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10 Songs for the ultimate summer playlist

Written by Sarai Clark June 10, 2022


The days are growing longer, the temperatures are rising, and the shorts are getting shorter. Although the summer solstice doesn't happen until June 21st, summer is here. Our sunny season always brings the vibes of freedom and adventure. Travel and discovery of the brand new world that births from the sun’s loving heat. No matter what you do this summer, make it a memorable one. Take chances, fall in love, and dance on the tables. The seemingly everlasting feel of summer can make you feel like you’re the star of the show and on top of the world, and every main character needs their own soundtrack! Here are 10 songs to add to your summer soundtrack for 2022 to heat up the next three months.


Summer Tights by DPR LIVE (IITECOOL - EP) 2021

This is a very flirty, fun, and even fashionable song. The tempo of this track feels present, and lively, and can put you in a groove. The consistent electric guitar combined with the drum bass makes the song nearly addictive and is what helps put a staple in this song’s vibe. DPR LIVE has an excellent flow and lyrical creativity that puts the cherry on top of this summer (tights) jam.


Paradise by Snowsa (Paradise - Single) 2021

The horns that welcome us into this song bring the feeling of being in your element, having the time of your life, and being on top of the world all at the same time. The song wastes no time to reel you in with Snowsa’s addictive rasp combined with the instrumental that enchants you into a rhythm of dance. Snowsa expresses their Caribbean roots in the instrumental and lyrical aspects of this song, giving it an extra layer of heat from the islands.


Blasé by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Rae Sremmurd & Future [Louis the Child Remix] (Blasé ft. Rae Sremmurd & Future Remixes) - 2015

An unconventional summer jam, yet it still fits the vibes of a long drive with the windows down and the volume cranked. These pioneering artists in the rap game combine with the electronic side of the music scene to bring in a unique element of sound. The instrumental is empty but not voiding. It works perfectly and creates an atmospheric vibe that can immerse you into the motions of the summer breeze.


Party with a Jagaban by Midas the Jagaban (Party with a Jagaban - Single) 2020

This song is in its own genre of groove. The beat makes your head bop and your body move. For this track, the power is all in the hook and the chorus. It is catchy, stylish, and a bit quirky in its lyrical essence and construction of the instrumental. The Caribbean vibe from the instrumental as well helps bring in the element of a good time under the sun.


Still Lonely by SEVENTEEN (First ‘LoveLetter’ - Album) 2016

Vernon, one of the group’s rappers, starts o the song mentioning the ocean, which already gives this track the seasoning of a summer’s beach day. While the lyrics of this track are a bit melancholic, the sound makes you feel fun and its welcoming. Enjoying the warm and refreshing air with this song on can revitalize any mood and put you in any kind of groove.


Our Time by Lil Tecca (Our Time - Single) 2020

When listening to this song, shoulders roll and heads bump. This song comes and goes as fast as the summer lasts. Its flow gives a presence of late-night drives, darties, and a beach day soundtrack. Tecca gives us a simple but eective track with this one. Its length makes it even more irresistible to keep on repeat throughout your days.


Prayers Up ft. Travis Scott & A-Track by Calvin Harris (Funk Wav Bounce Vol.1) 2017

The entirety of this Calvin Harris album is peak summer energy. This song is being chosen specifically because of the laid-back yet groovy and fun vibe it brings through the instrumental. Travis Scott’s well-known adlibs, flow, and lyrical excellence brings in an element that wouldn’t be there without him. This song can make you feel blessed for the good times you’re living through during the heat of the moment. Not to mention, the last minute of this track is so groovy and quirky in sound.


Lalala ft. Chung Ha by Babylon (Lalala ft Chung Ha - Single) 2017

The bump of the bass and the calypso grace are key points to this song being included in your summer soundtrack. The lyrics speak of pink oceans, living your life, flirtations, and drinks- all details to make the summer a little more special. This song is fun and charming in its sound. The masculine and feminine vocal contrast add a lovely element to this track as well.


Big Dawg Status by RARE Sound, K CAMP, True Story Gee (Rare Family - Album) 2020

The cover art here gives me the vibes of summer. A big group of friends, drinks, smoke, food, and a private pool? Elite! This is the kind of song you play to hype you and your friends up on the way to the function. The pace of the lyrical flow resembles the fast lifestyle that summer can bring out of us. The instrumental is simple and doesn’t have a shock element but it works for being a nice easy song to add to the jam rotation.


SUMMER by BROCKHAMPTON (SATURATION II - Album) 2017

Not everyone feels that stereotypical energy that summer projects, and that is okay! This song circulates over the concept of summer and romance, yet it is mellow and a bit melancholic in its nature. It makes for an aesthetic somber summer piece. Perfect for staring up at the starry night sky in the middle of July thinking of a current or past love.

© Down To Earth '22

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