Songs for Sunny Days

There are certain songs that just make me think of summer. At the beginning of June, the first thing I did was make a "start of summer" playlist on Spotify. Then on my other blog, Carina and I put together our own summer playlist. And still, that wasn't enough for me! I kept thinking I wanted a playlist of old favorites (meaning it didn't come out in the past year) that I've returned to over and over again to remind me of warm, sunny weather.

Before I took the time to listen to all my playlists on Spotify and run through the songs on my iPhone (this was serious business, you guys), I had an idea of what the songs would be like. I thought most of them would be dance-y, super upbeat and potentially bubblegum pop. But it was the opposite! They're all happy but pretty chill. The "loudest" song is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by STRFKR but honestly, I usually want that song on every playlist I make.

But now that I think about it, it makes sense. When I think of summer, I imagine getting in as much relaxing and sun as possible. So hopefully these songs will make you think of those things too!

1. Weezer Island in the Sun 6. Kindness House
2. Summer Heart I Wanna Go 7. The New Beatles Here Comes the Sun
3. Young the Giant I Got 8. Corinne Bailey Rae  Go Put Your Records On
4. STKFKR Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun 9. Beyonce XO
5. Turbo Fruits She Said Hello 10. Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing)

What are you favorite summer songs?


  1. Embarrassingly, I don't know a few of these songs. I definitely have to remedy that. It made me smile to see Weezer on this list. I made a "Bad Days" mix in college (for class credit no less!) of songs to listen to on a bad day to cheer yourself up and a few Weezer songs made it on there too.

  2. Aw, I love your multiple playlists! That's so awesome. I need to start creating certain playlists for certain seasons since I can pick out songs that were "important" to me or ones that I really loved over certain periods of time.

    Sorry I sent you the longest run on sentence ever. :(

    I agree with Island In The Sun! That song just makes me happy. So does Go Put Your Records On. <3 I know Young The Giant a little, I need to check out this song.

    My current favorite summer songs are:
    Confetti, Breathe In. Breathe Out., Stay In Love, and Tattoo by Hilary Duff
    Run Away With Me, Emotion, Gimme Love, Boy Problems, Making The Most Of The Night, Let's Get Lost, LA Hallucinations, and I Didn't Just Come Here To Dance by Carly Rae Jepsen

  3. You've got some really nice music there that I can't wait to give a listen to!
    My current playlist is basicaly consisting of slow, melodic and depressing songs, not sure why, I think because it's Winter down here in South Africa! ;)

  4. ISLAND IN THE SUN & XO are just so perfect Rachel! <3

  5. I love this playlist! I'm particularly fond of Island in the Sun and Here Comes the Sun; both of these songs have always brought me summer vibes ;)


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