10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages


Summer has arrived! Summer = beach days and long driving! I feel like at this day and age it’s crazy difficult to find music that appeals to the elders in the family. Whenever I go out with my mom or even my grandma, I’m always cautious about what plays in my car. I also have a 7-year-old niece who is just in love with singing and dancing! As she gets older, the lyrics and content in music is something to be very wary of.

If only the answer was to just to pop on Kidz Bop and that’s that! Of course, being human, I’m sure I can speak for the majority of the world when I say, maybe not! As supportive as I am to what Kidz Bop does, I don’t think I can listen to them 24/7, so here is a list of 10 Summer Songs You Need on Your Playlist for the young and old.

1. Any song by Abba

Growing up my grandma would be humming, singing or just outright blasting Abba in her house! Whether it be Mamma Mia or Dancing Queen, the songs just resonated. Later I realized, my favorite pop group did a whole album covering Abba. Whatever age you are, whoever sings, if it’s an Abba song; it will put you in the greatest of moods!

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

2. Any song by Queen

Just like Abba, there is no losing with Queen. Catchy melodies and mesmerizing lyrics, anyone can sing along! If there’s any other singer or group covering a Queen song, it’s always a definite good time!

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

I don’t think anyone in the world hates this song. The vocals and guitar solo in this song proves that it’s a sound that needs to be shared with all generations. Especially when there’s plenty of covers, auditions and performances can just blow you away.

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

I dare everyone to not dance or sing when they hear this song! It’s impossible, I tell you! I bet anyone can’t even listen to this song without smiling! This is just a feel good, get up, start moving, upbeat, not only summer but everyday type of song. I have yet heard a better version than the one and only Whitney Houston.

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

5. Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts

Popular from the Disney movie Cars, this is the perfect start to the summer and also a perfect start for a road trip which is very fitting for the movie!

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

6. Take On Me – a-ha

There have been so many jokes about this song. The video and the lyrics themselves just can’t help but tickle your funny bone. But the moment this song comes on, you can’t help bobbing your head. Even this cover makes this song even better.

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

7. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

I would consider this song not only a summer song but a perfect karaoke song! A great way to get everyone involved and to party with you! One that lifts everyone’s mood!

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

8. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

This song is the epitome of good times! If this song was brought to the physical world, it would be a “positive vibes” shirt. Its catchy, repetitive chorus will get any person off their seat and ready to tackle the day ahead!

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

9. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

A clear classic! This song has been featured in so many shows and movies and is probably the most recognizable in a favorite movie of mine and my sister’s; White Chicks. It has such beautiful piano play that marries perfectly with Vanessa’s memorable vocals, how could you not be put in a great mood?

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10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

10. Any Catchy Country Song

I don’t know what it is but something about a catchy country song gets the young and old in a good mood.  If it’s not a Shania Twain song or Achy Breaky Heart, any country song is a good addition to the summer playlist. Some other examples are Nothin’ to Lose by Josh Gracin or Horseshoes by Adam Gregory.

10 Summer Songs You Need On Your Playlist For All Ages

Summer should be about relaxation, good times and great company. What better way to enjoy it than with great tunes? Whether it’s a song that hit you right in the feels or a brand new one that you just fell in love with, let it fill your summer and make it a great one!

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