Summertime Songs

Best Summer Songs from the Past 5 Decades to Play this Summer on the Suncoast

There is nothing like an amazing beach or backyard get-together complete with summer songs to add to the ambiance. Whether you are a country, jazz, or rock and roll lover there is something about upbeat tempo’d fun music to keep your summertime vibe alive and memorable. We have taken a trip through memory lane at the top five summer songs from this week in the last five decades. See how many you remember the words to and which were your favorite.

Summer Songs

2011 Top Five List

  • LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
  • Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
  • Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
  • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afro Jack & Nayer – Give me Everything
  • Lil Wayne – How to Love

2001 Top Five Summer Play List

  • Destiny’s Child – Bootlicious
  • Maria Carey – Loverboy
  • Eve featuring Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind
  • Blue Cantrell – Hit ’em up Style
  • Usher – U Remind Me

1991 Blasts from the Past

Summer Songs
  • Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  • Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  • Extreme – More Than Words
  • PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
  • 5 Shamen – Move Any Mountain

1981 Now you are Feeling Nostalgic

  • Diana Ross and Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  • Joey Scarbury – Believe it or Not
  • Kenny Rogers – I Don’t Need You
  • Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
  • The Oak Ridge Boys – Elvira

1971 Might Have to Pull Out some Vinyl for These

  • The Bee Gees – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
  • Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
  • John Denver with Fat City – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • Tommy James – Draggin’ the Line
  • James Taylor – YOu’ve Got a Friend in Me

Some of those definitely will take you back to some summers long in the rearview mirror. The amazing thing about songs is that they have the ability to invoke amazing memories, of the events at which they were playing. What will the soundtrack for your summer party be this year? Or maybe your end-of-year beach bash could include a few of those listed above for a unique walk back over memory lane. Build your own soundtrack of amazing sounds, and memories this summer here on the Suncoast. Happy dancing, singing, and just living your best life as summer 2021 begins to wind down!

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