Summer Playlists

by Alyson Raywood

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There are so many activities to get involved with in the summer, whether it’s going down to a camp for a couple of weeks, or just spending your days at the beach with friends. To keep the summer days going, listening to some music can really pass the time, while it entertains, and relaxes you at the same time. So, below, I’ve compiled a list of the best playlists to listen to over the summer, no matter what type of music you’re into.

Alternative

  1.  “Do You Want Me?” – All Time Low
  2.  “Sigh No More”- Mumford & Sons
  3.  “We Found Each Other In The Dark”- City and Colour
  4.  “She’s Thunderstorms”- Arctic Monkeys
  5.  “Victory Dance”- My Morning Jacket
  6.  “Helena Beat”-Foster the People
  7.  “Home Is a Fire”- Death Cab for Cutie
  8.  “Abducted”-Cults
  9.  “Chapel Song”-We Are Augustines
  10.  “Time Spent in Los Angeles”-Dawes

Country

  1. “Dirt Road Anthem”-Jason Aldean
  2. “Honey Bee”-Blake Shelton
  3. “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)”-Luke Bryan
  4. “Just a Kiss”-Lady Antebellum
  5. “Knee Deep”-Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffett
  6. “If I Die Young”-The Band Perry
  7. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”-Jake Owen
  8. “Mean”-Taylor Swift
  9. “You Lie”-The Band Perry
  10. “Remind Me”-Brad Paisley ft Carrie Underwood

Electronic

  1. “Barbra Streisand”-Duck Sauce
  2. “Shots”-LMFAO ft Lil Jon
  3. “Fireflies”-Owl CIty
  4. “Weekends!!”!-Skrillex
  5. “Bass Head”-Bassnectar
  6. “Reptile’s Them”-Skrillex
  7. “Yes”-LMFAO
  8. P”aper Planes”-M.I.A
  9. “La la La”-LMFAO
  10. “Dancing On My Own”-Robyn

Hip Hop/Rap

  1. “Make Some Noise”-Beastie Boys
  2. “Letting Go”-Lupe Fiasco ft Sarah Green
  3. “Cold Wind Blows”-Eminem
  4. “I’m The Best”-Nicki Minaj
  5. “When I’m Gone”-Wiz Khalifa
  6. “No Sleep”-Wiz Khalifa
  7. “600 Benz”-Wale
  8. “Put It On”-Mac Miller
  9. “Dark Fantasy”-Kanye West
  10. “Riot”-Tedashii

Indie

  1. “A Forest”-The Cure
  2. “A Song For You”-Donny Hathaway
  3. “All Fires”-Swan Lake
  4. “Fun”-Collections of Colonies of Bees
  5. “Get Right Church, Let’s Go Home”-The Staple Singers
  6. “Valerie”-Amy Winehouse
  7. “Made In the Dark”-Hot Chip
  8. “Long Distance Runner”-Fugazi
  9. “The Park”-Feist
  10. “Matchstick Maker”-Bowerbirds

Metal

  1. “Patient Zero”-Hammerfall
  2. “Yesterday Is Dead and Gone”-Arch Enemy
  3. “Bloodstained Cross”-Arch Enemy
  4. “Wish”-Behemoth
  5. “Plastic Idols”-Job for a Cowboy
  6. “The Fearless Must Endure”-Jasta
  7. “Thin Air”-Anathema
  8. “Summer Night Horizon”-Anathema
  9. “Moonshiner”-Pristina
  10. “Battle For Light”-Amorphis

Oldies

  1. “I Want You Back”-Jackson 5
  2. “ABC”-Jackson 5
  3. “The Way You Do The Things You Do”-The Temptations
  4. “Superstition”-Stevie Wonder
  5. “That Girl”-Stevie Wonder
  6. “What’s Going On”-Marvin Gaye
  7. “Shop Around”-The Miracles
  8. “Ask The Lonely”-Four Tops
  9. “Where Did Our Love Go”-The Supremes
  10. “Stop! In the Name of Love”-The Supremes

Pop

  1. “Rolling In The Deep”-Adele
  2. “Give Me Everything”-Pitbull
  3. “Party Rock Anthem”-LMFAO
  4. “The Edge of Glory”-Lady GaGa
  5. “The Lazy Song”-Bruno Mars
  6. “On the Floor”-Jennifer Lopez
  7. “Tonight Tonight”-Hot Chelle Rae
  8. “Don’t Wanna Go Home”-Jason Derulo
  9. “Just Can’t Get Enough”-The Black Eyed Peas
  10. “Good Life”-OneRepublic

Reggae

  1. “One Day”-Matisyahu
  2. “Three Little Birds”-Bob Marley
  3. “It Wasn’t Me”-Shaggy
  4. “Angel”-Shaggy & Rayvon
  5. “Is This Love”-Bob Marley
  6. “Red, Red Wine”-UB40
  7. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”-Bobby McFerrin
  8. “Electric Avenue”-Eddy Grant
  9. “Jamming”-Bob Marley
  10. “I Can See Clearly Now”-Jimmy Cliff

Rock

  1. “Come See About Me”-Tedescho Trucks Band
  2. “Can’t Keep”-Eddie Vedder
  3. “Bridge Burning”-Foo Fighters
  4. “Help Is On The Way”-Rise Against
  5. “Rocket”-Def Leppard
  6. “My Heart Escapes”-Blindside
  7. “Fur Cue”-Seether
  8. “Faceless”-Red
  9. “Only The Young”-Journey
  10. “Dreams”-Fleetwood Mac
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