The lazy dog days of summer are about relaxing, having fun, and not caring about what tomorrow might bring. Here are ten songs that are laid-back, easy going, and perfect for this type of season.
10. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen: Last year this song was everywhere, especially during the summer. It was so popular during the summer time that radio DJ s said it was the song of the summer. On YouTube.com the song has almost 500 Million views as of right now. This song is extremely catchy and has a constant up-beat tempo. The song focus on meeting a guy that you think is hot and giving him your phone number, hoping he will call you hence the title “Call Me Maybe.”
9. “I Love It” by Icona Pop: A new song by two Swedish women who are DJs that meet in 2009. The song starts off with an electro house music beat that leads to the opening lyrics…”I got this feeling on this summer day when you were gone, I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched I let it burn…I don’t care, I love it…” And the song repeats over and over. The song is about not caring about what happens during one summer day. the song has a great beat that gets you hooked and makes you want to dance.
8. “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons: An American Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas. They have been active since 2008, but only recently they have come out with their top of the chart music hit “It’s Time.” Their album “Night Visions” is full of great songs, like “Demons”, “Radioactive” , “On Top of the World.”
7. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers: A simple, short, and sweet song that will make you want have a summer fling. The band a Folk band from New Jersey who have been together since 2005 made their hit song last year. It didn’t get air until late spring early summer, but once the song was on the radio everyone was in love with it.
6. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore: A party anthem song that came out on time during the summer. Macklemore is an American rapper who rapped with Ryan Lewis in the popular song “Thrift Shop.” “Can’t Hold Us” is about having the time of your life, and not caring about what others say.
5. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO: Even though this song came out two summers ago, it is still played every summer. LMFAO is a electronic dance music duo, who have entertained their audience with electro house music songs i.e. “Party Rock Anthem” and “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” which is also a summer hit.
4. “Boys of Summer” by The Eagles: When I was a kid my friends and I would sing this song every summer. I never know how old it was until I goggled the band’s name ‘The Eagles.’
3. “Soak up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow: Before LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” song their was another summer anthem song that made people want to cool down during the hot days of summer.
2. “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys: One of my old-time favorite summer songs, “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys is a classic summer fun song. It has the word ‘surfing’ in its title, surfing is a fun sport people do at the beach; therefore it is and always will be a summer fun song. And the legendary Beach Boys sang it!
1. “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith: The definition of what summer is all about is written down in this song. I love the beat, the raps and lyrics, and the music video.
Let me know what summer songs you like