Been wonderin’ what makes a good ‘summer jam’? Probably has to be the type of song that is best enjoyed while blaring on a car radio with the windows rolled down. Feel like I typically prefer slower tempo’d music in the summer, stuff that just kind of rolls along and lazily Although a really good dancey pop song can do the job as well.
Other than that, not really sure as to what the key elements of a summer jam are. Some element of nostalgia is often present. Feel like this is an effort to make you remember days in your childhood when “summer” meant something besides warmer weather. Back when summer meant chasing the ice cream truck, playing in the sprinkler, hanging outside of the movie theater with friends, and being free.
Anyways here are 20 songs (jams) that I deem summer worthy.Some are new some aren’t.
Rich Doors – New Villager
Brazilian Girls – Good Time
Psychic City (Classixx Remix) – YACHT
Our Deal – Best Coast
Swim To Reach The End (Alpaca Remix) – Surfer Blood
Deadbeat Summer – Neon Indian
Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi
Something in Common – Free Energy
99 Secrets – Passion Pit Vs Jay-Z
Night Might – Strange Boys
Burn Bridges – DOM
Lab Test – Reporter
Mexico – The Soft Pack
Veni Vidi Vici – Black Lips
Ambling Alp – Yeasayer
Orange Shirt – Discovery
Heaven\'s on Fire – Radio Dept.
Amsterdam – Peter Bjorn and John
We Own the Sky – M83
I said Hey – Macklemore