It's here! Your Ultimate Summer PlaylistRosie Stoff

Summer is nearly here and you know you need to get your jam on! You need a summer playlist. The perfect one contains songs from various decades, it can (and should!) be listened to either while driving up the coast in a convertible, laying by the pool drinking a margarita, or getting pumped for a summer night out with friends. When I was assigned this article, I thought “Awesome! I love music and making playlists!” Then panic struck. Most of the people who relate to my taste in music are people in their 50s and 60s. My music taste consists of anything from before 1977 … and Katy Perry. I hope this eclectic playlist, of 170 songs, is the perfect fusion of spanning decades to jam out to all summer long! And, if I’m missing something essential, tell us in the comments: What are your favorite summer jams?

King Of The Wild Frontier – Adam & The Ants (1980)
Jaded – Aerosmith (2000)
Velvet Elvis – Alex Winston (20112)
Gasoline – Alpine (2012)
The Girl From Ipanema – Amy Winehouse (2011)
The Weight – The Band (1968)
One Week – Barenaked Ladies (1998)
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (1966)
All Summer Long – The Beach Boys (1964)
California Girls – The Beach Boys (1965)
Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys (1963)
Fun, Fun, Fun – The Beach Boys (1964)
Girl – Beck (2005)
Gamma Ray – Beck (2008)
Fly One Time- Ben Harper and Relentless7 (2009)
Somebody Loves You – Betty Who (2013)
Heartbreak Dream – Betty Who (2014)
You’re In Love – Betty Who (2013)
I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers (2014)
Just A Friend – Biz Markie (1989)
The Tide Is High – Blondie (1980)
Forever Young – Bob Dylan (1974)
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff (1993)
American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1977)
Good Time – Brazilian Girls (2008)
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen (1975)
For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield (1967)
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
You, Ha Ha Ha – Charli XCX (2013)
Want U Back – Cher Lloyd (2012)
Lollipop (Squeak E. Clean) – The Chordettes (2009)
i don’t wanna break – Christina Perri (2014)
Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook remix) – Cornershop (2007)
Shake Some Action – Cracker (2000)
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream (1968)
Lookin’ Out My Back Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
You Make My Dreams – Hall and Oates (1981)
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1982)
Miserlou – Dick Dale (1962)
White Noise – Disclosure (2013)
Well, Well, Well – Duffy (2010)
Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder (2007)
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant (1982)
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (2010)
Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding (2013)
Jungle Drum – Emiliana Torrini (2008)
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song – The Flaming Lips (2006)
Kiss With A Fist – Florence + The Machine (2009)
Apparition – Frank + Derol (2012)
Lightning + Gold – Frank + Derol (2012)
Let It Go – Frank + Derol (2012)
Seasons (Waiting On You) – Future Islands (2014)
What Is Life – George Harrison (1971)
We Got The Beat – The Go Go’s (1980)
Shakin’ All Over – The Guess Who (1965)
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani (2006)
The Wire – Haim (2013)
Don’t Save Me – Haim (2012)
Forever – Haim (2012)
Perfect Day – Hoku (2005)
All Night – Icona Pop (2013)
I Love It – Icona Pop and Charlie XCX (2012)
We Got The World – Icona Pop (2013)
Girlfriend – Icona Pop (2013)
In The Stars – Icona Pop (2013)
On A Roll – Icona Pop (2013)
Light Me Up – Icona Pop (2013)
Fancy – Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX (2014)
New Chick – Iggy Azalea (2014)
Work – Iggy Azalea (2013)
Centerfold – The J. Geils Band (1981)
Volunteers – The Jefferson Airplane (1969)
So Groovy (Reach Out Of The Darkness) – Jocelyn Alice & Right The Stars (2013)
Wavin’ Flag – K’NAAN (2009)
Fatima – K’NAAN (2009)
I Told You So – Karmin (2012)
California Gurls – Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg (2010)
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry (2008)
Roar – Katy Perry (2013)
Dark Horse – Katy Perry and Juicy J (2013)
This Is How We Do – Katy Perry (2013)
International Smile – Katy Perry (2013)
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry (2010)
Firework – Katy Perry (2010)
I Wanna Be Adored – La Fleur Fatale (2007)
Good Times Bad Times – Led Zepplin (1969)
Stand – Lenny Kravitz (2011)
Supermodel – Jill Sobule (1995)
L8 CMMR – Lily Allen (2014)
Hard Out Here – Lily Allen (2013)
New In Town – Little Boots (2008)
The Stoop – Little Jackie (2008)
The World Should Revolve Around Me – Little Jackie (2008)
28 Butts – Little Jackie (2008)
Year Round Summer Love – LoLo (2013)
Tennis Court – Lorde (2013)
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful (1966)
Boomerang – Lucy Schwartz (2013)
Dancing In The Street – The Mamas & The Papas (1966)
How To Be A Heartbreaker – Marina and The Diamonds (2012)
Oh No! – Marina and the Diamonds (2010)
Good Times – Matt Costa (2012)
Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead (2008)
The Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti & Spearhead (2010)
(I’d Go The) Whole Wide World – The Monkees (1987)
Kids In America – The Muffs (1981)
Pumpin Blood – NONONO (2013)
Kodachrome – Paul Simon (1973)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon (1972)
California Sun – Ramones (1977)
Groovin’ – The Young Rascals (1967)
The Zeyphr Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
15 – Rilo Kiley (2007)
That Time – Regina Spektor (2006)
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn (2010)
Dancing On My Own – Robyn (2010)
Cobrastyle – Robyn (2005)
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones (1969)
What I Like About You – The Romantics (1979)
California – Rufis Wainwright (2002)
None Of Your Business – Salt N Pepa (1993)
Girls – Santigold (2013)
Wildfire – Sbtrkt and Little Dragon (2007)
Waka Waka – Shakira (2009)
Never Wanted Your Love – She & Him (2013)
Sweet Darlin’ – She & Him (2008)
In The Sun – She & Him (2010)
Steve McQueen – Sheryl Crow (2002)
Love Is Free – Sheryl Crow (2008)
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow (1993)
Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow (2002)
Chandelier – Sia (2014)
Buttons – Sia (2007)
Boys – Sky Ferreira (2013)
One – Sky Ferreira (2010)
Bitter Rivals – Sleigh Bells (2013)
Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells (2010)
Hot Fun In The Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone (1969)
Baby It’s You – Smith (1969)
Losing You – Solange (2012)
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder (1977)
Santeria – Sublime (1997)
She’s So High – Tal Bachman (1999)
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift (2012)
22 – Taylor Swift (2012)
Our Song – Taylor Swift (2008)
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears (1985)
The Concept – Teenage Fanclub (1991)
Tainted Love – Theodore, Paul et Gabriel (2014)
Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane (1992)
American Girl – Bonnie McKee (2013)
Drive By – Train (2012)
Got To Get Out – Vanboot (2012)
Who Loves The Sun – The Velvet Underground (1970)
Three Marlenas – The Wallflowers (1996)
Opossum – Wardell (2013)
Island In The Sun – Weezer (2001)
I Can’t Explain – The Who (1964)
Going Mobile – The Who (1971)
Magic Bus – The Who (1968)
Mangrove – Young & Sick (2014)
Clarity – Zedd and Foxes (2012)
Stay The Night – Zedd and Hayley Williams (2013)
It’s My Birthday (Remix) – Zero DeZire (2014)
Coastin’ – Zion I and K. Flay (2009)
El Sol – Zwan (2003)
Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In –The 5th Dimension (1969)
California Soul – The 5th Dimension (1968)
How Good It Can Be – The 88 (2003)

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  1. Thanks for the song suggestions! I created a YouTube playlist of all except for 3 of the above songs (they weren’t uploaded). It should show up as Hello Giggles Summer Playlist 2014 if you search for it.