Remember when summer meant three months of freedom — without school or responsibilities — and driving around with your friends, the windows down and the radio blasting?
Recreate that experience with our Summer Songs playlist, filled with tunes that are perfect to crank up on your summer days off. From Bruno Mars to Viceroy, each of these songs is sure to take you right back to the days of no homework and extended curfews.
And if you’re searching for some background music for your next picnic or barbecue, then our Picnic Songs playlist is for you. A little more laid-back, it is the perfect, happy-go-lucky blend for getting together and relaxing with friends. Eric Clapton, The Pretenders, and Van Morrison are all featured on this list, making it a timeless classic that will appeal to any guest at your party.
Treasure — Bruno Mars
Safe and Sound — Capital Cities
Can’t Hold Us — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Hold Me — Cherub, Dominic Lalli
Out of My League — Fitz & The Tantrums
Chase Us Around — Viceroy
Fineshrine — Purity Ring
Rill Rill — Sleigh Bells
Global Concepts — Robert DeLong
Stuck in My Id — Reptar
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard — Paul Simon
Shine — Trey Anastasio
Everyday People — Sly & The Family Stone
Lay Down Sally — Eric Clapton
Dweller on the Threshold — Van Morrison
Maggie’s Farm — Bob Dylan
7 & 7 — Turnpike Troubadours
My City Was Gone — The Pretenders
The Sweetest Thing — JJ Grey & Mofro
Shiny Happy People — R.E.M.