Best Summer Songs

Best Summer Songs
The best summer songs ever become popular because of the memories that they bring along with their tunes. Summers are always fun and one of the most relaxing times of the year. The following article will help you with a long list of greatest summer songs of all time.
Melodyful Staff
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2018
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it 'til my fingers bled
It was the summer of '69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard.
Jimmy quit, Jody got married
I should've known we'd never get far

Oh, when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Children playing, the old lemonade stalls popping up at the street corner, and the smell of cookies and pies being baked in the kitchen. You turn on the AC and as you lie down on your sofa relaxing, with a chilled beer can in your hand, you feel like listening to some groovy music. You switch on your iPod and listen to the tunes of the best summer songs ever. All this just means summer is here.

Top Ten Summer Songs

Summer Night
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Grease, a movie that was a huge hit in 1978. This musical movie adapted a song written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, called Summer Nights. This song was recorded by none other than John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Travolta had girls swooning for him and Newton-John made boys miss a heartbeat. This song has become a signature song of Danny and Sandy's summer fling and is still in the top when it comes to karaoke bars and bar songs.

Surf City
Jan and Dean

The #1 song for two weeks in July 1963 was none other than Surf City. This song was one of the first surf songs that was able to reach the number one position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. Not just that, it was able to reach the top 5 position on the Billboard's R&B charts. Recorded by Jan and Dean, this song remains a favorite for many beach-goers as well those who love the high waves when surfing...

Cruel Summer
A pop song performed by Bananarama was a top ten hit in 1983. This song hit the cords of most lonely hearts as it talked about the oppressive heat, and the misery of wanting to be with someone this summer. This song hit the #8 position on the UK chart and was even featured in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid.

School's Out
Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper's dream to capture the emotions of school kids in the last 3 minutes before the school ends for summer is portrayed in this song. This sweet, innocent feeling of a long summer break hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #7 and even reached the #2 place on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart. It has become the unsaid proclamation for kids who want to be out of school and enjoy a never-ending summer permanently.

Endless Summer Nights
Richard Marx

Richard Marx wrote and recorded this song as a third single from his debut album. It was written on a trip to Hawaii with his girlfriend and future wife, Cynthia Rhodes. This song is for all those who wish to build a serious relationship in spite of their partners resistance. Endless Summer Nights did help Marx convince Rhodes to marry him and thus, can be used as a charm for all those who wish to marry their love.

California Girls
The Beach Boys
Who were the forerunners for beach songs in the 60's? It was none other than the beach boys! This song not only has girls from California going ga-ga over Beach Boys, but also had women from around the world swinging to this sunny tune.

Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
This hit pop song is about a man who wants to meet his love in a seaside town. He plans this private meet to be 'out of sight' of everyone else. This sweet song became a hit for many who loved summer and the love drifts it bought along.

Santana and Rob Thomas
Smooth has been able to grab three Grammy awards for itself. These awards include the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. This song was written by Rob Thomas for his wife and it became a massive hit. It remained at the number one position of Billboard Hot 100 in 1999 for 12 weeks!

Summer In The City
The Lovin' Spoonful

The number one at Billboards Hot 100 in 1966 was Summer in the City. It was initially a poem that was written by Mark Sebastian (brother of John Sebastian) for a literary magazine. This song talks about the vibrant nightlife of New York in summer. It speaks about going out, finding a girl and dancing all night!

Heat Wave
Martha and the Vandellas
(Love is Like a) Heat Wave, is a hit single sung by Motown girl group, Martha and the Vandellas. The song is about a boy who has the lead singers heart 'burning with desire'. She is thinks she is going insane over his love. A song you should definitely not miss hearing.

This was my list of a few personal favorites. There are many summer songs that people around the world hum to. These top summer songs are listed below. Hope you find you favorite number in this list.

Best Summer Songs of All Time
  • California Sun - Riverias
  • Summertime's Calling Me - Catalinas
  • Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
  • Summer - War
  • Girl Watcher - O'Kaysions
  • Remember (Walking in the Sand) - Shangri La's
  • I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
  • Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
  • We Got The Beat - Go Go's
  • Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • Summertime Blues - Eddie Cocheran
  • Up On The Roof - Drifters
  • Centerfield - John Fogerty
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Vacation - Connie Francis
  • Downtown - Petula Clark
  • Low Rider - War
  • Beach Baby - First Class
  • Summertime USA - The Pixes Three
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Summertime - Kenny Chesney
Best Country Summer Songs
  • Bonfire - Craig Morgan
  • Boots On - Randy Houser
  • Alright - Darius Rucker
  • Sweet Summer Lovin - Dolly Parton
  • Sunshine and Summertime - Faith Hill
  • Barefoot and Crazy - Jack Ingram
  • Summertime - Kenny Chesney
  • Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
  • Six Pack Summer - Phil Vassar
  • Days Go By - Keith Urban
  • Good Time - Jessica Andrews
  • Cheap Seats - by Alabama
  • 455 Rocket - Kathy Mattea
  • Roy Boy - Dave Insley
  • Magaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Best Summer Rock Songs
  • The Great Escape - Boys like Girls
  • Summer Sunshine - The Corrs
  • Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
  • High School Never Ends - Bowling for Soup
  • Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
  • All Star - Smash Mouth
  • Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
  • Summer In the City - Lovin' Spoonful
  • Always Where I Need to Be - The Kooks
  • Chemtrails - Beck
  • Elvis - These New Puritans
  • Given Up - Linkin Park
  • Handlebars - Flobots
  • Never Wanted to Dance - Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Nine in the Afternoon - Panic! At the Disco
  • Pork and Beans - Weezer
  • Supernatural Superserious - REM
  • That's What You Get - Paramore
  • Touch Me I'm Going to Scream - My Morning Jacket
  • Violet Hill - Coldplay
Best Summer Hip Hop Songs
  • Elevators (Me and You) - OutKast
  • California Love - 2Pac
  • Can't Knock the Hustle - Jay-Z ft. Mary J Blige
  • If I Ruled the World - Nas ft. Lauryn Hill
  • Get Money - Junior M.A.F.I.A
  • Lean Back - Terror Squad
  • Big Pimpin - Jay-Z
  • Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
  • Crank That - Soulja Boy
  • Tell Em 'Hot in Herre - Nelly
  • Low - Flo Rida
  • Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Best Summer Driving Songs
  • Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole
  • Route 66 - Nat King Cole
  • Detroit City - Bobby Bare
  • 500 Miles - Bobby Bare
  • Let's Go Trippin' - Dick Dale
  • Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
  • Six Days on the Road - Dave Dudley
  • Convoy - C.W. McCall
  • Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles
  • Barracuda - Heart
  • Cars - Gary Numan
  • Drivin' My Life Away - Eddie Rabbit
  • Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
  • Drive - Cars
  • Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
  • All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
  • The Weight - The Band
  • American Woman - The Guess Who
  • Fun, Fun, Fun - The Beach Boys
These are a few greatest summer songs of all time that you can listen to this summer. Get ready to barbecue and get the party grooving with some of these popular summer songs ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the numbers in the above list of best summer songs ever.