My summer Spotify playlist

My summer Spotify playlist

This summer Spotify playlist is one of my exclusive playlists, in which I’ve listed several special songs for you.

WHEN I think of the holidays, two things always come to mind: drinking ice cold rosé with friends at an outdoor café —and, of course, summer music.

If there is one thing very typical to Dutch people during the summer, it’s the outdoor café madness — as soon as the very first ray of sunshine presents itself, the cafes quickly transform into a crowded mass of loud and excited people.

Even if it’s 20 degrees only, and the wind will knock you off your feet, the outdoor cafes still work as an invisible magnet attracting people from every corner. In the blink of an eye, you’ll start to notice fathers drinking a beer while wearing three-quarter length pants, young students with brightly colored skirts, and flip-flops in all kinds of sizes.

Among the many offerings of our culture, spending time in outdoor cafés during sunny days is definitely one of the most enjoyable aspects our culture has to offer. I just love Amsterdam for that.

Around this time of year, I typically switch up my soundtrack to something more festive, cheerful, and fitting for the season.

This summer Spotify playlist is a collection of tracks that help me get into the holiday spirit. It’s a mix of old favorites (and some more modern tunes) from around the world. Whether you listen in a cosy sweater, while wrapping presents, or on the beach with friends, I hope these songs bring as much joy to your holidays as they do to mine. Dive in and enjoy the tunes!


Summer Spotify playlist

Below are my personal comments detailing the songs I picked for you.


1. “Jungle” by Tash Sultana

I love the unique, soulful vibe of this song, and the raw sound of acoustic-electric guitars resonates deeply with me. Sultana began her music career in Melbourne, Australia, performing on city streets. This street influence is present in her music, as to why the song feels intimate and conversational. I truly love how the song includes different sounds of unlikely instrumental combinations and doesn’t necessarily fit into a specific genre. She even seems to create her very own genre through her songs to fit her musical wishes, which I admire. Because I’ve listened to this track countless times, I think it is an unforgettable part of my summer Spotify playlist.

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2. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

A sweet, summery track that instantly transports you to sunny days and beach vibes. It gives me this feel-good anthem.


3. “Daughter” by Beyoncé

Few artists dare to mix Italian opera with country music, but Beyoncé did, and it’s beautiful. Her bold choice highlights her incredible talent and fearless creativity, making this blend uniquely hers. I love listening to this track by the campfire with a glass of wine.

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4. “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo

A perfect blend of pop-punk and modern pop, Olivia Rodrigo’s hit is an energetic addition to any summer playlist.


5. “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee

This track is for lazy afternoons. Its laid-back vibe is perfect for relaxing by the pool.


6. “Savage Love” by Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo

A viral sensation that’s just plain fun. It’s the perfect song for impromptu dance sessions with friends.


7. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

This catchy tune has a retro vibe that’s perfect for summer nights. Its upbeat tempo and infectious chorus make it a must-have on any playlist. It’s been my go-to for evening drives with the windows down.


8. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals

This dreamy track is ideal for hot summer days, hence it’s been on repeat for me during sunset drives.


9. “Leave The Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

This soulful track is perfect for winding down after a long day. It’s my favorite for late-night relaxation.


10. “Dynamite” by BTS

This disco-pop hit is pure joy. It never fails to boost my mood and get me dancing.


11. “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd

Another banger from The Weeknd, perfect for those summer nights when you just want to let loose.


12. “Tropical” by SLANDER and Dylan Matthew

This track instantly transports me to a tropical paradise. It’s great for daydreaming about beach vacations.


13. “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat feat. SZA

A fun, flirty song that’s perfect for sunny days and warm nights. It’s been a summer staple for me.


14. “Butter” by BTS

BTS brings the smooth, catchy vibes with this one. It’s been a hit at every gathering I’ve had.


15. “deja vu” by Olivia Rodrigo

With its nostalgic feel, this song has been my soundtrack for those reflective summer moments.

16. “Electric” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s upbeat track is perfect for any summer adventure. It’s got an energy that’s hard to resist.


17. “Stay” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber

This emotive track has been on repeat. It’s a great mix of catchy and heartfelt.


18.“Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello

With its Latin-inspired beats, this song is perfect for dancing and celebrating the season.


19. “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran

First of all, Ed Sheeran’s catchy tune has been stuck in my head all summer. It’s perfect for any occasion.


20. “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd and Ariana Grande

This dreamy collaboration is my favorite for late-night drives and watching the sunset. This track belongs on my summer Spotify playlist.


At last, these 20 tracks have been the soundtrack to my summer, bringing joy and energy to every moment. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. So, plug in your headphones, hit play, and let the music carry you through the sunny days and warm nights. Happy summer, and share your favorite summer song in the comments!





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