We all end up defining certain periods of our lives with music, so why not choose an awesome playlist for your summer 2017? This is a list of songs that will surely make you forget about the sweltering heat and sticky layers of bug spray. Enjoy!

Hard Times by Paramore

The warm, island marimba in this upbeat song will definitely transport you to a beach somewhere nice. Even though the lyrics are somewhat somber, “Hard Times” has a dance factor that you just can’t deny.

Feel It Still by Portugal, The Man

This lighthearted, bass driven tune will have you jamming all the way down to the shore. Although “Feel It Still” differs somewhat from the rest of Portugal, the Man’s catalog, it is still irresistibly infectious and represents the summer heat very well.

Believer by Imagine Dragons

The heavy, heart-pounding percussion drives the ferocity of this single from the new Imagine Dragons’ album, Evolve. “Believer” is a powerful, intense song that is bound to inspire you to go volunteer or work out at the gym…or just rock out in your room.

Doing It for the Money by Foster the People

This fast paced yet mysterious song is the perfect anthem for those who are stuck working during these beautiful summer days.

Lines That Burn by Tilian

“Lines That Burn” is the perfect sunny indie track. With its soft, floating vocals, this song is bound to relax you and get you ready for a calm night looking at the stars.

Whole Wide World – Unpeeled by Cage the Elephant

This cover of “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric is reminiscent of 60s beach rock mixed with a modern flair. The pleasant guitar and genial string arrangement have the power to bring you back to a simpler time.

Summertime Gladness by Dance Gavin Dance

You will be glad that you listened to this cheerful, pop punk track. DGD totally delivers in this new song, but I cannot help but wonder what Lana Del Rey thinks of its title…

The Man by The Killers

The Killers are back with this sexy, 70s inspired jam. Brandon Flowers flexes his vocals in this new funky, synthy track.

Wish I Knew You by The Revivalists

“Wish I Knew You” is another indie rock single that shines with its groovy guitar riffs, adorable synth, and glistening horn section. Perfect track for car rides.

I Miss Those Days by Bleachers

Last but not least, this beachy tune comes from none other than Bleachers. It’s bright trumpets, happy, soaring vocals, and bouncy keyboard makes it the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

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