Songs you need for your summer soundtrack

by Iris Lim

Summer has arrived, and there’s nothing better to set the mood than a playlist encapsulating all the summer vibes. Here are the perfect songs for a few classic summer experiences to start building your very own summer soundtrack.

For a chill day at the beach

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Whether you’re tanning, swimming, surfing or just there to take pictures, summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach. These tracks are guaranteed to be the cherry on top of your beach day.

  1. “Walking On A Dream” by Empire of the Sun
  2. “Beach Bummer” by No Vacation
  3. “Mariposa” by Peach Tree Rascals
  4. “Heatstroke” by Calvin Harris feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande
  5. “1901” by Phoenix
  6. “Sundress” by A$AP Rocky
  7. “The Less I Know The Better” by Tame Impala
  8. “Habit” by Still Woozy
  9. “Electric Feel” by MGMT
  10. “Cherry Cola” by Kuwada

For a summer fling

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If you’re in the mood for a whirlwind romance this summer, you should listen to these songs. Just be sure not to catch any long-term feelings… unless?

  1. “Stay With Me” by Better Love
  2. “Summer Nights” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  3. “Wave of You” by Surfaces
  4. “Summertime In Paris” by Jaden feat. WILLOW
  5. “Tripping Over Air” by Aiden Bissett
  6. “Summer of Love” by Shawn Mendes feat. Tainy
  7. “Fallin'” by Joey Bada$$
  8. “Wishful Thinking” by grentperez
  9. “Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift
  10. “sunburn” by almost monday

For a high-energy pool party

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What’s summer without a pool party with all of your friends? Luckily, that won’t be an issue for you this year.

  1. “Doses & Mimosas” by Cherub
  2. “HandClap” by Fitz and The Tantrums
  3. “Champagne & Sunshine (Ellusive Remix)” by Tarro & PLVTINUM
  4. “yours 2 keep (if you don’t want me)” by SoSo!
  5. “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club
  6. “Sober” by Childish Gambino
  7. “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire
  8. “Stay With Me” by Calvin Harris feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey & Pharrell Williams
  9. “Brazil” by Declan McKenna
  10. “Dreaming” by Smallpools

For a late-night drive

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Warm summer nights with a cool breeze are the perfect time to go on late-night drives with your friends. Turn up the volume and blast these tunes for a mix that’s bound to get everyone in the summer mood.

  1. “Tongue Tied” by GROUPLOVE
  2. “Dissolve” by Absofacto
  3. “affection” by BETWEEN FRIENDS
  4. “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” by Beach Weather
  5. “Makeout” by Faze Wave
  6. “Skyline” by Khalid
  7. “Midnight City” by M83
  8. “Can I Call You Tonight?” by Dayglow
  9. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
  10. “Starlight (Keep Me Afloat)” by Martin Garrix and DubVision feat. Shaun Farrugia

Whatever your summer vibe is, these songs can help you start to curate the optimal playlist. Congratulations on making it through the school year, and best of luck with creating the soundtrack for your best summer yet!

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