The Ultimate Summer Playlist

Summer 2015 Playlist

Can you believe that Memorial Day Weekend is only in a few days? I’m so ready to kick off summer 2015, and what better way to usher in pool days, BBQ’s and tons of travel than with a fun playlist? My friend and recording artist JDVBBS has created the ultimate summer playlist for you to enjoy this season! I hope you enjoy! 

This past winter was brutal. Brutal to the point where we thought the summer may not even come again. But alas the sun is finally shining, the boots (with the exception of cowboy) have been put away and it’s time to celebrate. How, you ask? With some of the best Memorial day tunes you can think of, complied into one dope summer playlist.

This playlist includes something for everyone. From perennial summer classics such as Zach Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” and Deee­Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” to new hits like Tori Kelly’s “Nobody Love” and Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”, these are the songs that are sure to get any of your summer events poppin’.

Memorial Day Playlist

Jack U Feat. Keisza, Missy Elliot – Take U There

Just when you thought the brain child of Skrillex and Diplo couldn’t get any better, Missy comes through and puts some of that “So Addictive” stank on it. “Take U There” will be the track your friends going to summer music festivals will be raving about.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

Yes, you read these artists correctly. Will Smi… I mean The Fresh Prince is the originator of the ultimate “Summertime” jam.

Tori Kelly – Nobody Love

Tori Kelly is wildly talented and I have a feeling this summer is only going to be the tip of the iceberg for her. Admittedly, I’m biased because she’s my dream girl.

Sublime – What I Got

There are plenty of loud, hard-hitting tracks that give you all sorts of summer party energy. Sublime’s “What I Got” is the epitome of all things chill about warm weather.

Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

“Groove is in the Heart” as well as in the summertime. Look me in the face and tell me you aren’t gonna be dancing to this old-school Deee-Lite jam at a friend’s rooftop party.

DMX – Party Up

Somewhere between being the hardest rapper in the late 90’s and beating on a desk singing Christmas tunes, DMX captured lightning in a bottle with “Party Up.” Equal parts nostalgia, awesomeness and barking make this a necessary staple in any summertime playlist.

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

I’d be doing everyone a disservice if I didn’t include a country song on a summer playlist. Everything we like about this season is summed up in the first line of this song.

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Kids have been doing “The Whip” to “Trap Queen” all year. Now that it’s starting to warm up, expect Fetty Wap to have the summer 2015 turn-up anthem.

JDVBBS – War Paint

So this is both a shameless plug and an alienation of half the population because this song is about makeup. I envision women getting their best summer fashions together before a night on the town blasting this on repeat. Perfect tune to get the party started.

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  1. This is the perfect playlist just in time for MDW. Great picks!

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  2. Great playlist. I love Chicken Fried!

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  3. Savannah Ward wrote:

    Love the playlist! I just added the songs to my list of summer tracks 🙂

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  4. Jordyn wrote:

    Thanks for creating this, I’m always listening for new music to listen to while I work (:

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  5. Jenny wrote:

    What I Got is definitely on my summer list along with pretty much every country song ever!
    Great list!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  6. How fun! There are some new-to-me songs on here that I will have to listen to. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  7. Lauren Ashley wrote:

    Love this playlist! Thanks for sharing:)
    Lauren Ashley

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  8. Meghan wrote:

    Ohh I love listening to curated playlists! What I Got is a summer time classic so good call! Can’t wait to jam to this on the way to the beach.

    Southern Belle Secrets

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  9. Kelly wrote:

    Thanks for these! I sometimes struggle to just find good music – must’ve been that sheltered childhood haha. 😉

    Ohio Stripes

    Posted 5.19.15 Reply
  10. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to “break out” the summer playlists this weekend!

    How 2 Wear It …

    Posted 5.20.15 Reply
  11. Definitely going to follow you on spotify! I love listening to other’s playlists!

    xx. Brittany

    Southern Soul

    Posted 5.20.15 Reply
  12. I’m going on a road trip this weekend, so it’s the perfect excuse to check out this playlist! Thanks for sharing!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    Posted 5.20.15 Reply
  13. I love the variety of music you included in your list! There are definitely a good mix of jams here. “Summertime” is a must all summer long, and you can’t go wrong with some Zac Brown Band! “Party Up.” Omg! That just took me back!

    Posted 5.22.15 Reply