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63 Songs About Summer Love and Romance

Updated on May 26, 2017
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As carefree summer days lend themselves to romance, celebrate the magic of summer love with a custom playlist.  We have rock, pop, country and classic tunes to get you started.
As carefree summer days lend themselves to romance, celebrate the magic of summer love with a custom playlist. We have rock, pop, country and classic tunes to get you started. | Source

Summer: Carefree Days and Nights that Sizzle

There's something about the hot, lazy days of summer that seems to relax all the rules. On a week-long beach vacation, strangers can quickly become love connections.

We cast aside pretenses and expectations and open ourselves up to summer's lovely possibilities: long talks during the day, walks on the beach, summer nights that sizzle.

Summer romances burn quickly and intensely then often fizzle out when September comes. The memories, however, can last forever.

Celebrate the joy of summer love relationships with a custom playlist. We have a long list of rock, country, and pop songs to get you started.

1. "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock

In this 2008 smash hit, a man reminisces about a summer fling he had when he was 17 years old. He and his sweetheart spent months by the lake in Northern Michigan fishing, drinking whiskey and making out. Have you had a similar experience?

Tell us about your summer romance in the Comments Section below.

How and when did you meet? What made the relationship special? Was s/he someone you would have ordinarily dated? How did it end?

2. "Summer Nights" by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

The movie "Grease" was a smash hit in the summer of 1978, relaying the story of high school students Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson. In the song, the two recount their summer romance, particularly the romantic evenings they shared:

Summer loving had me a blast
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days drifting away to oh oh the summer nights.

3. "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams

In this nostalgic 1985 hit, a man recalls a special summer in his teenage years. He spent carefree days with his band and his evenings pursuing a special girl who unfortunately made promises she couldn't keep. Although their romance ended, those were the best days of his life.

"I want a love so deep the ocean would be jealous." - Rumi
"I want a love so deep the ocean would be jealous." - Rumi | Source

4. "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry

This 1970 classic celebrated the carefree days of summer when attentions turned towards summer flings and fun in the sun. A worldwide hit, it is one of the best-selling singles of all time

5. "Summer Love" by Justin Timberlake

This uptempo 2007 song is about a guy who is searching for someone to fall in love with during the summer. He sees a girl in a convertible and she becomes his singular desire.

6. "Skinny Dippin" by Whitney Duncan

What's summer love without skinny dipping? In this 2010 country song, a woman recalls cooling off from the sweltering July heat by jumping in the Mississippi River naked with her boyfriend. I've always wondered about the practicality of such things — no towels and all for drying off.

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Summer's filled with breaking the rules, standing apart, ignoring your head, and following your heart.
Summer's filled with breaking the rules, standing apart, ignoring your head, and following your heart. | Source

7. "Our Song" by Taylor Swift

The girl in this 2007 song recalls fondly how she asked her boyfriend what their special song was. Rather than pick a specific tune, he smoothly replied that their song consisted of their shared experiences:

Our song is a slamming screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window
When we're on the phone, and you talk real slow
'Cause it's late and your mama don't know.

8. "Why Don't We Fall In Love" by Amerie

It's early summer and the girl in this 2002 feels like it's time to confess her romantic feelings towards her special someone. She cannot hold back. Invitingly, she asks him, "Why don't we fall in love?"

9. "Farmer’s Daughter" by Rodney Atkins

In this 2010 song, a strapping young man was hired by a farmer one summer. He was supposed to pick peaches, tend to the cows and mend a fence, but the crops and farm animals didn't hold his attention long. He fell in love with with the farmer's daughter. Now, he says, things couldn't get any hotter.

Tan lines will fade, but the memories will last forever.
Tan lines will fade, but the memories will last forever. | Source

10. "Summertime" by Bon Jovi

In this 2007 single, a man compares his lover to the warm, laid-back comfort of summertime:

Like a first slow dance and a first long kiss
There ain't nothing baby better then this
It's like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine
It feels something like summertime.

11. "Summer in the City" by Lovin' Spoonful

The man in this 1966 classic is looking for summer romance in the city. It's sweltering during the day, but he looks forward to dancing the night away with the ladies.

12. "Play It Again" by Luke Bryan

Two young people make a love connection over a mutually loved song while tailgating in this 2014 song.

13. "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama

The heat of summer can be oppressive, with city crowding, hot summer streets and pavement making days unbearable. Even worse is when you're away from your beloved and everyone else is falling in love. This 1983 identifies with this special kind of agony.

14. "Beat This Summer" by Brad Paisley

The trouble with summer love is that it only lasts a short while. In this 2013 song, a young man in love thinks about where his summer romance is going. He knows that tan lines will fade and the relationship will end, but nothing will beat this summer.

15. "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" by Kip Moore

What do people do in the summertime when the sun goes down? Go drinking and parking, of course. In this 2012 song, a man thinks fondly about a past summer lover:

And there's somethin bout a truck in a field
And a girl in a red sundress with an ice cold beer to her lips
Beggin for another kiss.

16. "Summer" by Calvin Harris

There are reasons why summer love only lasts so long, but the guy in this 2014 is a little bitter about his relationship ending. They fell in love during barefoot days of summer but now he's accusing her of lying. Did she have a boyfriend back home? Did she change her mind? Make promises she didn't intend to keep?

And we could be together baby
As long as skies are blue
You act so innocent now
But you lied so soon.

17. "Tim McGraw" by Taylor Swift

In this 2006 song, a young woman recalls a summer love affair with a smooth-talking guy who compared her eyes to Georgia stars and tended to get stuck on the back roads at night. Although the fling ended with summer, every time she hears a Tim McGraw song, the sweet memories they shared come rushing back.

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18. Dan + Shay - "19 You + Me"

The fellow in this 2014 song met his sweetheart during "First Week" at Myrtle Beach, and he was smitten by her "California beautiful" looks. They spent that first week after graduation frolicking in the waves, dancing in the sand and quickly falling in love.

19. "Roller Coaster" by Luke Bryan

The lovers in this song (2013) met at the beach and within a week they went from strangers to sweethearts. Between the Bacardi and the hot summer nights, she made an impression on him that will last longer than their tan lines:

I should've known that kind of feelin'
Would last longer than that week did
Blown away and barely breathin'
Sunday came and it was over
Now she's got me twisted
Like an old beach roller coaster.

20. "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard

They were a couple of teenagers who fell in love at the beach, enjoying hours of talking, staying up all night and sleeping all day. Then came the inevitable goodbye, and he still feels the effect of the separation across time and distance. The man in this 2004 song longs for those carefree days and is determined to reconnect with her one day.

21. "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley

Summer has passed, and the man in this 1984 song is mentally reliving a romance that ended with beach season. He drives by her house, knowing she isn't home and struggles with whether he can move on from their shared memories. He resolves to be persistent in winning back her affections:

But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of.

22. "Long Hot Summer" by Keith Urban

With one chance meeting, the guy in this 2011 song was smitten. He can't sleep because he's thinking about her non-stop, envisioning a summer full of shared trips to the lake and river, her feet on the dashboard singing a song.

23. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

The love-struck man in this Grammy-nominated song from 2005 knows that time is short, so he doesn't want to waste it playing games. He offers his love free and clear, begging the object of his desires to return his affections:

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours.

Let's put the "u" and "me" in "summer."
Let's put the "u" and "me" in "summer." | Source

24. "Summertime, Summertime" by The Jamies

When it's June, it's time to shut the school books and abandon academic studies in favor of love, laid-back living, and days spent in the sun. This 1958 song asks what's a vacation without summer romance?

25. "Cool For the Summer" by Demi Levato

In this overtly sexual 2015 song, Demi Levato, former Disney star, is on the prowl for a summer tryst. She's not candy-coating a thing:

Take me down into your paradise
Don't be scared 'cause I'm your body type
Just something that we wanna try
'Cause you and I
We're cool for the summer.

Every summer has a story.
Every summer has a story. | Source

Even More Songs About Summer Love

Song
Artist
Year Released
26. Summertime
Beyonce (feat. Diddy)
2003
27. Summer Mood
Best Coast
2010
28. Honeybee
Blake Shelton
2010
29. That Summer
Garth Brooks
1993
30. Buzzcut Season
Lorde
2013
31. One Summer Night
The Danleers
1958
32. Summertime
Annie Lennox
2014
33. Summer Skin
Death Cab for a Cutie
2005
34. Beat Of The Music
Brett Eldredge
2013
35. Strawberry Wine
Deana Carter
1995
36. Home
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
2009
37. Best Night Ever
Gloriana
2013
38. Innocence
Sara Buxton
2007
39. Your Summer Dream
The Beach Boys
1963
40. Drunk on You
Luke Brian
2011
41. Surfboard
Cody Simpson
2014
42. Something Like That
Tim McGraw
1999
43. Long Summer Days
Gary Allan
2010
44. Summer Rain
Carl Thomas
2000
45. Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey
2012
46. Sea Legs
The Shins
2007
47. Chattahoochee
Alan Jackson
1992
48. Sweet Summer Lovin'
Dolly Partin
1979
49. Suddenly Last Summer
The Motels
1983
50. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights)
Meatloaf
1977
51. Summer Breeze
The Isley Brothers
1972
52. Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
1991
53. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Martha and the Vandellas
1963
54. Hot in Herre
Nelly
2002
55. Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
1964
56. 21 Summer
Brothers Osborne
2016
57. See You In September
The Tempos
1959
58. Where the Boys Are
Connie Francis
1961
59. We Were Us
Keith Urban (featuring Miranda Lambert)
2013
60. Anything But Mine
Kenny Chesney
2004
61. Hot Fun in the Summertime
Sly and the Family Stone
1991
62. For a Little While
Tim McGraw
1997
63. Summerland
Florida Georgia Line
2016
Do you know a song about summer love and romance that should be on this list? Suggest it to us in the Comments Section below.
"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden, American author
"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden, American author | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 6 days ago from USA

      Richard - Thank you for the suggestion! I have added it at #61. Have a great summer.

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      RICHARD CARPENTER 6 days ago

      HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME / SLY & THE FAMILY STONE / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tCc--3xw10

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      FlourishAnyway 10 months ago from USA

      Patricia - I'm glad that this helped you recall old memories. Creating it did for me! How wonderful that you have found love again! Congratulations!

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      Patricia Scott 10 months ago from sunny Florida

      Falling in love all over again...the years wash away and my first love was a summer love...I fell for a City boy (I was a country girl, still am) and he was from Richmond, VA. He came down for the summer and stole my heart away....Wally, that was his name. We swam and ran and had fun with bunches of friends....and my heart took wing!!! Fond memories.Then how could it happen a new love came into my life a few months ago. And my heart once again is singing...it is a much different kind of love...but love nevertheless and I am once again that young girl by the waters of Virginia. Each song you have here calls up special emotions for me...I get drunk on music... :D Angels once again are headed your way. ps

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Sha - That's such a sweet story! I'm so glad you shared it. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

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      Shauna L Bowling 11 months ago from Central Florida

      I'm so glad you included "See You in September" in your playlist. That song reminds me of the summers when I was just getting interested in boys and learning how to flirt.

      I'll never forget my first kiss. I liked this boy named George, who went to a different Catholic school than I. I think I may have been in 6th or 7th grade. He was invited to a boy/girl party one of my friends was having. Anyway, George and I danced a bit, then went down to the furnished basement holding hands. I can still feel the butterflies. And then it happened. He kissed me! I didn't know you're allowed (supposed) to breathe when you're kissing someone. I was about to explode from holding my breath just as the kiss ended. Then I found out it's okay to breathe while lip-locked with your crush. It's funny when I look back on it, but I remember thinking "please stop kissing me; I can't hold my breath much longer". Kinda spoiled the moment for me. Silly me!

      Ah, the innocence of young love......

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Vellur - Thank you for reading! I'm glad you found some summer love songs you like!

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      Nithya Venkat 11 months ago from Dubai

      I love the summer season. You have selected great songs, many of them are my favorites.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Audrey - Happy summer to you too! Thanks for taking a look!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Love songs about summer and about love--this is such a great list! Happy summer to you!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Nell - Thanks so much for the big thumbs up of encouragement. There are so many cool songs about summer love.

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      Nell Rose 11 months ago from England

      Hi, its because of being on here, and facebook, listening to all the taylor swift clips that now I am a total fan! lol! but I didn't know this one on here! fabulous! and yes singing along to the other ones too. bananarama, 80s? ouch! lol! great hub, loved it!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Thank you for taking a look at this summer hub! It's hard to believe it's June already!

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      Dianna Mendez 11 months ago

      I didn't realize there were so many songs about summer. I remember hearing a few of these over the years. This is a good list for the season.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. Have a great week.

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      Devika Primić 11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nice list of songs. I am familiar with the list and you shared a valuable hub. Hard work and well-presented.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Word55 - I appreciate the kind comment. There's a song for every purpose, occasion and mood -- or a bunch of them!

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      Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      You're welcome Flourish. Sorry I forgot the i in your name.

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      Word 11 months ago from Chicago

      Hey Flourish, thanks for keeping music live here. These are all jams that you have featured. Great list, great videos, very reminiscent of beautiful love ideas and keep up the good work.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for taking a look at my latest song list hub. Have a wonderful summer!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for the fun suggestion. I've added it. There's nothing like falling in love during the summer when you have a steady beau waiting for you back at school in September.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      MsDora - Thank you so much for your kind compliment. I've been thinking about my youth, too! Have a great week!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 11 months ago from The Caribbean

      What an exceptionally great job you do of creating these lists! This theme makes one reminisce and enjoy youth all over again.

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      Linda Crampton 11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another interesting article, Flourish. I always appreciate learning about new songs from your playlist hubs.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Sharon - Thank you for the suggestions! When I am back on my PC I will add them. Such edits are impossible to do on a smartphone. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Kristin - Sorry you haven't had the joy of such an intense summer romance but then.it usually ends in heartbreak and distance. Thank you for reading!

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      Linda Lum 11 months ago from Washington State, USA

      How do you do what you do? I agree with Bill--these are done so very well. Either you do a TON of research, or you have the world's biggest playlist in your head. Funny thing--when I saw the title of this hub the "anti-summer love" song popped into my head -- "See You in September" by the Tempos.

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      Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Floursh, great song play list. I never had a summer love or romance, sad to say. Thanks for sharing these memorable songs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      I love them all Flourish, yes, I do have one that you missed. "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran, and "Where the boys are" - Connie Francis.

      And Frank is right, they do bring back memories.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Faith Reaper, thank you so much for your consistent following and for your kind comment. I'm glad there were some songs that brought back the memories for you!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Bill - Yes, it is. Between selecting all the songs, reviewing the lyrics, and gathering and editing photos, it's quite involved. However, I have it down to a step-wise process like a recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Larry - Thanks for your kind words!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for stopping by. You have a great weekend, too!

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      Faith Reaper 11 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish,

      Aw, yes, summer love ...wonderful playlist here you've put together once again.

      I love "Summer of '69" and the one about "Somethin' bout a truck" is hilarious and I'm sure true in some cases. And, of course, I love "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley.

      Enjoy your weekend

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      About halfway through the list it dawned on me how hard it must be to get an article like this ready to post....great job once again.

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      Larry Rankin 11 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great list to kick off the season.

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      Bill De Giulio 11 months ago from Massachusetts

      Another great hub Flourish. Certainly brings back memories and there are some classic hits on the list. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      Frank - Thanks so much for saying so. When I do them, I often relive earlier days myself! Have a good weekend, my friend.

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      Frank Atanacio 11 months ago from Shelton

      I keep saying this over and over Flourish, but I just love when you do these hubs.. they do bring back so many memories..

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