Beat Boredom: 14 Songs to Add to Your Ultimate Summer Playlist

14th Jul 2013 / By Guest Contributor


There is no better time for great music than summer! Whether you are relaxing on the beach, going for a jog, or hosting a pool party, music is always a good idea. In this installment of our Anti-Boredom Month blog series, we’ve compiled a list of 15 songs to complete your ultimate summer playlist.

“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, TI: With a sound that can be compared to Prince, this song offers racy lyrics with a funky beat easily making it the song of the summer! Thicke uses his classic falsetto to go along with the irresistible rhythm of the song.

“BBC” by Jay-Z: This upbeat song off Jay-Z’s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, features top chart artist, Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé. This Pharrell-produced song is perfect for summer outings and workouts.

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons: This song has been climbing the charts and will easily be the biggest rock hit of the year. This electronic rock and dubstep mix is perfect for a morning jog. With intense lyrics and a strong beat its sure to get your blood pumping.

“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, Nelly: This fast passed country ballad is perfect for a drive down the coast. The lyrics lay along a light breezy beat poses everything that represents summer.

“Friday Nights” Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion: Oh the fun, intrigue, and chase of summer love. This song sums it up so well. This dancey beat evokes the style of the 80’s, in 2013 style. This is a great song for long summer roadtrips or pre-gaming for a night out.

“Right Now” by Rihanna ft, David Guetta: What could be better than a Rihanna and David Guetta track? Electronic mixed with pop makes this hit perfect for a night out.

“Clarity” by Zedd: This song is all about detail, every note has been placed in its perfect position. The lyrics evoke emotion while the beat makes you want to dance. A perfect blend to create an original dance song.

“The Way” by Ariana Grande: With a voice reminiscent of Mariah Carey, Ariana Grandes new single unexpectedly shot to the top of the charts. The song has piano riffs mixed with a bit of an R&B feel.

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams: This song is something like a modern take on an old disco toon. Pharrell lends his vocals to go along with the infectious beat. The bridge offers the perfect opportunity to clap along.

“I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes: This country hit works for sun tanning at the beach or going for a jog. A true romantic with a soulful voice, Hunter Hayes offers an interesting melody in this song.

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii: With his album due to drop in September, Avicii is making a statement with his new single. The song offers a blend of electric, soul, and bluegrass music while still keeping that Avicii flare.

“Marvin & Chardonnay” by Big Sean ft. Kanye West and Roscoe Dash: Perfect for a dance party or outdoor get together. This song has a throwback feel to it.

“Sleep In The Park (Twins Shadow Remodel)” by Solange ft. D’Angela Lacy: Solange Knowles may be the little sister to a pop icon, but her new album offers a tone that is completely her own. This remodel offers a sexy vibe mixed with the feel of a vintage record.

“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie featuring Qtip, Goonrock: Perfect for a pool side party. This upbeat jam will be sure to have all your guest up and dancing. The saxophone riffs give this song a vintage edge appropriate to go along with The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

What songs are you listening to this summer?

-Morgan M



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