65 Summer Songs to Play On Repeat

A Hot Summer Playlist With 65 Summer SOngs

You’re going to want to save this post because it contains 65 of the best summer songs that will have you singing all season long! These songs are perfect for all of your pool days, road trips, BBQs, you name it.

The best part? We created a summer playlist on Spotify that you’ll find linked at the bottom of this post. Trust us when we say you will be listening to this playlist on repeat!

We've created the hottest summer playlist for 2023. | The Dating Divas
The hottest summer playlist for 2023

Songs About Summer: 15 Songs That Have “Summer” Or “Sun” In the Title

We think it goes without saying that the best summer songs have “summer” or “sun/sunshine” in the title. With that in mind, we’ve started this post with 15 songs about summer that will set the tone for the hottest time of the year!

Gather your friends and play these summer songs on repeat all season long. | The Dating Divas
A group of friends listening to summer songs

1. Summer Nights by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

2. Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

3. Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran

4. Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful

5. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

6. Soak up the Sun by Sheryl Crow  

7. Chasing the Sun by Hillary Duff

8. Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

9. Sunshine Girl by J Boog ft. Peetah

10. Sun Is Shining by Bob Marley

11. Island in the Sun by Weezer

12. Summertime by Kenney Chesney

13. Beat This Summer by Brad Paisley

14. When the Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker

15. Slow Down Summer by Thomas Rhett

50 Summer Songs For An Epic Road Trip

These summer songs are perfect for all your road trips! | The Dating Divas
A girl listening to summer songs on a road trip

Who doesn’t love a bit of karaoke during a long car drive?! These aren’t necessarily “summer songs” (only because most of them don’t mention anything about summertime), but we’ve got a great mix of some oldies-but-goodies, popular hits, and songs that hit differently when the sun is shining. So … who’s ready to roll the windows down and sing along?

16. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

17. California Gurls by Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg

18. Kokomo by The Beach Boys

19. Sugar, Sugar by The Archies

20. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by The Edison Lighthouse 

21. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

22. La Bamba by Ritchie Valens

23. It’s Gonna Be Me by *NSYNC

24. Wannabe by Spice Girls

25. Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts

26. Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson

27. Boom Boom Boom Boom!! by Vengaboys

28. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow

29. Perfect Day by Hoku

30. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

31. Do You Believe in Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful

32. Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede, Bjorn Skifs

33. Mr. Blue Sky by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)

34. Y.M.C.A. by Village People

35. Waterloo by ABBA

36. Car Wash by Rose Royce

37. My Sharona by The Knack

38. Me And Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon

39. Firework by Katy Perry

40. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers

41. September by Earth, Wind & Fire

42. The Tide Is High by Blondie

43. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

44. Remember This by Jonas Brothers  

Our summer playlist contains several songs from across the eras. | The Dating Divas
A girl attending a festival of summer songs in 2023

45. Rollercoaster by Jonas Brothers

46. Better When I’m Dancin by Meghan Trainor

47. Somebody Like You by Keith Urban

48. Hey DJ – Meghan Trainor, Sean Paul, & CNCO

49. Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber  

50. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

51. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

52. Major Tom by Shiny Toy Guns

53. You Make My Dreams Come True by Daryl Hall & John Oates

54. Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti & Spearhead

55. Never by Moving Pictures

56. Take On Me by a-ha 

57. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons

58. On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

59. Dance With Me Tonight by Olly Murs

60. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones

61. Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

62. Someday by Kygo, Zac Brown

63. Saturday in the Park by Chicago

64. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith

65. Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles

Your Hot Summer Playlist for 2023

This summer playlist contains hot music for 2023. | The Dating Divas
A girl listening to a summer playlist for 2023

Now that you’ve looked through all the best summer songs on this list, it’s time to add our 2023 Hot Summer Playlist to your collection and start listening on repeat!

Looking for other playlists that we’ve created? Check out some of our favorites:

Happy listening, and happy summer!

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I am an avid DIY'er, a Disney lover, and an amateur foodie! Chips & salsa, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper are a few of my favorite things. I'm married to my best friend who is literally my Prince Charming, and I'm a mommy to three darling kiddos! You'll often find me in the kitchen baking something chocolatey, or snuggled up on the couch listening to a good book or true crime podcast.

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