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The Top Ten Songs for the Perfect Summer Drive


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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 – DaylightIs 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.

2. MGMT – KidsWhether you’re reminiscing about your childhood or just acting like a kid, MGMT’s electronic jam sets the tone for a summer day as carefree as the last day of school.

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 NightFar-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 LoveWhat 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 FolksYou 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 Thisblink’s Tom DeLonge may sing of smiles “fading in the summer,” but “Feeling This” has the opposite effect.

8. Sammy Adams – All Night LongerSammy 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 GeneralMore 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 RoadClosing 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?”

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