The sun is shining, and summer is finally here.
If you're anything like me, music is a big part of the season. From the Beach Boys to the Stones, there are some songs that just put me in the mood for a backyard barbecue or a long road trip.
I searched my iTunes collection for the words "summer" and "sun" and came up with quite a few songs—along with several tunes that just remind me of warm weather, for whatever reason. Here's my official summer playlist:
- Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes
- The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
- The Beatles: Good Day Sunshine
- Belle and Sebastian: Song for Sunshine
- Chad & Jeremy: A Summer Song
- Cults: Go Outside
- Don Henley: Boys of Summer
- Fleet Foxes: Sun It Rises
- King Harvest: Dancing in the Moonlight
- Mungo Jerry: In the Summertime
- Rilo Kiley: Spectacular Views
- The Rolling Stones: Street Fighting Man
- Sly & the Family Stone: Hot Fun in the Summertime
- Will Smith: Summertime
What about you? What song or artist makes you automatically think of summer? Share your playlist suggestions by clicking the "comment" button and leaving a note below.