A time for fun, adventure, and maybe even a hint of romance, summer is the season to make things happen. And nothing enhances the experience more than adding some summer jams. Just like the movies we love to watch, having a theme song to our summer’s events — whether it be big or small — makes it all the more memorable.
So we say no matter what your plans for the summer are, we’ve got the perfect playlist for you to bop your head to.
The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
A hit among the radio stations early this year, we experienced one of the biggest LSS (last song syndrome) this season with The Middle. The totally chill but upbeat tune from start to finish is the perfect musical backdrop for any road trip planned.
Ride Or Die by The Knocks feat. Foster The People
The biggest theme of summer? Being carefree — and this song fits the bill just right. So leave your worries behind, pop Ride or Die into your stereo and just jive.
She’s On My Mind by JP Cooper
"I’m so glad we managed to release this before the summer is over as it’s definitely a song to enjoy int he sun," shared English singer JP Cooper in an interview with Fortitude Magazine. True enough — its groovy beats and easy-to-follow lyrics make this one of those summer songs with serious earworm potential.
She Loves Control by Camila Cabello
Channel girl power with your pals with this summer anthem that speaks about taking the reigns and making life your own. And what better way to start that than during the bold, adventurous days of summer?
Somebody by The Chainsmokers
If you’re looking for a change of tempo from all the party music, this tropical tune from The Chainsmokers is the perfect choice for a day of lounging. Its smooth transition between pop, R&B and EDM gives just the right amount of melodic harmony for an absolutely sweet treat for your ears.
New Rules by Dua Lipa
This tune has been all over the internet this season, making English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa a household name. The lyrics from New Rules talk about dealing with love lost, perfect for you and your friends who are taking the summer off from romance.
Wolves by Selena Gomez and Marshmellow
Another song that’s perfect for your road trip playlist, Wolves mixes dance-pop with prominent acoustics from Selena Gomez. “The song is very beautiful and personal and the lyrics really just have a whole story of its own," said Selena Gomez in her interview with Apple Music. True enough — its lyrics will leave you on a sweet high from reminiscing love lost and found.
These Days by Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen
This collaborative creation between four talented artists tells a story of falling in and out of love with a melody that is as stellar as its artist line-up. There is a sort of nostalgic, relatable feel that will have to reminisce upon “these days” even after the season’s over.
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