The Westchester Mag team's favorite summer jams, updated each year with our latest favs.
By Jenny Gelbman
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Summer is the perfect time to drive with the windows down playing your favorite songs or to just spend time listening to music with friends and family while enjoying the sunshine. No matter what you are doing this summer it's important to have the ultimate summer playlist that combines your favorite music, new hit songs, and fun beats that will get you dancing or mellowed out in no time.
In preparation for some good weather and July's celebrations, we asked our staff what their favorite summer jams were. We put them together to make a playlist that will kick start your summer. (Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard and Dancing Days by Led Zeppelin are two of my personal favorites with their catchy lyrics that get stuck in your head all day they keep you in a summer state of mind!)
You can view the list inside Spotify here, or browse the tracklist below and silently judge our taste in music!
Suddenly I See
Soak Up the Sun
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Shut Up and Dance
Set It Off
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynee) Summer Time This Modern Love Rude Girls In Their Summer Clothes Fancy Trolley Wood Walking on Sunshine Lose Yourself to Dance The Sound of Sunshine Summer We are One (Ole Ola) Summer of ’69 Drunk in Love The Boys of Summer Safe With Me Sweet Home Alabama Vacation Run the World (Girls) Dream On I Get Around I Don’t Feel like Dancin’ Happy If You Are a Swamp Donkey I Gotta Feeling Firework Hey Ya!-Radio Mix/Club Mix Just The Way You Are Love Song Drink the Water Empire State of Mind Bubbly Don’t Stop Believin’ Viva La Vida Ocean Avenue Ballroom Blitz Blitzkrieg Bop Carried Away Lazy Eye Take It or Leave It Blister In The Sun Daylight Am I Wrong Electric Twist Any Way You Want It Doses & Mimosas Recover Falling All Summer Long Marvelous Things Sweet Caroline Margaritaville Party in The U.S.A Summer Madness Strawberry Letter 23 Gin And Juice Dancing Days Summertime Island In The Sun River Bank Holiday I Gotta Feeling Firework Classic Big Parade
Sly and the Family Stone
Walk the Moon
Clean Bandit Jess Glynee The Pretty Things Bloc Party Magic! Bruce Springsteen Iggy Azalea Charli XCX Eisley Katrina & The Waves Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams Michael Franti & Spearhead Calvin Harris Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte Bryan Adams Beyonce & JAY Z Don Henley / The Ataris Sam Smith Lynyrd Skynyrd The Go-Go’s Beyonce Aerosmith The Beach Boys Scissor Sisters Pharrell Williams The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys The Black Eyed Peas Katy Perry OutKast Bruno Mars Sara Bareilles Eisley JAY Z Colbie Caillat Journey Coldplay Yellowcard Sweet Ramones Passion Pit Silversun Pickups Cage The Elephant Violent Femmes Matt and Kim Nico & Vinz A Fine Frenzy Journey Cherub CHVRCHES Haim Kid Rock Eisley Neil Diamond Jimmy Buffet Miley Cyrus Kool & The Gang The Brothers Johnson Snoop Dogg Led Zeppelin Sam Cooke Weezer Brad Paisley Madonna The Black Eyed Peas Katy Perry MKTO The Lumineers