15 Best Summer Vibe Songs

July 21, 2021 8:51 AM

With the arrival of summer, the scent of winter gets exchanged with that of sea salt, citrus and all sorts of fruity candy. It brings the arrival of the soul-soothing sirens of summer waves, and the soft cooling breezes that make your heart flutter. Summer really is a season that's everyone's favourite. It means holidays by the beach, tanning in the backyard or by the poolside, playing sports, catching up with friends, and a never-ending source of watery treats to look forward to. And what brings all of this together is the warm and airy sound of the best summer songs playing in the background.

That’s why we have created this amazing list of the 15 best summer vibe songs for you to chill and relax this summer. So, go ahead and lather on that sunscreen, pour that lemonade and sit back on that hammock and play these warm songs this summer!

List of the 15 Best Summer Songs

1. Under the Broadwalk by the Drifters

A simple yet beautiful song that evokes all things summery. When you listen to the lyrics talking about hot dogs and sunsets you can feel the salty ocean waves hitting the shore.

2. Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

A lullaby song from the 1935 American folk opera Porgy & Bess, this one was reinvented by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Their warm voices and beautiful lyrics take you to a warm and cozy place.

3. Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Nothing says summer like the bittersweet tune and brilliant music of Seals and Crofts folk-pop song, Summer Breeze.

4. Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers

Summertime ode cannot be simpler and sweeter than this one! Sung by the jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers, this one is a classic tune that you can’t miss this summer!

5. Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

A 1984 hit, the Summer of 69 from Bryan Adams has been a favourite through the years. This one had all the nostalgic lyrics and summer feels but with a modern rock sound, which makes this song unique.

6. Saturday in the Park by Chicago

A perfect tune for a sunny afternoon in the park, this one can evoke all the warm feelings of summer even on the coldest day. Songwriter and singer Robert Lamm of Chicago paints a beautiful picture of the perfect summer day in this song.

7. California Girls by The Beach Boys

Can we make a list of the best summer songs and not include a song from the Beach Boys? They are known for their summer beachy songs. Dedicated to the Golden State, this one takes you to the beach right away.

8. Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas

It's hard to not shake a leg when Dancing in the Street starts playing. This song brings in a sense of love for summers and an infectious amount of energy.

9. Jamming by Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s music anyway has a magical effect on you and this one has all the summer vibes you need this season. A quintessential summer song of all time.

10. School’s Out by Alice Cooper

Generations of kids have loved this one and for a good reason. This song captures the sense of freedom and summer perfectly.

11. It’s Summer by Gladys Knight and the Pips

Welcome summer this season with the beautiful lyrics of this song, “I can just feel that soft summer breeze”!

12. Rockaway Beach by the Ramones

Amped up with a beautiful surf tune, this one by the Ramones will make you head to the beach and go surfing!

13. A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy

Summer romance, summer nights, warm breeze, salty air and all the summer vibes come together in this beautiful song by Chad and Jeremy.

14. Summer Nights by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

A romantic summer song from the musical grease,  this one is perfect for those romantic summer dates!

15. Summer Madness by Kool and the Gang

A fusion but a good one that makes it to this summer vibes song list for all the right reasons. Sip on that lemonade and soak in the sun with this off-beat track playing in the background.

We hope this summer vibes songs list makes it to your playlist this summer and you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

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