50 great songs for summer

Playlists are personal things. But summer songs? We reckon there are some staples.

And, if you don’t like our suggestions, which are listed in no particular order, then let us know which songs would make your list.

50 great songs

Boys of Summer - Don Henley (1984)

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles (1969)

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft (1972)

Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves (1984)

Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard (1963)

Hot in Herre - Nelly (2002)

Wild Thing - The Troggs (1966)

Wild Thing - The Troggs (1966)

Rockaway Beach - The Ramones (1977)

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams (1985)

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (1966)

Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas (2003)

Redbone - Childish Gambino (2016)

Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake (2007)

Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (1964)

One Summer - Daryl Braithwaite (1988)

One Summer - Daryl Braithwaite (1988)

California Gurls - Katy Perry (2010)

In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry (1970)

Holiday - Madonna (1983)

On the Road Again - Willie Nelson (1980)

All Summer Long - Kid Rock (2007)

Riptide - Vance Joy (2014)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (1983)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (1983)

Sweat - Inner Circle (1993)

Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)

Push Bike Song - The Mixtures (1970)

Hot Child in the City - Nick Glider (1978)

Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas (1964)

King of the Road - Roger Miller (1965)

Africa - Toto (1982)

Africa- Toto (1982)

It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy (2000)

April Sun in Cuba - Dragon (1977)

Wake Me Up Before You GoGo - Wham (1984)

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (1967)

Let’s Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez (1999)

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool (1971)

Rock Lobster - B52s (1979)

Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes (1983)

Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen (1978)

What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes (1992)

What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes (1992)

Boys are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy (1976)

Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus (2009)

Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC (1978)

Twisting by the Pool - Dire Straits (1983)

Hold Back the River - James Bay (2015)

Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth (1997)

Happy - Pharrell WIlliams (2013)

Red, Red Wine - UB40 (1983)

The Final Countdown - Europe (1986)

MMMBop - Hanson (1997)

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon (1986)

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon