Summer Kickoff Playlist

Summer music is just too good. From poppy summer ballads to the perfect road trip mix, we’ve got you. A mix of this year’s hits with some of the classics, this playlist will get you moving. Whether you are hitting the beach or rollerblading through the neighborhood, these songs will start your summer off right.

“Sweet Home Alabama,” Lynyrd Skynyrd

“California,” Phantom Planet

“Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” Jet

“Soak Up The Sun,” Sheryl Crow

“Walking on Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves

“Thunder Clatter,” Wild Cub

“The Walker,” Fitz and the Tantrums

“I Wanna Get Better,” Bleachers

“Stubborn Love,” The Lumineers

“Love Me Again,” John Newman

“Cardiac Arrest,” Bad Suns

“Ends of the Earth,” Lord Huron

“Best Day of My Life,” American Authors

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

“Chelsea Dagger,” The Fratellis    (Go Chicago Blackhawks!)

These are only some of the songs that have us at the Lala excited for summertime! We know that Summer 2014 is going to be about music, so we are documenting that music for you throughout the summer!

So put on those shades, plug in those headphones, and press play – time to enjoy the sounds of summer!

Elyce Heffez

Contributor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Her heart belongs to: family & friends, her music collection, summertime, classic movies, traveling, & laughter Take her away to: The canals of Venice

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