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A-Z Awesome Pop/Rock Summer Songs for Your Playlist

Updated on June 19, 2013
art by Charla Hayden 2002
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Just thinking about summer brings a smile to my face. And one of my favorite parts of summer is the great music that makes its way into our speakers every year. With all the concerts and festivals come old favorites, and new artists that sprout little seedlings of soon-to-be full bloomed hits pulsing through our earbuds. Summer songs seem to bring us back to our youth, no matter our age.

Here's a list of my all time favorite summer songs that never cease to make me smile, and just in time for your sassy summer playlist:

A-Z Awesome Summer Songs

All Summer Long By The Beach Boys
Saturday In The Park Chicago
All Summer Long By Kid Rock
School's Out Alice Cooper
Anna Sun By Walk The Moon
Sex On Fire By Kings Of Leon
Beautiful Day By U2
Short Skirt/Long Jacket By Cake
Blinded By The Light By Manfred Mann
So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears) By Spacemen 3
Boys Of Summer By Don Henley
Soak Up The Sun Sheryl Crow
Brighter Than The Sun By Colbie Caillat
Someone Somewhere In Summertime By Simple Minds
California Gurls Katy Perry
Song #2 By Blur
Celebration By Madonna
Steal My Sunshine By Len
Champagne Supernova By Oasis
Strawberry Letter 23 Shuggie Otis
Cruel Summer By Bananarama
Suddenly Last Summer By Motels
Dance Dance Dance By Lykke Li
Summer Breeze By Seals & Crofts
Dust In The Wind By Kansas
Summer Breeze Jason Mraz
Endless Summer By Oceana
Summer By Alien Ant Farm
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) By Louis Prima
Summer By Dido
Everybody Talks By Neon Trees
Summer By India Arie
Farewell My Summer Love By Michael Jackson
Summer By Modest Mouse
Feel Good Hit Of The Summer By Queens Of The Stone Age
Summer By Sum 41
Feels Like Summer By The Wallflowers
Summer By War
Fell In Love With A Girl By The White Stripes
Summer Fling By K.D. Lang
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
Summer In The City The Lovin' Spoonful
Groove Is In The Heart By Deee Lite
Summer Love By Justin Timberlake
Hey Soul Sister By Train
Summer Nights - Van Halen
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Joni Mitchell
Summer Nights By John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Holiday Road Lindsey Buckingham
Summer Of '69 By Bryan Adams
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Summer Of Love By B-52's
Idiot Summer By Gin Blossoms
Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song) By Incubus
In The Summertime By Mungo Jerry
Summer Romance By The Rolling Stones
Indian Summer By The Doors
Summer Side Of Life By Gordon Lightfoot
Island In The Sun By Weezer
Summer Sunshine By The Coors
It's Too Hot For Words Billie Holiday
Summer Teeth By Wilco
It Must Be Summer Fountains Of Wayne
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Jack And Diane By John Mellencamp
Summertime By Billie Holiday
Jane Says By Janes Addiction
Summertime By DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
July, July The Decemberists
Summertime By Janis Joplin
The Last Day Of Summer By The Cure
Summertime By Sidney Bechet
Layla By Eric Clapton
Summertime By The Sundays
Let The Music Play Shannon
Surf City Jan And Dean
Long Hot Summer Night By Jimi Hendrix
Surfer Girl The Beach Boys
Long Summer Days By EMF
Surrender By Cheap Trick
Looking For The Summer By Chris Rea
Sweet Summer Lovin' By Dolly Parton
Love Shack By The B52s
Sweetness By Jimmy Eats World
Moves Like Jagger By Maroon 5
Take The Money And Run By Steve Miller Band
My Body By Young The Giant
This Head I Hold By Electric Guest
Need You Tonight By INXS
Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer By Nat King Cole
A New Feeling By Alphabet Botanical
Till Summer Comes Around By Keith Urban
Obsession By Animotion
Till The World Ends By Britney Spears
On The Floor By Jlo Ft. Pitbull
Too Darn Hot Ella Fitzgerald
One Summer Dream By Electric Light Orchestra
Under The Boardwalk The Drifters
Peaceful Easy Feeling By The Eagles
Uprising By Muse
Picnic In The Summertime By Deee-Lite
Vacation The Go-Go's
Pina Colada Song By Rupert Holmes
We Are Young By FUN
Pour Some Sugar On Me By Def Leppard
White Sky By Vampire Weekend
Rain In The Summertime By The Alarm
Wipeout - The Surfaris
Ray Of Light By Madonna
Wonderwall By Oasis
Rockaway by Beach The Ramones
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) Meat Loaf
continued in next column......
Young Blood By The Naked And Famous
Your Summer Dream The Beach Boys
Your Surrender By Neon Trees

For even more awesome summer songs for your playlist, check out The Best Summer Songs of All Time with over 200 songs and has something for everyone.

Or see more here with 25 All Time Greatest Summer Songs at Amazon.

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    • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Candice Collins 

      6 years ago from WestCoast Florida

      LOL... hope you get some warm summer sunshine soon!! thanks for your comment!! :)

    • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Candice Collins 

      6 years ago from WestCoast Florida

      thanks :) sending out warm wishes to you... xo !!

    • carter06 profile image


      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Great list of summer songs here...will listen to some while I shiver away over here in OZ...and smile and wait for warmth, sigh:) cheers


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