Summer mixtape

As the days get longer and hotter, music enthusiasts everywhere are looking for the perfect soundtrack to accompany their summer adventures. While creating a Summer mixtape, much of it comes down to personal preference, there are a few rules that should be followed in order to create an enjoyable mix of songs.

When choosing songs, try to include tracks that are upbeat and lively and reflect the warm, carefree atmosphere of the season. Look for classic summer songs like Bob Marley’s “Jammin’” or Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and newer anthems like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” or “California Gurls” by Katy Perry. Be sure to mix up the genres, adding in some pop, hip hop, latin and rock to keep your mix interesting and flavorfully diverse.

Also, pick out a handful of slower songs for when you want to take a break from the beach during sunset or have time for some reflective moments on road trips. A good go to track here is “Riptide” by Vance Joy. Get creative here by mixing in some mellow reggae jams or soulful slow jams — anything that helps evoke a laid-back vibe.

Lastly, when compiling your Summer mixtape think about including songs with lyrics that reflect the shared joy and experiences that summer brings such as nostalgia for your childhood summers or the joy of being reunited with friends from college. There’s no need to limit yourself; be creative, have fun and add whatever tunes and genres make sense for you.

Summer is the season of outdoor get-togethers, beach days, and outdoor adventures. With that comes a need for a perfect summer mixtape — a fun and upbeat compilation of tracks to capture the feeling of the season. Whether you’re spending the day poolside or hitting up your local festival, here are 10 tracks to add to your summer mixtape that will make you feel like you’re on island time.

1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
No summer mixtape would be complete without this ultimate summer jam. The upbeat track works well as an opener to get people in the groove.

2. I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
This collaboration between three of the biggest names in hip-hop right now guarantees to get any party started.

3. Mi Gente – J Balvin featuring Willy William
A Latin-infused anthem that exploded onto the scene this summer, “Mi Gente” is guaranteed to keep things moving on your mixtape.

4. Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
The ultimate catchy summer jam since 2017, everyone from kids to grandparents seems to know the words to this one!

5. Sucker – Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers’ comeback definitely made its mark on 2019, with their single “Sucker” providing an infectious pop jam for your playlist.

6. God’s Plan – Drake
This track was an absolute monster when it was released earlier this year, with its sweet message (and pretty fateful video) making it perfect for some summer vibes.

7. All Day and Night – Jax Jones ft. Martin Solveig and Madison Beer
A great hit from earlier this year that definitely shouldn’t be missed off your mixtape! The chorus is insanely catchy and the beat is guaranteed to get people moving.

8. Summertime Magic – Childish Gambino
This tune makes you feel sunny no matter what time of year it is! A light and airy track, perfect for any beach day strolls or cocktails at sunset alike.
9. Cool – Jonas Brothers
The second song from the hugely successful Jonas Brothers comeback was also a hit this summer – sugary sweet vibes all around!
10. Solita – Bad Bunny ft. Daddy Yankee & Ozuna
Bad Bunny rounded off one hell of a year for him with this awesome collaboration with two other Latin superstars, providing all kinds of banger potential for your playlist!

There you have it — the ultimate collection of songs that will make summer 2019 sound like no other! Get your friends together, crank up the volume and enjoy!