Arts & Culture, Music

Downtown Sac’s Songs of Summer playlist

Maria Robinson

You know it’s summer in Sacramento when the temperatures rise, Concerts in the Park is in full swing, and the Delta Breeze kicks in.

We all have songs that define our summers. Like the ones from high school when we headed to the river or skateboarded to a friend’s house. Or from college when we went to the bars during summer break to grab $1 beers. And more recent summers when happy hours and music festivals were the main focus of our nights.

We’ve curated a Songs of Summer playlist with a collection of our DSP staff’s favorite summer songs. Roll down the windows, turn up the volume, and take a listen:

Sounds of Summer
House Party – Sam Hunt 
Shake Your Rump  Beastie Boys
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Leave The Night On – Sam Hunt
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
It’s Tricky – Run DMC
Wow – Beck
Ride – 21 Pilots
Left Hand Free – alt-J
Kiss Me – Rebel, Sophie Simmons
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
Porch Song – Widespread Panic
Hot In The City – Billy Idol
In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Surfin’ Safari – Beach Boys
Saturday in the Park – Chicago
On A Sunday Afternoon – Lighter Shade of Brown
Take It Easy – Eagles
Round Here – Counting Crows
Something Like That – Tim McGraw