Finally, the summer is arriving. Time to let loose, shred some clothing, and grab a cocktail with a mini umbrella… or maybe a few. Who’s counting?
Summer is the time for falling in love (with Justin Timberlake), being free, jamming out, skinny dipping, and wearing thongs (Sisqo style) in public. Why not!? From kicking it old school in Kokomo with The Beach Boys, grabbing a cold margarita with Jimmy Buffet (frozen, with salt), or lighting one up with Bob Marley, these songs will never disappoint in getting you in the relaxed summer mode. Refresh your memory with the video above and relive some of last summer’s greatest themes (and which ones the stars picked as their favorite!).
We can see tan lines, smell the coconut and feel the rays now… and whether you’re in the mood to rage, light a doobie, or make sweet, sweet love by the ocean side, we have a song to get you inspired for almost every beach activity you can think of. Start living easy, it’s the summer time.
Margaritavtille – Jimmy Buffet
You know you’re in a prime state of mentality when your biggest issue is that you can’t find your saltshaker. And how do we need our margaritas?? With salt!
Summertime (Doin’ Time) – Sublime
This song is so chill it just… wait… what day is it again?
Tempted to Touch – Rupee
Everyone is half naked, sun kissed, and happy in the summer, so needless to say, it’s a challenge to avoid being tempted to touch just about everyone.
Any Bob Marley song ever.
Bob is just the king of summer music. Peace, love, weed, freedom. The end.
Thong Song – Sisqo
Ladies, and daring male souls, ain’t no shame in rocking the good ol’ thong! Doesn’t this song make you want to sport one? Just a little bit? Look, it’s summer, so all bets are off.
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
If this song doesn’t make you happy inside, it’s debatable whether or not you have a soul.
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
Ah, the mysteries of summer love… you can find personal columns in the newspaper all year around, but they’re obviously more exciting in the summer, because well, so is everything else. If you crave a piña coladas, dig getting caught in rainstorms, and find any excuse to ditch yoga, who knows, you may be making love with your perfect match by midnight. That’s the beauty of summer after all!
Amber & Love Song – 311
This song is so relaxing that if you had it on repeat while on the beach, eventually you would have to think long and hard to remember what planet you’re on.
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Like most of us, Kid Rock spends this season in good company trying different things and smoking funny things… what are those things exactly? It’s summer. Who cares!
Pontoon – Little Big Town
No world exists outside of a pontoon boat. Friends, music, fun, drinks, what else do you need? This pontoon has a grill and a water slide. A water slide!!
Summertime – DJ Jazzy & The Fresh Prince
If this song doesn’t make you want to sit back and unwind, we don’t know what will. A groove that soothes that moves romance, is there anything better? We think not.
Summertime – Beyoncé and P. Diddy
Bey killed it with this throwback summer hit. Like she says, there is nothing like the summer time. Daaamn straight.
Summertime – Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney reminds us that summer is all about the simple pleasures… that totally rock our worlds. Kissing and wine is all really one needs in life anyway.
Coconut – Harry Nilsson
This song is about one thing and one thing only: lime and coconut aka the best combination of all time. We don’t know what’s going on with the instrument playing monkeys, but we’ll take it.
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
Cue the slow motion, body-bouncing run along the shore per Baywatch style. This song + coconut with straw in hand = life complete. Bermuda, Jamaica… the options are endless. Time to be greedy. If someone offers to take you to these places, you say YES.
Hold Me Now – Wayne Wonder
This one is for the summer lovers out there. And those who wish they had one.
Sweat (A La La Long) – Inner Circle
Sexual connotations aside, this is a classic summer jam that would make us feel nice and cozy under a palm tree any day. We see where your mind went there, though.
Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On
Get on the dance floor. NOW.
Island in the Sun – Weezer
Weezer’s song has a way of making you feel totally chill while pumping you up for summer activities all at the same time. These California boys definitely know how to get us in the mood.
Summer Love – Justin Timberlake
JT’s summer hit gives us hope for an awesome summer romance to blossom… if it were romance with him specifically, though, that would be best. What? It could happen…