Summer is almost at its halfway point, but there’s still plenty of time to have fun. Music has the power to make a good time even better. Here’s a list of 15 great songs to help put you in a fun and summery mood. Some of these songs are newer, while others are older. It doesn’t matter though! They’re all perfect for having a good time.
Fancy-Iggy Azalea featuring Charlie XCX: This one of the hottest songs of summer 2014. The beat is great and you can’t help but bounce to it and rap along.
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais remix)- Lana Del Ray: Although the meaning behind the song is sad, the lyrics and imagery featured is beautiful. Besides, we all get the summertime blues at some point. If you don’t want to be bothered with the infectious dance beat, give the original version of the song a listen.
Problem-Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea: Single or going through a breakup this summer? Then Ariana Grande’s smash hit Problem is the song for you. Even though you still want that guy or girl that’s not with you anymore, you’re probably better off. Don’t stress and have fun. You’re free now.
Summer-Calvin Harris: The name says it all. A danceable and fun tune to play when you’re with your friends this summer.
Doin Time (Summertime)- Sublime: Another song about love gone bad, but it won’t have you feeling down. A laid back and mellow tune for quiet summer days/nights. It’s a Sublime song so weed is optional.
Rude-Magic: This is a really cute song about a guy asking his girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage. It’s really catchy. Besides, who doesn’t love a good reggae beat?
Cruel Summer-Bananarama: Feeling bummed out and lonely this summer? Then Bananarma’s Cruel Summer is the song for you. This danceable pop dance hall song will give you just the right amount of brooding to get you through hot and lonely times.
Paradise City-Guns and Roses: An ode to all things summer with sick guitar riffs.
Never There-Cake: Even though it’s a song about love gone wrong, it’s still great for summer. The instrumentals, particularly the horns, make this a really fun song to sing and dance along to.
Boys of Summer-Don Henley: There’s been at least one summer in our lives when the boy or girl we were into broke up with us to play around during the summer. And like dummies we still pined for them, vowing to still love them once their summer fun was over. This song is for those times. The lyrics may not be the happiest, but they’re not sad. And the instrumentals are really sleek.
Bonita Applebum-A Tribe Called Quest: A great song to vibe to or for summer loving. Either way, it works.
Jump Around- House of Pain: You may not have understood a word he was saying, but you know you jumped around to this song.
Tubthumping-Chumbawamba: At some point in your life you’ve probably cranked this song up and sung along. A great drinking, partying, and road trip song. Just don’t drink all those drinks at once or you’ll get sick.
California Love-2 Pac and Dr Dre: Great song to dance or vibe to.
Island in the Sun- Weezer: Another great song to just vibe to. Perfect for relaxing this summer.
There are so many other great songs for the summer, but if I kept going, we’d be here all day. Do you like any of the songs on this list? What are some of your favorite songs to listen to during the summer. Let me know in the comments section!