Summer party songs can be a bit more memorable because of the fun in the sun and the soundtrack to go along with it. Every summer brings on a new batch of songs to jam out to, but the old favorites always seem to make their way onto the playlist.
1. Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
From the soundtrack to “Grease,” it’s nearly impossible not to sing along to this classic summer party song. Combining this song, a group of friends, drinks, and some warm weather makes for a memorable moment every time.
2. All Summer Long – Kid Rock
“All Summer Long” by Kid Rock is a feel good song, perfect for those casual backyard parties. Whether it’s a simple barbecue or a beach bonfire, this song makes you want to grab a beer and sit in a lawn chair.
3. Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa
While you may not remember what you learned in middle school algebra, you might be surprised at how well you know the lyrics to “Shoop.” When Ellen Degeneres can sing every word of the song (which she did in her stand up special, “Here & Now”), there’s proof that the song has universal appeal.
4. Crazy – Aerosmith
The video for “Crazy” helped to enhance the popularity of this song, and quickly appealed to single girls looking to have a summer adventure. The karaoke/stripper scene portrayed in the video is great for your summertime alter ego.
5. California Gurls – Katy Perry
What screams summer more than cupcake boobs and cotton candy clouds? “California Gurls” brings out your fun-loving side, and can make you feel young (even if you’re jamming to it in your kid-filled minivan).
6. It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy
Remember when Diddy was Puff Daddy? “It’s All About the Benjamins” features classic lines like, “Wanna rumble with the Bee, huh?”
7. Crazy In Love – Beyonce feat. Jay Z
Just when you thought Beyonce couldn’t get any better than “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name,” she goes and collaborates with Jay Z to create the ultimate in a summer party song.
8. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
Every summer needs a song you can sing (scream) along to, and “Since U Been Gone” is perfect for a drunken night with the girls.
9. Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) – T-Pain
“Buy U A Drank” is always a favorite when played at the club. Maybe it’s because you can sing along and drop hints for free drinks all at the same time.
10. Big Pimpin’ – Jay Z
Set to a Middle Eastern beat and a video featuring the classic yacht filled with bikini-clad women and rappers, “Big Pimpin” makes you want to unleash your love of hip hop with pride.