The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Summer

India Mawn and Mia Jevack

Summer is the season of warm weather, days at the beach, and car rides with the windows down. This playlist is perfect to capture all of those moments.

1. “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes
This 1982 hit is perfect for any buoyant summer day. Whether you’re walking down the street, jumping on your bed, or even need a new song to belt out in the shower, this song is for you.

2. “And She Was” by Talking Heads
When you wake up on a sunny summer morning, push the curtains back and let the sun shine into your room, and plan the carefree day ahead of you, this fun Talking Heads song is perfect to have playing in the background.

3. “Polish Girl” by Neon Indian
This song is one that just sounds like summer. Its upbeat, fresh and poppy tune will immediately put you in the mood for warm weather and a day by the water.

4. “Crazy For You” by Best Coast
What is summer without a crush? “Crazy for you” encompasses all of those summer feelings. It’s short, extremely catchy, and will say everything that you couldn’t this summer.

5. “The Tide is High” by Blondie
Blondie’s 1980 hit is surely the one song you need to listen to this summer and every summer after that. If any song could remind you of hanging out on the beach or just a song to sing along to in the car, it’s this one.

6. “A Summer Song” by Chad & Jeremy
Summer inevitably draws to a close every year, this song is a sweet goodbye to the season. Playing this song while you’re sad about summer ending might make the goodbye a little bit easier.

7. “King of the Beach” by Wavves
“King of the Beach” is the song you should blast at the beach or on the boardwalk. It’s the type of song that will make you feel like a surfer catchin’ those gnarly waves!

8. “Best To You” by Blood Orange
Night is arguably the best part of summer. It isn’t confined by the school or homework, and summers in Virginia verge on ethereal during the night. The dreamy spark of firecrackers, glow of fireflies, and Blood Orange’s new hit “Best to You,” are foolproof components for the best summer night.

9. “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” by Vampire Weekend
Feeling any sort of summer angst? Need a song to belt out on a long road trip? “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” perfectly shapes being young and angsty in the season of summer.

10. “Parties in the USA” by Jonathan Richman
Summer is often accompanied by parties. Need a new anthem to play at your barbeque party? “Parties in the USA,” by Jonathan Richman brings back a classic 60’s vibe that will make anyone want to get out of their seats and dance.