As everyone knows, there is nothing like a summer drive. Sun shining, windows rolled down, breeze blowing through your hair…it’s an idyllic scene. In fact, the only thing that can make it better is the perfect playlist. Here are ten of the best tunes to get your summer drive rolling!
1. Matt and Kim – Daylight: Is there a better summer song? From the carefree lyrics to the fun piano-driven beat, “Daylight” is the perfect song for tapping your fingers on the steering wheel.
3. Michael Franti and Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You): Arguably one of the happiest songs of all time, the upbeat “Say Hey (I Love You)” actually sounds like a day on the beach in some exotic locale.
4. James Blunt – Stay the Night: Far-removed from the wistful single “You’re Beautiful,” Blunt sings of sunny skies and budding summer love in this mood-boosting tune.
5. Bob Marley – One Love: What summer playlist would be complete without a little Marley? The reggae icon offers the perfect laid-back driving tune.
6. Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks: You won’t be able to resist whistling along to this catchy warm-weather hit. With its resilient drum beat and airy feel, all you need is your Ray-Bans for the ultimate summer experience in cool.
7. blink-182 – Feeling This: blink’s Tom DeLonge may sing of smiles “fading in the summer,” but “Feeling This” has the opposite effect.
8. Sammy Adams – All Night Longer: Sammy Adams’ irreverent hit might not be family-friendly enough to blare at stoplights, but it certainly will have you bopping around in your seat.
9. Dispatch – The General: More relaxed than some other entries on this list, “The General” is a pleasant reggae hit that will definitely get you in the vacation mood.
10. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road: Closing out the list is classic ballad “Thunder Road.” As the Boss sings, “What else can we do now except roll down the windows and let the wind blow back your hair?”