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Best Songs of the Summer

Sienna Duffy
The weather has gotten warmer, the tops of Broncos and Jeeps have come off, and an essential summer playlist is needed.

As summer 2024 is just around the corner, it is almost time to update those playlists! Get ready for sunny days and warm nights filled with the best tunes! Let’s dive into the best basic tracks for the summer.

Starting off with slow country we have “Bandaid On a Bullet Hole” by Morgan Wallen, “Tennessee Orange” by Megan Moroney, “Flower Shops” by Ernst, and “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton. They all have a slow beat with catchy melodies that are all fun to sing with your friends.

Next, we have “Supercut” by Lorde, “Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani, and “Doses and Mimosas” by Cherub. These songs are happy and have great vibes for getting ready to go out with your friends.

For upbeat country, we have “Whiskey Friends” by Morgan Wallen, “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” by Old Dominion, “Make Me Wanna” by Thomas Rhett, “Springsteen” by Eric Church, and “Heartache Medication” by Jon Pardi. All of these songs are super happy and fun to sing along to. These songs have a way of putting people in a good mood.

Throwbacks include “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, “Troublemaker” by Olly Murs, “Jackie Chan” by Tiësto and Dzeko, and “Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato. Everyone loves a good throwback and these songs are perfect for that!

For the next category, I’ll start out with “Sundress” by A$AP Rocky, “Lost” by Frank Ocean, “Tumblr Girls” by G-Eazy, “We Are The People” by Empire of the Sun, and “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. All of these songs are the type of songs that I would call the “windows down” type of vibe. These songs are perfect for blasting with the windows down on a warm summer day.

The next category is becoming more popular: house music. House music is a genre that typically has songs with repetitive catchy beats. First, we have “Prada” by Cassö, RAYE, and D-Block Europe, “(IT Goes Like) Nananana (Edit)” by Peggy Gou, and “On My Mind” by Diplo and SIDEPIECE. As I previously mentioned, house music is on the rise. It is more of a controversial genre as many people love and hate it. However, I think that it is great for a good time hanging out with your friends.

These songs are all perfect for various scenarios throughout the warm summer. Whether you need music for a beautiful night after a long day on the lake, a drive with your friends, a lake day, or background music at the cabin, this playlist fits. Music is a necessity and these songs are great additions to your summer playlist if they’re not already on it!

The final category is specific for the graduating seniors, as it is our last summer before heading off to college. To start it off, we have “The Spins” by Mac Miller. Next, we have some sadder ones including, “Slipping Through My Fingers” by Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, “Wherever I Go” by Hannah Montana, and “I’ll Always Remember You” by Hannah Montana. Then we have “7 Summers” by Morgan Wallen and “Even Though I’m Leaving” by Luke Combs. Lastly, we have “Ribs” by Lorde. The songs are perfect for seniors preparing to leave for college. All of these are bittersweet songs for a bittersweet occasion.

These songs are all perfect for a diverse summer playlist: some are upbeat, some are sad and some are in between. There is something for everyone, regardless of your favorite genre. I have high hopes for this summer and I can’t wait!

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