70+ Refreshing Songs About Summer

Tunes for field day, backyard barbecues, and road trips.

Summer means relaxing poolside, playing at the beach, and sitting around a campfire with s’mores. You’ll need the perfect summer songs for your playlist, whether you’re heading to the amusement park with kids or setting up a backyard dance party.

In the classroom, add these summer songs to your morning meeting, field day, or end-of-year party. You’ll find summer songs here for everyone from preschoolers to grown-ups.

(Some of these summer songs are about love and relationships. As always, please review them before sharing with students to ensure they’re appropriate for the learning environment you’ve created.)

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Classic Summer Songs

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran

Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker

Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yeah, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'?
Yeah, let's twist again, twistin' time is here- songs about summer

“Come on let’s twist again like we did last summer …”

Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas

Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys

Surf City by Jan & Dean

Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters

Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas

California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas

Summer in the City by the Lovin’ Spoonful

Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles

Summer Nights by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels

One summer never ends, one summer never began
It keeps me standing still, it takes all my will
And then suddenly last summer
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“One summer never ends, one summer never began …”

The Boys of Summer by Don Henley

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey

Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Summer breeze
Makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

“Summer breeze
Makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind”

Summer Night City by ABBA

Cruel Summer by Bananarama

Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx

Sun Is Shining by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah
Make you wanna move your dancing feet now
To the rescue, here I am
Want you to know, y'all, can you understand?- songs about summer

“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah …”

That Summer Feeling by Jonathan Richman

Pop Songs About Summer

Steal My Sunshine by Len

Looking for the Summer by Chris Rea

Feels Like Summer by Samuel Jack

We were standing on the edge
With the sand under our feet
We felt like we made it

And now that winter's come and gone
I'm 17 again, my heart is beating stronger
And every time I think of you
It's taking me back there, taking me back there

And it feels like summer

“We were standing on the edge
With the sand under our feet …”

Summer by Calvin Harris

Cover Me in Sunshine by Pink

Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times
Tell me that the world's been spinning since the beginning
And everything will be alright

“Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times …”

Feels Like Summer by Sander van Doorn

Heat Waves by Glass Animals

Sometimes all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been faking me out
Can't make you happier now- songs about summer

“Sometimes all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June …”

Rock Songs About Summer

School’s Out by Alice Cooper

No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers' dirty looks
Out for summer, out till fall
We might not come back at all

“No more pencils, no more books …”

Rock Lobster by the B-52s

Dancing Days by Led Zeppelin

In the Sun by Blondie

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

“Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind …”

Island in the Sun by Weezer

Taylor Swift Songs About Summer

Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift

It's a cruel summer
It's cool, that's what I tell ’em
No rules in breakable heaven
But ooh, whoa oh
It's a cruel summer
With you

“It’s a cruel summer
With you”

August by Taylor Swift  

Style by Taylor Swift

Country Songs About Summer

Summertime Blues by Alan Jackson

Well, I'm a gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About workin' all summer just to try an' earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, to try to get a date
My boss says, no dice, son, you gotta work late
Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
’Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues- songs about summer

“Well, I’m a gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
About workin’ all summer just to try an’ earn a dollar”

Summer Fever by Little Bigtown

A Little More Summertime by Jason Aldeen

Sunny and 75 by Joe Nichols

Sunshine and Summertime by Faith Hill

I said "Hey that's the way we do it
New friends and blue skies that never end
Hey that's the way we like it
Good times, sunshine and summertime"

“I said ‘Hey that’s the way we do it
New friends and blue skies that never end …'”

Summertime by Kenny Chesney

Children’s Songs About Summer

Green Leaves of Summer by Brothers Four

Time To Say Hello To Summer (instrumental)

Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from Lilo and Stitch

There's no place I'd rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I'd surf till the sun sets
Beyond the horizon

“There’s no place I’d rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea”

In Summer from Frozen

Have Fun This Summer! by Jack Hartmann

Sunscreen Song by The Learning Station

Summer Is for Chilling by Danny Go

You know I love to jump and dance around
But sometimes you’ve got to slow down
Been workin’ hard all year and now it’s time
To put my floaties on and just recline- songs about summer

“You know I love to jump and dance around
But sometimes you’ve got to slow down”

Bug Out by the Pop Ups

The Summer Breeze by They Might Be Giants

Summer Songs for Preschoolers

Summer Song by Bindi’s Music and Rhymes

Summer Song by The Singing Walrus

What do you like to do in the summer?
In the summer
I like to swim, oooh
I like to bike, yeah
I like to surf, ooh
I like to hike, yeah

“What do you like to do in the summer?”

Seasons Song: Summer by Wormhole Learning

I Love Summertime by The Singing Walrus

Mr. Golden Sun by Super Simple Songs

Oh Mr. Sun, Mr. Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me

“Oh Mr. Sun, Mr. Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me”

Boom Chicka Boom Summer Dance Song by The Learning Station

Hello Summer Song by Funny Frog

Songs About Summer Fun

Pool Party by Danny Go

The Island Hop by Caspar Babypants

Campin’ Tent by the Okee Dokee Brothers

The Campfire Song Song by Spongebob SquarePants

Let’s gather round the campfire
And sing our campfire song
Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E song

“Let’s gather round the campfire
And sing our campfire song”

On My Bike by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Summer Songs About the Beach

Rockaway Beach by the Ramones  

Let’s Go to the Beach by Super Simple Songs

Let’s go to the beach
We’ll make a sandcastle, build it nice and high
Or we could fly a kite way up in the sky
Then we can play catch, throw around the ball
There’s so much that we could do, I want to do it all- songs about summer

“Let’s go to the beach
We’ll make a sandcastle, build it nice and high”
There’s so much that we could do, I want to do it all

Ocean Jam by Music Movement

Wipeout by the Surfaris

Surfer Shake by the Baby Grands

Riding the Waves by Imagination Movers

Songs About the End of Summer

Summer Moved On by A-ha

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey

Blame It on September by Allstar Weekend

Let's blame it on September
’Cause it hurts to remember
We can fight to hold on
But August is gone
And even if the sun falls
I hope we don't lose it all
’Cause no summer lasts forever
Just blame it on September- songs about summer

“We can fight to hold on
But August is gone”

Summer Love by One Direction

Boys of Summer by Don Henley

So Long Sweet Summer by Dashboard Confessional

Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams

Oh, when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

“Oh, when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever”

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Plus, check out our Big List of School-Appropriate Songs.

From the last day of school to Labor Day, these songs about summer are all you need to sing and dance all summer long.