Grease - Summer Nights
This iconic musical number is synonymous with summer love, as well as the differing male and female perspectives on love.
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
A somber, yet uplifting reflection on the final days of summer and the memories we all carry with us for the rest of our lives.
The Surfaris - Wipeout
The most well-known drum solo of all-time, trust me, I play drums and EVERYONE asks if I can play this. It's the perfect song for surfing or just dancing it out!
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
It’s time to rock out and remember high school!!
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
This one was a shoo-in! A summer without some Beach Boys is no summer at all!
Sheryl Crow - I Wanna Soak Up the Sun
Sheryl Crow writes some great songs about having a good time, and her summertime anthem is no different.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Summertime
The summer is a great time to just relax and hang out with your friends, and few songs are as perfect for that as Summertime.
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Summertime
This song isn’t quite the fun summer vibe of most of this list, but I love it, and it has a place in summertime relaxing for sure.
Alice Cooper - School's Out
While most adults don’t get the summer off, we can all remember how great it was to feel the way they do in this song!
Nat King Cole - Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days...
Who doesn’t love this one?? It’s like a Christmas carol for summer!
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
This romantic little ditty is disturbing if you think about it too much, but it is an essential part of summer listening. I can’t believe my parents used to play it on car trips when I was little though…
The Lovin' Spoonful
A groovy ‘60s ode to summer, this hot tune will have you reaching for the ice water!