The 10 Best Songs on Our Summer Playlist

  • Jun 15, 2018

It wouldn’t be summer without a summer playlist! Every summertime activity is better with music. Whether you’re chilling on the beach, hiking up a mountain, or waiting for a thunderstorm to pass – Music just makes everything better!

This year, the Earth Networks team submitted their favorite summer songs. Then we compiled them into a summer playlist on Spotify.

Today, we’d like to share our top picks with you and see if you any songs to add. If you have a summer song that should be on our list, let us know in the comments below!

1. “Surfin’ U.S.A.” – The Beach Boys

It can’t be summer without the Beach Boys, can it? The first song on our playlist is “Surfin’ U.S.A.” This is our summertime anthem for hanging out on the beach. The best part is, you don’t have to be surfing or in the U.S.A. to enjoy it!

2.”Summertime” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Ah, the 90’s. Will Smith was everywhere back then! This tune is a must-have on any summer playlist. It’s especially perfect if you’re hosting a 90’s-themed pool party!

3.”Summertime” – Kenny Chesney

It turns out, there are a lot of songs named “Summertime.” If hip-hop isn’t your thing, we recommend listening to Kenny Chesney’s take on the hottest season of the year. We hope you get to relax while listening to this song all summer long!

4.”Rockaway Beach” – Ramones

We think summer is the perfect time to rock out and we have the perfect song for that. “Rockaway Beach” will have you rocking no matter what you’re up to this summer. One of our employees mentioned that this was a good song to workout to. Some of us would rather listen to it on the beach, though!

5.”I’m on Fire” – Bruce Springsteen

It can’t be summer without the Beach Boys and without Bruce. “I’m on Fire” is one of those songs that reminds our Jersey natives of melting on the Jersey Shore during the dog days of summer. We hope it’s cooler under your umbrella!

6.”Margaritaville” – Jimmy Buffett

If the beach isn’t your style, maybe the bar is! “Margaritaville” is another one of the go-to summer songs that never gets old. You don’t have to be a Parrothead to enjoy singing this song all summer long. Did you know Margaritaville is a real place? Yup, Jimmy Buffett has his own chain of restaurants located in areas like Orlando and even Grand Turk! You can bet they play this song there.

7.”Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison

Not every great summer song has to mention the season itself. “Brown Eyed Girl” is one of those songs. There is something about “sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-ti-da”-ing that just feels like summer. We hope you have at least one good sing-along to this classic this summer.

8.”(Love Is Like A)Heat Wave” – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Heat waves are common during the summer months. This bop by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas is a great way to get through those heat waves or celebrate any summer romances. Remember to monitor yourself and those important to you for signs of heat-related illnesses this summer. Don’t forget to hydrate!

9.”Toes” – Zac Brown Band

One of our favorite parts about summer is going to the beach. “Toes” is the perfect song to listen to when your bring your beach chair down by the water. We hope you can be like Zac Brown this summer and say “life was good today,” every day.

10.”Hot Hot Hot” – Buster Poindexter And His Banshees of Blue

The last favorite from our summer playlist is a sizzler. “Hot Hot Hot” is the summer song that everyone knows and loves. It’s perfect for summer parties, days on the boat, or days when the temperature is just too hot to do anything outside!

Safely Listen to Our Summer Playlist

Remember that before you jam out, you should check the weather. Summer thunderstorms can form quickly and turn any outdoor activity into a dangerous one. Heat and hurricanes are two other weather conditions that can ruin our fun summertime playlist so be sure to review safety systems and protocol.


Have a safe and fun summer!