Top 10 Songs For Summer
School's almost out, and it's time for some summer music. Click to read our favorite songs for the season.
Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than to put on those swim trunks (or take them off, we won't judge), grab a cold one, sit by the pool and listen to some great summer tunes as you bake in the sun. Jump start your playlist by filling it in with our top 10 songs for the summer below.
Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
We start off our list with a song about a cool refreshing drink; the Margarita. This track was so popular for Jimmy Buffet that it sparked its own restaurant chain and a new casino scheduled to open this summer (2011).
Watchin' the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Summer isn't always fun and games as can be witnessed in Bananarama's 80s hit Cruel Summer. This one is perfect for those of you who are stuck working while it's scorching outdoors.
Things I can't understand
It's too close for comfort
This heat has got
Right out of hand
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bryan Adams' Summer of 69 isn't necessarily about summer but playing guitar under the hot sun is an activity any musician can relate to.
I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till my fingers bled
It was the summer of '69
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
To fully appreciate Summer Breeze, lay down outside (inebriated of course), shut your eyes and listen to the melody.
Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
Beach Boys - Surfing USA
It's impossible to not think of the Beach Boys when talking about summer music. Surfing USA is just one of the many tracks from the surfer band that embraces the hot season.
We're waxing down our surfboards
We can't wait for June
We'll all be gone for the summer
Which songs topped our list of favorite summer songs? Keep reading to find out.
Grease - Summer Nights
The song may be borderline corny, but it's also fun and catchy. Enjoy this guilty pleasure, sung by a young John Travolta.
Summer fling, don't mean a thing, but uh-oh those summer nights
Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Summer in the city is one of those oldies that has held up extremely well after all these years. Listen to the timeless classic below.
Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
The Surfaris - Wipe Out
Surfer songs have the power to embody the beloved season more than any other. Check out Wipe Out by The Surfaris.
There was sand and sun and lots of fun
But when we get there the fun really begun
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
We survived the long cold winter nights. It's summer now, here comes the sun. One of George Harrison's greats.
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Remember the feeling you'd get back in school when the bell finally rung and it was all over for an entire summer? School's Out by Alice Cooper will rekindle those memories.
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces