe, take a listen and see if these ditties will get you in that summer mood. (And there is no coincidence that The Beach Boys are a frequent repeat on the list, who could keep from feeling joy when listening to their amazing summer songs?)

30. “Surfin’ Safari” The Beach Boys

29. Summertime” Billy Stewart

28. “Wipeout” Fat Boys and The Beach Boys

27. “Cruel Summer” Bananarama

26. “Summertime Blues” Eddie Cochran

25. “A Summer Song” Chad and Jeremy

24. “Suddenly Last Summer” The Motels

23. “Surfer Girl” The Beach Boys

22. “Summer Breeze” Seals & Crofts

21. “School’s Out” Alice Cooper

20. “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” Nat King Cole

19. “Summer Love” Justin Timerlake

18. “Saturday in the Park” Chicago

17. ” Summer Girls” LFO

16. “California Girls” The Beach Boys

15. “Summer” War

14. “Under the Boardwalk” The Drifters

13. “Summer of ’69” Bryan Adams

12. “In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry

11. “The Boys of Summer” Don Henley

10. “Summer Nights” John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

9. “Hot Fun in the Summertime” Sly & the Family Stone

8. “Surfin’ USA” The Beach Boys

7. “Summertime” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

6. “Endless Summer Nights” Richard Marx

5. “Surf City” Jan & Dean

4. “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” Bryan Hyland

3. “Wipe Out” The Surfaris

2. “Summer In The City” The Lovin’ Spoonful

1. “California Gurls” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

1 Comment
  1. Get a custom summer song!

    You could do like a bluesy piece about bbq’s and sun. Or like re-purpose one of the songs you mentioned with lyrics about your family. I could see a “California Girls” remix about some of my friends haha

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