Summer songs are a big deal in the entertainment world, where it seems like friends and entertainment news sources alike are jumping to deem songs like Cardi B’s “I Like It”, Drake’s “In My Feelings”, or Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” as the champ of summer 2018. With the idea of a summer song being trod out past the breaking point for some, here are some classics that could begin to capture fall vibes for once.
“Just Like Heaven” by The Cure
One of the warmest hugs of a love song ever.
“Young Americans” by David Bowie
Breezy and simultaneously uplifting to listen to and sobering to think about.
“Hump de Bump” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Less rock, more funk from the band.
“The A-Team” by Ed Sheeran
Ed’s best song.
“Desire” by U2
An unexpected kind of classic pre-Motown jam.
“Homecoming” by Kanye West feat. Chris Martin
An ode to the memory of a hometown.
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
What “Homecoming” is for Chicago, “Empire” is for NYC.
“Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead
Way more accessible than the band is known for.
“Synchronicity II” by The Police
Pure chilly 80’s vibeyness.
“Charlie Brown” by Coldplay
Captures the feeling of youth and truly living.
“Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
The all-time bar setter for the depiction of American, broad, emotional masculinity.
“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf
An 8-minute mini-rock musical.
“Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John
Full of great rock and piano riffs.
“Roses” by OutKast
R&B from the timeless André 3000.
“Little Red Corvette” by Prince
An rare perspective on the tension of gender dynamics.