Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and I couldn’t be more excited! I used to love summer because I didn’t have to go to school five times a week. As an adult, you don’t really get to enjoy summer the same way. I have a love/hate relationship with summer. Love because vacations, sunshine, pool time, crawfish season, lake days and spending more time outside. Hate because Louisiana summers are crazy hot and humid. It’s worth it though to spend some time in the water.
I know I’m not alone in loving summer because there are tons of artists out there who love to sing about basking in the summer sun and enjoying some much needed vaca time. These are some of my favorite songs about summer:
SINGLE FOR THE SUMMER – SAM HUNT
Yes, I love Sam Hunt, and yes, I love this song, even though the message kind of sucks. It talks about this guy who can’t stay loyal to his girlfriend because it’s summer and all the girls are dressed a bit more scandalous. In spite of that, I love the beat and Sam’s voice. Ooh la la.
BOYS IN THE SUMMER – JESSIE JAMES
I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it. It’s such a fun song, and every time I get excited about summer, you better believe this is one of the first songs I start jammin’ out too. Even the music video makes me want to get up and dance.
SUMMERTIME – DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE
Talk about a throwback! This song always gets me pumped for the warm summer months.
SUMMER GIRL – LEIGHTON MEESTER
I thought I loved Leighton Meester after seeing her in Gossip Girl, but I absolutely adored her in Country Strong. This is probably one of my favorite songs from the movie because it’s a mix of pop and country. “Summer Girl” makes me want to grab my girlfriends and hop in the water.
SUMMER – CALVIN HARRIS
Calvin Harris, you flawless man. This was the summer song of 2014, and I plan to continue belting the lyrics out in my car this summer as well.
SUMMER LOVE – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Speaking of flawless…JT. My man. *heart-eye emoji* I’m pretty sure everyone listens to this song every summer, so there’s that.
BEACHIN’ – JAKE OWEN
Jake Owen loves the beach and being outside, which makes so many of his songs perfect for summer. This is definitely a favorite because I’m always trying to go to the beach.
LONG HOT SUMMER – KEITH URBAN
This is such a cute love song. My favorite lyrics are “It’s gonna be a long, hot summer. We should be together with your feet up on the dashboard now.” It just makes me think of all the cutesy, summer love stories. Adorable.
SUMMER GIRLS – LFO
I’m pretty sure this song needs no introduction because everyone knows all of the crazy lyrics.
SUMMER NIGHTS – GREASE
All of my fellow musical fans will appreciate this being on the list. Grease is such a fun musical, and this song is so much fun. Oh, and, speaking of summer love…aw!
What are your favorite songs about summer?