What better way to usher in Summer than with a great playlist.
Here’s a playlist of songs that just say summer to me. They are all upbeat, fun, and for whatever reason, I recall them being released (or first becoming a hit) in the summer. This recollection is highly suspect.
So fire up the barbecue, blow up those pool toys, call up the friends and be sure to turn up the stereo.
- Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
- MMMBop – Hanson
- Best of My Love – The Emotions
- Sunshine Superman – Donovan
- That Lady – Isley Brothers
- California Gurls – Katy Perry
- Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
- This is What you Came For – Calvin Harris
- I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
- Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
- Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
- Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James and the Shondells
Highly subjective, in no particular order, and not open to criticism.