The Best Summer Songs of All Time

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Summer is almost here, and no, it doesn’t feel like it.  But maybe this’ll help:  “Rolling Stone” put together a list of the 55 best summer songs of all time.  Why not 50?  I don’t know man, it’s 2020.  Nothing’s going right.


Anyway, here are the Top 20:


1.  “I Like It”Cardi BBad Bunny, and J Balvin

2.  “Dancing in the Street”Martha and the Vandellas

3.  “Summertime Blues”Eddie Cochran

4.  “Old Town Road”Lil Nas X

5.  “School’s Out”Alice Cooper

6.  “In My Feelings”Drake

7.  “California Girls”The Beach Boys

8.  “Rockaway Beach”The Ramones

9.  “Hot Fun in the Summertime”Sly & the Family Stone

10.  “Summer in the City”The Lovin’ Spoonful

11.  “Vacation”The Go-Go’s

12.  “Summertime”DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

13.  “Cruel Summer”Bananarama

14.  “Heat Wave”Snail Mail

15.  “Misirlou”Dick Dale

16.  “Get Lucky”Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers

17.  “Despacito”Luis Fonsi, featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee

18.  “Summer Breeze”Seals & Crofts

19.  “Sleepwalk”Santo & Johnny

20.  “Gin & Juice”Snoop Dogg


(Check out the complete list here.  There’s some more contemporary stuff higher up on the list, like “Constructive Summer” by the Hold Steady, “Hot in Herre” by Nelly, and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” by Vampire Weekend.)