Songs of the Summer (that you [probably] won’t find on your local radio station)

The sun is shining (update: it was when I wrote this, now the clouds haven’t parted in a good week), the pools are opening, us college kids are returning home, and the hit songs of summer 2016 are the soundtrack to all these events.

Some hidden gems are lost or forgotten with the rush of the latest hits, and I’ve listed my favorites below:

  1. Summertime – The Mowgli’s
  2. Ride – Twenty One Pilots
  3. Traveling Song – Ryn Weaver
  4. Cigarette Daydreams – Cage the Elephant
  5. Throw Down Your Guns – Wild Belle
  6. Drive – Oh Wonder
  7. Young God – Halsey
  8. Genghis Khan – Miike Snow
  9. Crazy – Kat Dahlia
  10. Spirits – The Strumbellas
  11. There Will Be Time – Mumford and Sons

And since the radio is one my guilty (but not really that guilty) pleasures, I can’t not praise the happy, dance party worthy songs streaming as of late. Some of my favorites from this summer so far:

  1. Close – Nick Jonas
  2. Ophelia – The Lumineers
  3. Me, Myself & I – G-Eazy
  4. Indian Summer – Jai Wolf
  5. Lush Life – Zara Larsson


Hopefully the sun will be back shining down on us soon and you can blast these tunes with the windows down!




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