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72 Songs About Summer Love and Romance

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Even More Songs About Summer Love and Romance

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.

SongArtistYear 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

64. Summer Paradise

Simple Plan (featuring Sean Paul)

2011

65. Wasted Time

Keith Urban

2016

66. Summer Forever

Megan Nicole

2012

67. Malibu

Miley Cyrus

2017

68. September Song

JP Cooper

2017

69. Night Moves

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

1976

70. Long Hot Summer

Dakota

2016

71. Blame It on September

Allstar Weekend

2011

72. Wonderful Summer

Robin Ward

1963

"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

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 10, 2020:

MG - What a lovely thought. Thanks for your comment.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 10, 2020:

A subject after my heart as I feel I have always been in love either with a woman or nature.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2020:

Peggy - Thank you and have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 09, 2020:

You have assembled another good list of songs here. I agree with what Bill Holland wrote. It must take you some time to gather these songs together. I also agree with what Linda Crampton wrote. I always look forward to being introduced to a song that I have never previously heard. Thanks!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 22, 2017:

ncjivnd - Great song. Thanks for suggesting it. I've added it at #64. Have a memorable summer!

ncjivnd on June 22, 2017:

summer paradise by simple plan

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 21, 2017:

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

RICHARD CARPENTER on May 21, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 06, 2016:

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!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 06, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 28, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 28, 2016:

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......

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 20, 2016:

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

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 19, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2016:

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

Audrey Howitt from California on June 15, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2016:

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

Nell Rose from England on June 15, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 11, 2016:

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

Dianna Mendez on June 09, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 09, 2016:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 08, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 06, 2016:

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

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 06, 2016:

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

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on June 06, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 06, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 06, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 06, 2016:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 06, 2016:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 05, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2016:

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!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 05, 2016:

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.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 05, 2016:

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

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 04, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 04, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 04, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 04, 2016:

Larry - Thanks for your kind words!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 04, 2016:

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

Faith Reaper from southern USA on June 04, 2016:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 04, 2016:

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.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on June 04, 2016:

Great list to kick off the season.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on June 04, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 03, 2016:

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

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 03, 2016:

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