Summer may be only a couple of weeks away, but the hot weather is already settling in. So what better way to keep cool than to set up a fired up playlist to jam to day and night! Today, we’re offering you a variety of songs, both old and new, to set the tone for your summer holidays.
Whether you’re in the car, by the side of the pool, or simply in the calmness of your home, here are 17 perfect jams you can add to your playlist to beat the summer heat!
1. SHINee – “Good Evening”
If you’re throwing a party, make sure to kickstart your evening with SHINee’s recent title track. The song slowly picks up the pace, but it will surely set you in quite a festive mood!
2. Girls’ Generation – “Holiday”
Another song to get you all turnt up is this hit from Girls’ Generation’s 10th anniversary. The track may be about a year old, but it definitely puts you in party mode!
3. WINNER – “Everyday”
Anyone up for a beach party? This laid-back tune can easily be your daily go-to song. Learn a few dance moves from the MV and wow the crowd with a full-on swagger choreography!
4. Bolbbalgan4 – “Travel”
Got no plans this summer? No problem! Jump on Bolbbalgan4’s bandwagon and let yourself be carried away by their melodious tunes and colorful aura.
5. KARD – “Hola Hola”
This track from KARD is the ultimate summer anthem. Matching the summery vibes of the track, the music video is complete with blue skies, palm trees, and cool waves. Also, nothing says fun gatherings like red cups and pizza!
6. SISTAR – “Touch My Body”
You can’t spell Summer without S…ISTAR. Though the members have parted ways, this quartet has blessed us with many memorable hits throughout their blossoming career, and keeping them off the list would be a sin! Catch one of their flirtiest tracks down below.
7. BTS – “Airplane pt. 2”
It may take two to tango, but it only takes a single Spanish rhythm to make you put on your dancing shoes. BTS’s latin-infused pop song is so fly, you can’t help but feel on cloud nine as you play it non-stop!
8. MAMAMOO – “Starry Night”
If you’re hitting the road and you need some chill background music to keep you company, MAMAMOO’s harmonious vocals in this song are definitely your best bet!
9. EXO – “Ko Ko Bop”
Looking for a bop that portrays summer vibes? Well, look no further: though it was released last year, “Ko Ko Bop” is still a must-have song on your playlist that’s perfect for the summer!
10. (G)I-DLE – “LATATA”
Speaking of jams, if you haven’t listened to (G)-IDLE’s debut song yet, you are surely missing out! This lit track is a hidden gem that will make both your day and night!
11. Super Junior – “Lo Siento”
What better sound to make your day like this hot collaboration? With its bold concept and tropical flavor, “Lo Siento” is yet another latin-influenced song you simply must have on your phone!
12. Eric Nam – “Honestly”
If you feel like taking a walk on a sunny day and letting your thoughts wander, this chill song can honestly fit as the perfect soundtrack of your life.
13. KHAN – “I’m Your Girl?”
KHAN’s debut is looking fresh and promising with this groovy release! The song feels just right, especially when you want to listen to a mellow beat for a change.
14. N.Flying – “How R U Today”
If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, a sweet-sounding track is exactly what you need. N.Flying is here to lift up your mood through their alternative instrumental and sentimental touch.
15. Jessi x Flowsik – “All I Need”
We didn’t know we needed a Jessi x Flowsik collab until it happened, and we ended up with a smooth tune that got our hearts beating in a swooning pace: talk about a summer jam!
16. Teen Top – “Seoul Night”
If you’re feeling bored and looking for diversion, listening to this insanely good beat will immediately snatch you from your dull mood and make you literally jump to the rhythm!
17. BLACKPINK – “As If It’s Your Last”
Time for a throwback to BLACKPINK’s latest release to date, which definitely turned heads last year. There is no doubt that we’re expecting another upbeat comeback that will dominate this summer as well, but for the time being, let’s enjoy this one as if it’s our last!
Which song(s) is currently on your summer playlist? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.