Journalism’s summer playlist

Great songs to listen to all summer long


Payton Gross, Staff Writer

Summer break is almost here! With that being said, here is a collection of some of our favorite songs to blast on repeat during the summer. Whether it’s a day at the beach, or chilling in the backyard with some friends, these are a vibe.

Recommendations from sophomore Payton Gross

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

One Love – Bob Marley

On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz

Mr. Jones – Counting Crows

Daylight – Joji

Come Together – The Beatles

Good Riddance – Green Day

No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley

Hotel California – Eagles

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Santeria – Sublime

Candy Paint – Post Malone

Neon Guts – Lil Uzi Vert and Pharelle Williams

September – Earth, Wind, and Fire

My Own Worst Enemy – Lit

Somebody That I used to Know – Gotye

Pretty Boy – Joji

Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Linger – The Cranberries

Heat Waves – Glass Animals

Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

No Rain – Blind Melon

Buddy Holly – Weezer

Basket Case – Green Day

good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo

My Hero – Foo Fighters

Redbone – Childish Gambino

Surfin USA – Beach Boys

Hey Ya – Outkast

Jailhouse – Sublime

Weekend – Mac Miller

Congratulations – Post Malone

Like a Soccer Mom – Ski Mask the Slump God

The worst Guys – Childish Gambino

Recommendations from junior Carla Roby

Dancing Queen- ABBA/mamma mia! Soundtrack

Highway to Heaven (English Version)- NCT 127

Drops of Jupiter- Train

Heaven’s Cloud- Seventeen

Dear Sputnik- TXT

Tamed-Dashed- ENHYPEN

Outro: Wings- BTS

Into the I-Land- I-Land

Irreplaceable- NCT dream

Our Summer (Acoustic version)-TXT

Wildest dreams- Taylor Swift

Style- Taylor Swift

Message in a Bottle- Taylor Swift

Recommendations from senior Jamie Corley

Seventeen- Peach Pit 

Disciples- Tame Impala 

Doomsday- MF DOOM 

The Beach- Giveon 

West Coast collective- Dominic Fike 

Basement Jack- Steve Lacy 

The Spins- Mac Miller 

 Fight The Feeling- Mac Miller 

Untitled 08- Kendrick Lamar 

Electric Relaxation- A Tribe Called Quest 

Recommendations from sophomore Serena Johnston

Como te quiero- Khruangbin

Love nwantinti – CKay

Make This Easy- The Blue Stones

Joshua Tree – Cautious Clay

Feeling Whitney – Post Malone

Come to me – The Goo Goo Dolls

American Pie- Don Mclean

Budapest – George Ezra

Faithfully – Journey

River – Leon Bridges *all time favorite*

Recommendations from Junior Emmaly Lemieszek

Love me do – The Beatles

We are young- fun

Mercy- kanye west

Swimming pools- kendrick

The hills- the weekend

Daydream believer- The monkees

All the stars- Kendrick lamar, SZA

Feel so close- calvin harris

One dance- drake

Sunlight on your skin- lil peep 

Recommendations from junior Riley Robbins

Tongue tied- Grouplove

Riptide- Vance Joy

Saturday Sun- Vance Joy

Pursuit of Happiness- Kid Cudi

Jukebox joints- A$AP

Notion- The rare occasions

Broken- Lovely The Band

Take It All Back 2.0- Judah & The Lion

Reckless- Healy

I’m yours- Jason Mraz

3 nights- Dominic Fike

Shotgun- George Ezra

Out of my League- Fitz and the Tantrums

3005- Childish Gambino

Beggin- Maneskin

Don’t matter- Akon

Mr. Brightside

Cocoa Butter Kisses- Chance the Rapper

Good Morning- Kanye

Homecoming- Kanye


Self care- Mac Miller

New Faces v2- Mac Miller

American teen- Khalid

8TEEN- Khalid

Alright- Kendrick Lamar

Recommendations from junior Anna Grace Riegle 

Yuck – Charli XCX

Gas Station – JUNE

War With Heaven – keshi

Wonder – Yung Bae, Channel Tres

Yoko Ono – Mob Rich

Martini Blue – DPR LIVE


New Shapes – Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek

Summer 127 – NCT 127 

Paradisin – Rina Sawayama

Malibu – Kim Petras

Juliet – EXO-CBX

WE GO – fromis_9

Left & Right – SEVENTEEN

A-YO – Lady Gaga

If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975

Gotta Get Away – The Black Keys

GROWING UP IS ___ – Ruel

Every Summertime – NIKI

August – Taylor Swift

orange show speedway – Lizzy McAlpine

Recommendations from sophomore Mary Alice Colvin

Pluto projector- rex orange county

Ophelia- the lumineers

Yellow- coldplay

Marry me-bruno mars

Viva La vida- coldplay

Killer queen- queen

House of gold- twenty one pilots

The judge- twenty one pilots

Bohemian Rhapsody- queen 

This town- Lewis Capaldi

I lived- OneRepublic

Southern Style- Darius Rucker

Waggon Wheel- Darius Rucker

Callin’ Baton Rouge- Garth Brooks

Recommendations from senior Aurora Mangune

The Outsider – Lyn Lapid 

Lilac – IU

Mango – Peach Tree Rascals

Honeycomb Summer – Crazy:B

Maniac – Conan Gray

Talk to You – Ricky Montgomery

Sports – Beach Bunny 

Where you are – PinkPantheress

Money – The Drums

Looking Out for You – Joy Again