Sounds Of Summer

Summer is a time for vacation, relaxation, parties, road trips and, of course, good tunes. It is a time when new music comes out and old music is revived, but above all, summer is when musicengraves memories that will last forever. If road trips, parties or just relaxing are a part of your summer forecast, ear candy is a definite must. Here are a few recommends for the upcoming summer:

Sounds of a Summer Road Trip

Summers are notorious for road trips—the gathering of friends in a beat-up car, traveling to who knows where and listening to good music. Here is a play list of classic songs for those times when, despite your lack of vocal abilities, you just need to belt it out with your friends!

“ABC” – Jackson Five

“Babba O’Riley” – The Who

“Free Falling” – Tom Petty

“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield

“Boys of Summer” – Don Henley

“The Joker” – Steve Miller Band

“Tiny Dancer” – Elton John (or covered by Ben Folds)

Sounds of Summer Dance Parties

When the summer groove finds your path, dance parties are inevitable. Whether with a close group of friends, complete strangers or simply a solo dance party, here are a few tunes to help coax even the shyest of shy to find their inner groove.

“The Rockafeller Skank” – Fatboy Slim

“Defcon” – Supersystem

“Seventeen Years” – Ratatat

“Move Your Feet” – Junior Senior

“Feel Good Inc.” – The Gorillaz

“Soul Education” – Jamiroquai

“If I Ever Feel Better” – Phoenix

“Dancin’ with Myself” – The Donnas

Sounds of Summer Chillin’

Just want to kick back for the summer? After all, that’s what summer is for, right? Relaxation … Here is a list of tunes that you can chill out to—kick back, and let these beats work some magic.

“Tom’s Diner” – Suzanne Vega

“Love Story” – Malcom Kipe

“Spring to Kingdom Come” – Flunk

“Slippin’” – Fingathing

“Gravity Rides Everything” – Modest Mouse

See Also

“Why Is My Sleeping Bag a Ghetto Muppet” – Chin Up Chin Up

“Another Day” – Album Leaf

“Undenied” – Portishead

Sounds of Summer Fun

What could be more enticing about summer than it just being fun! Whatever you do, whatever you listen to, have fun. Some of these songs are old, some new and some are a little odd … Here are songs that put me in the right mood for summer!

“Alive & Amplified” – The Mooney Suzuki

“Light & Day” – Polyphonic Spree

“Before This Time” – Ollabelle

“Goodnight, Goodnight” – Hot Hot Heat

“The Bird That You Can’t See” – Apples in Stereo

“Lost in the Supermarket” – The Clash

“Nothing Better” – Postal Service

“Sound of Settling” – Death Cab for Cutie

[Tory J. Dolan spends her summers (falls, winters and springs) in Wisconsin. She realizes that ABBA didn’t make the play list, and for that she apologizes.]

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