Let’s set the tone for an exciting summer!

The carefree season of summer is right around the corner. I know, I’m excited, too! The sun has finally come out, the weather is getting warmer and, the best part, there are so many things to do in Toronto during summertime.

Whether you are waiting for your flight or going out for a picnic, it is necessary to have an energizing playlist to unleash your summer self. And no summer playlist is complete without a mix of genres that cater to your moods. And we’ve got you covered! From catchy pop songs to exciting EDM tracks, there is something for everyone.

So look no further, add these songs to the queue for your next trip or beach day now.

Super Shy – New Jeans

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about New Jeans. This K-pop female group gained popularity thanks to their well-known “OMG” TikTok dance. Subsequently, they made history as the first K-pop girl group to perform at one of the biggest music awards in the United States, the Billboard Music Awards.

Now, their latest song, “Super Shy,” will set you up for vacation mood. It has a sensual, groovy beat that will lift your spirits.

Lady Killers II – G-Eazy, Christoph Andersson

This song will take you back to the 2010’s when Tumblr was so popular that it inspired a generation of Tumblr Teens.

The remix features a vibrant, club-oriented sound along with G-Eazy’s smooth, confident vocals creating this indescribable sense of nostalgia that is perfect for any late-night strolling on the beach.

A picture of a sunset on the beach.

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Summer – Calvin Harris

If you go to any pool parties or beaches, chances are you might have listened to one of Calvin Harris’s summer jams. I mean, there’s a reason why he’s known as the king of summer bangers.

Being named the global song of the summer on the year it was released by Spotify, this summer anthem is highly charged with pianos, ecstatic breakdowns and captivating vocals by Calvin Harris. The upbeat rhythm of the track will take you to those Ibiza beach clubs where DJs blast discs from noon until late at night.

Happiness – Sarz feat. Asaka & Gunna

Let the melody of Afrobeat set you up for an optimistic return to summer!

Asake and Sarz have successfully included into the track what makes everyone love Afrobeat: the vibrant sound with a signature pulsing rhythm and bassline. The beat blends with Gunna’s melodic delivery and emotive verses producing this feel-good vibe that makes everyone want to dance.

Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

How would summer be without some good Latino songs to dance to?

Before “Despacito” came out, we had “Bailando.” Both of these epic jams are produced by the Latin’s crossover king Enrique Iglesias.

The song has an upbeat, Latin-infused dance-pop sound, with a pulsing rhythm and vibrant instrumentation. The catchy chorus will surely make you ready for any club parties.

summer parties with summer playlists

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Honourable mentions

There are so many summer jams out there. While the popular hits always gain the likes of the mainstream, I would like to dedicate a small section to honour the timeless ones.

And before they explode on TikTok, add my favourite summer songs of all time to your playlist now.

The Nights – Avicii

Avicii has paved his own lane during his time, He has been a staple in dance music production. The song encourages the listener to embrace their “wild heart” and create lasting memories, even in the face of challenges.

Latch – Disclosure, Sam Smith

This song is the one that brought Sam Smith’s name on the map. “Latch” is a sparkling deep house track that leaned more soulful than electronic due to the heartfelt vocals of the man himself.

This Girl – Kungs, Cookin’ On 3 Burners

I’m sure some people will recognize this song. Even if you don’t know about it, you may have heard the track somewhere as it was a global sensation.

The song is an interesting combination of two different dynamics. On one hand, we have Cookin’ On 3 Burners provide the soulful, emotive lead vocals. On the other hand, we have Kungs’ production with a modern, club-ready dance element. Together, they created one of the most popular summer songs of all time.

Music is but one of the many wonderful things that summer has to offer. Whatever you are doing, be sure to add these jams to get the good vibes going. And if you have any cool suggestions, don’t hesitate to share them with us at @shareIGNITE. Have a listen and prepare for brighter days!

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