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Must Have Songs for Summer 24′

Must Have Songs for Summer 24

Music has many genres from Rock to Reggae to Pop: you name it. But nothing can compare to that feeling on a summer day with the perfect music. Here is a list of the top songs for summer 2024, listed by decade.


  • Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys (Rock Pop)
  • Wouldn’t It be Nice – The Beach Boys (Rock Pop)
  • Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (Rock Pop)
  • My Girl – The Temptations (R&B)
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell (R&B/Soul)
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (Pop/Rock)
  • Groovin’ – The Young Rascals (Pop/Soft Rock)


  • Sister Golden Hair – America (folk rock)
  • Ventura Highway – America, George Martin (folk rock)
  • Take It Easy – The Eagles (Country rock)
  • One of These Nights – The Eagles (Rock)
  • Hotel California – The Eagles (Rock)
  • Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes (Rock/Pop)
  • Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty (Reggae Rock)
  • Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits (Blues Rock)
  • It Never Rains in Southern California – Albert Hammond (Soft Rock) 
  • Schools Out – Alice Cooper (Rock)
  • Dreams – Fleetwood mac (Rock) 
  • Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac (Rock)
  • American Pie – Don McLean (Soft Rock)
  • (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult (Rock) 
  • Is This Love – Bob Marley (Reggae)
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley (Reggae)
  • Natural Mystic – Bob Marley (Reggae)
  • Just What I Needed – The Cars (Rock) 


  • What I like About You – The Romantics (Rock)
  • Summer of 69’ – Bryan Adams (Rock) 
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield (Rock) 
  • Take On Me – a-ha (Electric Rock) 
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears (Pop Rock)
  • Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears (Pop Rock) 
  • Edge Of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks (Rock)
  • Dancing In the Dark – Bruce Springsteen (Rock)
  • I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock Of Seagulls (Rock)
  • Cruel Summer – Bananarama (Rock)
  • Into The Groove – Madonna (Electric Pop/Rock)
  • Working For the Weekend – Loverboy (Rock) 


  • Feel Me Flow – Naughty By Nature (Rap)
  • It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube (Pop/Rap)
  • Santeria – Sublime (Soft Rock)
  • Wrong Way – Sublime (Soft Rock)
  • Badfish – Sublime (Reggae/Pop)
  • California Love – 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Roger (Rap/Pop)


  • Amber – 311 
  • Perfect (Exceeder) – Mason, Princess Superstar
  • Time To Pretend – MGMT (Electric Pop)
  • Animal – Neon Trees (Pop) 
  • Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A-Trak (Electric)
  • Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield (Pop) 
  • California Gurls – Katy Perry, Snoop Dog (Pop) 
  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) – Katy Perry (Pop)
  • Teenage Dream – Katy Perry (Pop)


  • What Once Was – Her’s (Indie Pop)
  • New Flesh – Current Joys (Indie Rock)
  • Out of My League – Fitz and The Tantrums (Alt Pop) 
  • On The Level – Mac DeMarco (Psychedelic Pop)
  • The Less I know The Better – Tame Impala (Alternative)
  • Let It Happen – Tame Impala (Alternative)
  • Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala (Alternative)
  • Borderline – Tame Impala (Alternative)
  • The Spins – Mac Miller, Empire Of The Sun (Pop)
  • We Are the People –  Empire Of The Sun (Pop Rock)
  • Never Be Like You – Flume (Pop)
  • All Your’n – Tyler Childers (Country)
  • I Love It – Icona Pop, Charli XCX, Cobra Starship (Electric Pop)
  • Passionfruit – Drake (Pop)
  • Tumblr Girls – G-Eazy, Christopher Andersson (Pop)
  • Still Into You – Paramore (Indie Rock) 


  • 7 summers – Morgan Wallen (Country)
  • Jersey Giant – Evan Honer, Julia DiGrazia (Country)
  • Stay in Your Lane – Bronson Diamond, Greta Stanley (Country)
  • Smaller Acts – Zach Bryan (Country)
  • Pink Skies – Zach Bryan (Country)
  • Revival – Zach Bryan (Country)
  • End of Beginning – Djo (Pop) 
  • Back On 74 – Jungle (Pop)
  • Good Luck, Babe! – Chappell Roan (Pop)
  • Missing Something – Zach Templar (Pop)
  • Kill Bill – Sza (Pop)
About the Contributor
Kaitlyn Neeb, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Neeb, and I am currently a freshman at Hawthorne High School. I am very excited for the years ahead of me here at HHS. This is my first year of writing for the Clarion as well as in high school overall. I love to play volleyball and I am currently on the Hawthorne Bears Volleyball team. My interests include things like reading, writing, volleyball and downtime with my friends and family.