Some sunny tunes for daydreaming about summer.
By Soraya Keiser
My weather app says it feels like -22 degrees outside right now, but at least I can pretend that it’s hot enough to complain about the humidity. Enter the perfect Spotify playlist for the occasion: Summer state of mind. It has all the essential feel-good, breezy tracks that will put even a Minnesotan in February in a balmy mood. So whether I feel like road-tripping across the country, eating melty Bomb Pops or tanning poolside, this playlist helps me daydream my economics homework away:
- “Take It Easy” by Surfaces
Summer is a time to unwind and well, take it easy. Your goal is to embody this song. 3… 2… 1… GO!
- “Light As Anything” by Cory Wong
The vibes in the song are immaculate. I mean, do you hear that electric guitar?
- “Pineapple Skies” by Miguel
Miguel has one of the most beautiful voices that I have ever heard. This song makes me so happy for no good reason.
- “Walking On A Dream” by Empire of the Sun
Few songs top this one as a part of the quintessential teen summer playlist.
- “Getaway” by Saint Motel
A lot of Saint Motel’s music reminds me of summer adventures, so I was tempted to add at least five of their songs to this playlist. Alas, they didn’t all fit.
- “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
I know this song is overplayed, but it’s Just. So. Catchy.
- “Day Tripper” by The Beatles
Daytripping to the lake is hands down one of the best summer activities to ever exist.
- “Runaway Kids” by HARBOUR
This song makes me want to jump off a dock with all my friends right as the sun hits the horizon and the sky becomes all orange and pink.
- “Blame It on Me” by George Ezra
Picture this: Shades on. Windows down. Zooming up Scenic Highway 61. Not a cloud in the sky. What a perfect day.
- “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
I will admit that I’m not the biggest country fan, but this song really does have great summer vibes.