Songs of Summer – Build Your Ultimate Summer Playlist 🎶
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No matter where you are, listening to the perfect song can instantly change your mood. Whether it’s driving in a car with friends, shopping at the grocery store, or studying for your summer classes, music has the power to bring a sense of joy, excitement, clarity, and calm into your day.
We asked our Ascent interns to share the songs that will be on repeat all summer long as they wake up each morning, need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or reminisce over their favorite summer memories.
Abigail Lui, Marketing Intern
A Song That Wakes Me Up In The Morning: “Sun Comes Up On You” (ft. Amidy) by ARMNHMR
A Song That Reminds Me of Summertime: “Just for a Moment” (ft. Iselin) by Gryffin
A Song That Reminds Me of Summertime: “Ride or Die” (ft. Foster the People) by Vicetone (Remix)
Why I Love These Songs: I’m definitely not a morning person so ARMNHMR helps wake me up with some loud and upbeat music in the morning. My friends and I used to play “Just for a Moment” all the time when we went on late night drives after studying and it reminds me of those good memories. The last one is just a happy feeling song that reminds me of a road trip I took with my closest friends during the summer.
Sara Amirdelfan, Digital Marketing Intern
A Song On Repeat All Day Long: “good 4 you” by Olivia Rodrigo
Why I Love This Song: I first heard it because it was very popular on Tik Tok, and I began to really like it because of how catchy and fun it is to sing along to!
Brandon Fortino, SDSU Marketing Intern
A Song That Wakes Me Up In The Morning: “All You Need To Know” (ft. Calle Lehmann) by Gryffin
Why I Love This Song: I love this song because it has a very uplifting beat and lyrics. The song also talks about being there for someone in need and it just gets me in an optimistic mood for the day.
Olivia Wolf, Social Media Marketing Intern
A Song That Wakes Me Up In The Morning: “Tieduprightnow” by Parcels
A Song That Reminds Me of Summertime: “Omo” by Burna Boy
A Song On Repeat All Day Long: “Again” by The George Kaplan Conspiracy
Why I Love These Songs: I love the first one because it makes me feel happy no matter what! Burna Boy will always make me feel like I’m on a tropical beach somewhere. Good summer vibes always! The last one I find super pretty, it puts me in the mood to go on a solo adventure somewhere new.
Jennifer Ly, SDSU Marketing Intern
A Song I’m Currently Listening To: “LMLY” by Jackson Wang
Why I Love This Song: I heard this song for the first time on my road trip to Vegas at the start of summer, so now it’s tied to a great memory of mine! Since then, it’s been my go-to song for every road trip I’ve taken since the start of summer. I love how more recently there’s been a rise in artists using 80’s pop for inspiration, such as this song, so you get to hear a lot of cool funky instruments and beats. It’s also a love song as well which I’m a sucker for! It’s perfect if you’re looking for a sad love song you can still dance jamming out to.
There’s a song for every mood each day – What are you listening to this summer? Share your perfect summer playlist with us on Instagram!