Summer is finally upon us. Summer nights almost have a magical effect on people. It’s a time where people are either on vacation, dreaming about being on vacation or are having just general fun. This is a list dedicated to 11 different songs that will make you passionate about your summer love just a little bit more. Whether you’re enjoying a casual fling or you think you may have actually found someone to take with you into the next season, this list is for you. From old to new, there is a song here to fit everyone and every mood. These are songs to fall in love to all summer long.
1. Your Love by The Outfield
While I don’t condone cheating, this is a really fun, albeit, daring song. This isn’t just a song to fall in love to, it’s the kind of song you have fun too. Granted love can come out of the most passionate of flings, this song is simple and straight forward. Plus, who hasn’t dreamt about going to a new town and falling in love with someone who you’ll probably never see again? It’ll be like John Hughes actually directed your life.
2. Summerboy by Lady Gaga
This song is from Lady Gaga’s debut album The Fame. It perfectly describes what it feels like to have a fun, carefree fling during the hottest season of the year. You’ll look back fondly on this song because it’s just pure fun.
3. Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
This song isn’t just a fantastic song to fall in love to, it’s a great pop-punk song. Anyone who was raised in the early 2000s can easily belt along with this tune. It’s a great song to remind you of what it felt like to be a teenager or young adult in love.
4. Summer Love by Chelsea Cutler
This is a cover of a Justin Timberlake song. While the original is great, this stripped down version is more sultry. This is actually a song you’d want to play when the object of your affection is on your mind.
5. Island In The Stream by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
This song is absolutely ridiculous, and it is absolutely amazing. Hopefully whoever you fall in love with this summer is cool enough to sing karaoke with because this number will blow the roof off of any bar. It’s such a feel good song but it’s also incredibly cute.
6. If It’s Lovin’ That You Want, Pt. 2 by Rihanna
Before Rihanna was completely edgy, taking the fashion world by storm and dominating Sephora sales, she was dedicated to her island roots. This song is off of her sophomore album A Girl Like Me. This is an oftentimes overlooked song, which is surprising because it’s fantastic. This is a rather spicy number which is perfect to lift your confidence before any date.
7. Let’s Get Married by The Bleachers
This is one of those perfect songs to fall in love to because it’s just happy. It’s an incredibly peppy song that’s fun and energetic. It will make you feel even more excited than you already are to see your crush, fling or significant other during the warmest season of the summer.
8. Springsteen by Eric Church
Now this song is a bit more somber than the others. It isn’t so much a song to fall in love to as it is a song to reflect on a past love. For some summer means returning back to a town you haven’t been to for months or even years. With this song, Church sings about a young love that slipped away. They’re not sad about it, they’re just nostalgic. Wondering if their old partner would remember them despite how much time went by. Or if that one special tune would ignite an old spark.
9. We Owned The Night by Lady Antebellum
This song just sounds like summer. It’s upbeat and happy, but with a fleeting sound that you just can’t quite place. Not every love song is an epic movie, some are short films but that doesn’t mean they aren’t any less important. This is one of those songs to falling love to because it will make you think of summer nights and falling in love with your high school sweetheart.
10. Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift
How is this not a song you fall in love to? Granted it’s more of a yearning song than anything else. It’s a perfect song to listen to if you’re visiting a vacation spot again. Maybe last year you weren’t able to get the most out of your summer fling, and if you’re lucky they still think of you when they’re still thinking of your head on their chest.
11. Summer Nights by Grease Cast
Okay, you can’t have a list of songs to fall in love with during summer without this classic number. While you may not actually listen to this with the objective of your affection, unless they’re really cool, it’s still a great song. This is the song you would sing with your friends when you’re recreating all of your adventures with your crush. It’s a fun song and that’s exactly what summer loves should be, fun.