Rockin’ Summer Playlist
Now that I’ve fully admitted to the fact that I really don’t enjoy winter, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m already craving summer. Actually, I’ve been daydreaming about the beach since the third week of November (yes, that’s when the bitter cold starts to seep in at Oswego). So it makes sense that music about summer tends to pump me up the most during my workouts. The pulsating beats that go along with the warm-weather lyrics syncs with my heartbeat and I always find myself running farther, spinning faster and pumping out more reps.
In the hope that winter decides to be a shorter season this year, here are some of my top workout tunes that are mostly about summer in some way or another. There’s a mix of old stuff with new and warm-up tunes with fast-flowing beats. Enjoy!
“Summerboy” by Lady Gaga — She makes it clear that she’s only interested in a summer romance, but wants to make it a summer to remember. Who can blame her?
“18 Till I Die” by Bryan Adams — Summer always makes me think of younger years.
“Boys in the Summer” by Jessie James — One of my all-time faves. I can’t help but sing every time it plays.
“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher — Summer love found at a beach party, maybe?
“Endless Summer” by Cascada — Hoping that summer love will never end.
“Day ‘n’ Night” by Kid Cudi — They’re practically the same when you’re young and it’s summer.
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry — “Daisy dukes, bikinis on top.” Enough said.
“Summer Love” by Justin Timberlake — Who doesn’t want to think about J.T. with his shirt off?
“Memories” by David Guetta and Kid Cudi — This is mostly just about partying, but it has a great techno beat.
“Starstruckk” by 3OH!3 and Katy Perry — For those of you who love being single, especially during summer.
“Call N’ Return” by Hellogoodbye — Tryin’ to have fun in the sun while still missin’ someone. (Good rhymes, eh?)
“All Summer Long” by Kid Rock — Kid Rock manages to capture some of the greatest things about this season in one song.
“Boys of Summer” by The Ataris — This song is completely different from the similarly named track by Jessie James, but I love them both.
What summer tunes do you like? Are you, like me, hoping summer comes quick?