Summer Songs to Get You Grooving in Warm Weather

As the weather starts warming up, it’s time to make that playlist of songs that remind you of summer.

Now’s the time to start figuring out exactly what songs will be the anthems for this summer. You’ll want to fill up that playlist with some timeless songs that will be great for this year and all of the summers to come.

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These are some of the top 10 summer songs to keep on repeat.

10 Best Summer Songs

“Happy” – Pharrell Williams

While the lyrics aren’t all about summer, “Happy” is still one of those songs make you think of summer. It’s gained status as a summer anthem and definitely seems to come back around whenever the weather warms up or if there’s any other fortuitous event.

“All Summer Long” – Kid Rock

The proof is in the title. “All Summer Long” is one of those songs that remind you of summer country. It’s hard not to sing along to this song with a nice chill drink in hand. This song basically is summer in the countryside.

“Walking On Sunshine” – Katrina & The Waves

When it comes to songs that remind you of summer, it’s hard not to talk about “Walking On Sunshine.” The timeless song is one that most people could sing along to regardless of which generation they were born in. It definitely has earned its spot on this list to be considered one of the best summer songs of all time.

“Doin’ Time” – Sublime

“Summertime and living’s easy” are the exact lyrics needed for a song that reminds you of summertime. “Doin’ Time” may devolve a little lyrically, but it’s a jam that just keeps up that summer energy anyway. Sublime is one of those bands that has the chill yet upbeat sound that’s great for summer and this is a definite necessity for any playlist containing songs that remind you of summer.

“Summer Nights” – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Originally from Grease, “Summer Nights” is one of those iconic songs that remind you of summer whenever you hear it. Vocals from both John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are out of this world but that doesn’t mean that most of us don’t just belt out both parts of this duet for a good time.

“Hot In Herre” – Nelly

No song is more fun to sing than Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” when the heat starts to hit you a little too hard. Not only is it a total mood, but it’s also a fun song to dance along to if it isn’t actually too hot. Early 2000s Nelly is nothing but great songs, but “Hot In Herre” is among the most well-known from his catalog.

“Cool For The Summer” – Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer” is a fun and lighthearted summer fling song. The beat is also super fun and catchy. “Cool For The Summer” has a youthful vibe to it. It’s definitely one of those songs that remind you of summer every time you hear it.

“Summertime” – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are a killer combo to begin with. Their collaboration on “Summertime” is among the best summer songs of all time for a reason. The song has become so iconic that some of the lyrics have been reused by other artists in their songs about the summertime. When talking about songs that remind you of summer, “Summertime” can’t be forgotten.

“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla

“One Dance” is one of those songs that remind you of summer that you can just leave on repeat all season long. It’s a very danceable song. Billboard even named “One Dance” the Song of the Summer in 2016. Regardless of the year, this song shouldn’t be forgotten from a summer playlist anytime soon.

“Waterfalls” – TLC

When it comes to songs that remind you of the summer 90s, “Waterfalls” by TLC is one of the first that comes to mind. The music video just helps with the imagery so those summer beach feels just come rushing in with this one. It’s an undeniable song that really stands the test of time. After all, every playlist can use some TLC.

It’s the perfect time to be finding the best songs that remind you of summer. Now’s the time to get that summer playlist ready to go. Regardless of what your favorite genres are, these 10 songs are a great place to get started with some great summer music listening.


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.

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