25 Summer Songs That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood


It may not technically be summer yet, but it’s not snowing anymore hooray! Now that you can actually roll down your windows, here are 25 songs to turn up loudly and lower your shades when someone attractive pulls up next to you at a red light. Oh yeah.

1. Spin Doctors – Two Princes

Why is the lead singer trying to get this girl to choose him and also insisting she buy him flowers?

2. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me

Shaggy is either the best defense attorney of all time or the absolute worst defense attorney ever.

3. Nelly – Country Grammar

If “shimmy cocoa puff” means something sexual or illegal, please don’t let me know. I like to just pretend that Nelly really likes cereal and I don’t want that to be ruined.

4. Hanson – Mmmbop

I would’ve loved to have been in the room when the chorus to Mmmbop was written. Also, has anyone ever played it backwards? There has to be demonic messages in there somewhere.

5. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up

I feel like the concept of this video was to take every single thing that screamed 90s and cram it into five magical minutes.

6. J-Kwon – Tipsy

When J-Kwon brags about having a fake ID, I like to pretend he got one so he could go with Zack and Slater to The Attic and dance all night.

7. Paula Abdul – Straight Up

Let me answer your question right now, Paula. Do I want to love you forever? Yes. Yes I do.

8. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)

Do I really need to explain why Ignition is the best?

9. OMC – How Bizarre

The greatest feature a car company could ever offer is to make a vehicle that instantly starts playing this song when your windows roll down.

10. Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin Down

I will not apologize for my love of this song. Hi haters.

11. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

You can try to hit that high note on the chorus, but you’ll cough up blood before you actually get to that level.

12. Weezer – Beverly Hills

Without Googling it, what does the girl say over and over in the chorus? You can’t tell me, can you? No one can!

13. Len – Steal My Sunshine

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Steal My Sunshine is the best worst song of the 90s.

14. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life

You will never find a more upbeat and charming song about drug addiction than this.

15. The Knack – My Sharona

Remember the cover to this album? The one with the girl in the white tanktop with no bra? Preteen me DEFINITELY remembers it.

16. Mariah Carey – Always Be My Baby

It’s impossible to be sad while this song is playing. I want it played at my funeral so everyone dances out of the service.

17. Eve 6 – Inside Out

Eve 6 found that perfect balance of rock and pop that wasn’t fluff, but also wasn’t Powerman 5000. A wonderful blend indeed.

18. Spice Girls – Say You’ll Be There

No one else thinks it’s oddly racist that the one black Spice Girl was referred to as Scary Spice? No one?

19. Dexys Midnight Riders – Come On Eileen

Listen to this song again and tell me it doesn’t sound like it’s ending at least three times then suddenly goes into another chorus. It’s like we’re being pranked.

20. D-12 – My Band

I’m fairly certain there are 415 different rappers on this track. Listen closely and odds are you’ll hear someone you know.

21. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up

I have no idea what it means to “do it ’til we both wake up” but it sounds like a bit much. There’s no way you aren’t chaffing after a night like that.

22. Crazy Town – Butterfly

No other band has tried to look more hardcore while singing the lightest pop songs. It’s hilariously awesome.

23. DMX – Party Up In Here

The radio edit is the best because there’s so many inappropriate words replaced with sound effects that it sounds like the guy from Police Academy being murdered.

24. Lil Wayne – A Milli

Lil Wayne makes several references to the female anatomy that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Please kids, don’t go to Lil Wayne for your health questions.

25. Trey Songz – Bottoms Up

This is one of the top three Nicki Minaj verses of all time. The other two are Monster and My Chick Bad. Don’t argue with me on this because you’re wrong. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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