9 Songs To Get You In The Summer Mood

When I envision summer, a few key words come to mind. Hope. Romance. Heartbreak. Purity. Nostalgia. And so, I compiled a super short (and rather eclectic) playlist that hopefully infuses summery vibes in musical form. Happy listening!

1. Soco Amaretto Lime – Brand New

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Yyf50-s9I%5D

Favorite Lines:

And tonight will go on forever
While we walk around this town, like we own the streets
And stay awake through summer, like we own the heat

2. Fourth Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) – Bruce Springsteen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFHM8HMbWQ%5D

Favorite Lines:
Sandy, the fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight
Forcin’ a light, into all those stony faces
Left stranded on this warm July

3. Jubilee – Mary Chapin Carpenter

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=937sByt9M4E%5D

Favorite Lines:

And when you feel like this, try to imagine
We’re all like frail boats on the sea
Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
Announcing the Jubilee

4. More Adventurous – Rilo Kiley

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfAtMAT1_OY%5D

Favorite Lines:

For me to be saved, and you to be brave
We don’t have to walk down that aisle
Cause if marriage ain’t enough
Well, at least we’ll be loved

5. Recover – Chvrches

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyqemIbjcfg%5D

Favorite Lines:

I’ll give you one more chance
To say we can change or part ways
And you take what you need
And you don’t need me
I’ll give you one more chance
To say we can change our old ways
And you take what you need
And you know you don’t need me

6. All The Things She Said – t.A.T.u.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mGBaXPlri8%5D

Favorite Lines:

I keep closing my eyes, but I can’t block you out
Wanna fly to a place, where it’s just you and me
Nobody else, so we could be free

7. Radio – Lana Del Rey

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFjqZpZZ5jI%5D

Favorite Lines:

Now my life is sweet like a cinnamon
Like a fucking dream I’m living in
Baby, love me ‘cause I’m playing on the radio

8. White Houses – Vanessa Carlton

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3fEJyPrrg%5D

Favorite Lines:

In my heart it’s the five of us, in white houses
And you, maybe you’ll remember me
What I gave is yours to keep, in white houses

9. Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S5LA_c6WT8%5D

Favorite Lines:

There’s a place on the corner of Cherry Street
We would walk on the beach in our bare feet
We were both 18 and it felt so right
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