The semester has come to an end, which means it is officially summertime for us college students. Whether you’re going to be taking summer classes, working, going to the beach, or going out of town, here are some songs to add to your playlist:
“Baby, Baby” by The Lemon Twigs
This song has been on repeat. The Lemon Twigs in general have such a summery vibe to them, but this song especially. This is definitely one of those songs to listen to with the windows down when you’re on a road trip.
“Lost In The Paradise” by Gal Costa
I love listening to Bossa Nova all year long but much more so in the summer. Listen to this when you’re laying in the sand, sunbathing at the beach.
“June Bug” by Boyish
This song is not just here because it has June in the title. It is genuinely such a good song, and somehow very underground. It is very romantic and the perfect song for a summer romance.
“Freaking Out the Neighborhood” by Mac DeMarco
This song reminds me so much of hanging out with my close friends, mainly because we would listen to this a lot. It’s such a good song for when you find yourself doing something super lowkey, like going on a walk, or just hanging by the pool with a drink in your hand.
“MANGO” by MICHELLE
This song is on this list for some reason because I like eating mangos in the summer. But in addition to that, I had gone to New York City last summer with a couple friends, and one day we bought mangos from someone on the subway platform. So this song reminds me of that! And of just being in a big, hot city and eating something like mango, or even a snow cone to cool yourself off.
“Center of Gravity” by Yo La Tengo
This song is so cute! It has such a nice, calm vibe that I think would be a perfect supplement to anyone’s summer playlist.
“Too Much Sauce” by Chloe x Halle
This mixtape from Chloe x Halle is so freaking underrated in their discography. Most of the songs are less than a minute or two, but there is a lot of great stuff there. This song is definitely a standout.
“oh my love” by FKA twigs
This freaking song! If this song doesn’t make you feel sexy, then I do not know what will. Trust that I will be listening to this before going out to the clubs and whatnot when I need to get in the mood.
It feels like every week there is an old Pharrell song going viral on Tik Tok, so I have a feeling it is going to be a Pharrell Williams type of summer. Here is one of my favorites!