Classic Summer Songs

Summertime playlist essentials 1960’s- 1980’s

Roseville, Calif.- Each year as the hot weather settles in for another extended stay, the excitement of the season begins to bubble up from within. The opening of the pool, the sounds and scents of the roaring surf, a campfire with marshmallows are just a few of the telltale signs that summer has arrived. The time of the year where celebrating this grand adventure of life takes on a renewed sense of urgency.

For music fans, it’s also the season to crank up the tunes with their favorite classic throwback songs that provide those momentary time warps which instantly transport them to a previous point in time. Psychologists have given this experience that most of us over a certain age are familiar with, a fancy term called the “reminiscence bump“. Whatever they wish to call it, it sounds like the perfect title for a song or at the very least the name of a silly summer playlist.

So in the spirit of not taking ourselves seriously and having a little summer fun:

10 Classic Summer Songs

Magic – The Cars

Dancing Days – Led Zeppelin

Ice Cream Man – Van Halen

Summer – War

Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone

Under the Boardwalk – The Rolling Stones

California Girls – David Lee Roth

Boys of Summer – Don Henley

School’s Out – Alice Cooper

Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

Whatever your musical taste, head over to your favorite music app and create a playlist of your own summer favorites and enjoy a “reminiscence bump” on demand.

Happy listening and happy summer!

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