Tough topics seem to be the norm these days on the news and social media. But, sometimes you just want to unwind and relax without being swept up into some sort of drama. So shut off that television or other device and put on some music. If you don’t know what to listen to, here are 10 songs you’ll want to be staples on your summer playlist. You’ll be all set for upbeat listening and on your way to a stress-free or at least, a stress-reduced summer.
Summer Days by Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore and Fall Out Boy
This song will be your latest obsession and will wear out your replay button. Summer Days is a must for your summer playlist. You just can’t listen to this song and be in a bad mood, it’s impossible. A multi-genre masterpiece, this new release is sure to be a summer hit.
Me! by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie
This could be the genre crossover you never knew you needed. But listen to it one time and you’ll realize that you did, in fact, need this song in your life. Sassy and self-aware, this song screams top 10. And you also can’t miss Urie’s unmistakable Panic! at the Disco flavor in just about everything he touches. Fans of both artists will be more than pleased with this song on their summer playlist.
Kill This Love by BLACKPINK
Whether you would like to admit it or not, K-Pop is starting to take over the airwaves in the best way possible. This song is great for female empowerment or just empowerment in general. When you want to crank up the feel-good vibes, this song is a must-hear. And it gets extra bonus points for being a song to help you work up a serious sweat during your next workout.
Power is Power by SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott
If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will certainly recognize the feel of this song because it was inspired by the HBO classic. Even if you aren’t a GOT fan, you will still love this song and the way listening to it makes you feel like a boss. This may be a sleeper hit but this song is not tired in any way.
Boy With Luv by BTS featuring Halsey
Adding Halsey to this track just adds a little bit of extra fire, not that BTS needs any help rocketing to the top of the charts lately. This song makes you want to dance and just feels like the kind of song you should be listening to as the sun sets and the fireflies come out while you are relaxing with your friends this summer.
Paradise by Bazzi
There are so many Bazzi songs you could add to any good vibes playlist. But something about Paradise just brings about the vibes of a hot summer night. You’ll feel loved up, and have those can’t remember not being happy feels. For sure, it will wear out your repeat for a while after you first play the track. So, add this song to your summertime mix and you will not regret it.
I’ve Been Waiting by Lil Peep featuring ILoveMakonnen and Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is making some new music of their own right now because they are all over the features at the moment and those features are fire. It might be a little early to call but anything featuring our favorite boys From Under the Cork Tree is going to be a summer jam. It’s catchy and has a beat that you don’t get tired of, so this song is going to be hot all summer.
Sue Me by Sabrina Carpenter
This is a low key, kind of a breakup song with a message. This is a song about feeling yourself and coming out the other side of a break up feeling stronger. And just like an HBIC, this song provides those feel-good vibes, so add this one to your summer jams playlist for sure. The dreamy rainy day vibe of this song is so infectious and easy to sing along with, you’ll forget it was a breakup song.
Don’t Kill My High by Lost Kings featuring Wiz Khalifa and Social House
This song is all about keeping the mood going and staying happy, regardless of your walk of life. It makes you feel positive and unbeatable and also doubles as another great workout song. Throw on this jam and you can just chill with your friends or go for a run with man’s best friend. But, either way, you will have a good time.
Gucci Rock N Rolla by Snakehips featuring Rivers Cuomo and KYLE
This song is all about feeling confident in yourself and not caring what anyone thinks or has to say about it. It is great to listen to for those great summer vibes. But at the same time, it will remind you that you can do whatever you want because your biggest critic is yourself and no one else matters. Not only is this song a great summer jam, but it is also a massive positivity booster for the whole year.
If you need help padding your summer playlist, throw these songs into the mix and you will be in a great mood in no time. These songs will have you feeling yourself and feeling like anything is possible all summer long. So, where can you go wrong? Regardless of the soaring temperatures, summer is the best time of year for music, hands down. Turn on these songs, turn up the speakers, and get ready for the summer of your life.