Summer is well and truly under away! However, in typical fashion, we can’t guarantee how long it will last. With the ups and downs of unpredictable summertime weather, music can help make or break your mood. So, if you don’t get the chance to roll down those windows as often as you like, we’ve got the tunes to brighten up your daily travels. Whether you’re hitting the road for a family holiday, road-tripping to a music festival with your mates, or taking a romantic daytrip with your partner, here’s the top summer bangers to make your journey great!
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
A true nineties anthem! If you and your pals are on route to a BBQ, this is the song to get you guys pumped up for the good times ahead. And what’s not to love about a bit of classic Will Smith?
Smash Mouth – All Star
Ok, we don’t expect you to know all the words, but we can’t forgive you if you don’t recognise the upbeat and bouncy chorus from all the classic American Pie movies. This track will have the whole car attempting to sing-a-long whilst you head towards your festival weekend getaway!
Gabrielle – Sunshine
It may be rather cheesy, but you can’t deny it’s not a classic! We recommend you keep this one up your sleeve in case there’s a few grey days or false starts to this summer. If the weather outside cannot brighten your mood, we’re sure this one will put a smile on your face.
Hanson – MMMBop
This track is almost as nostalgic as our Corsa or VIVA. Whether you love it or hate it, this tune is sure to get a reaction from any backseat drivers.
Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
One for the Dads! How could we create a list of top summer tunes without including one of the most popular dad rock songs that features on almost every driving compilation CD that’s ever existed? Bonus points for any driver whose passenger ends up playing air-guitar.
Alice Cooper – School’s Out For Summer
This track has stood the test of time for pupils celebrating their summer holidays. Trying to keep the kids entertained over the school break? Crank up the volume and remind them to make the most of their free time!
The Cast of Grease – Summer Nights
For anyone that’s a fan of musicals, you cannot have a road trip without playing this classic. Heading out with your partner, this tune is the perfect sing-a-long for any car-duet. It’s not just a song for parties or on the karaoke you know!
Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
Trying to look cool when you pull up at traffic lights, if this isn’t the song blasting out your speakers with the windows rolled down, then you’re doing it all wrong. Ice Cube’s biggest hit is the perfect partner when you’re taking a chilled summer evening cruise.
Katy Perry – California Girls
You can’t help but sing along to this pop hit. Whether you love it for the cheery, bubblegum-smacking melody or for the chilled out rapping from Snoop Dogg, this song has something for everyone. The only question is, who will sing louder? Your mates in the back or you and your assigned DJ in the passenger seat?
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Whether it’s rain or shine, this will keep the whole family in high spirits on that long distance drive. If you’re tired of over the top tunes, this tune will chill you right out. The ultimate song for sunny Sunday drives.
Music has the power to change your mood, perk you up and pass the time. It’s really hard to beat a great playlist when driving. Got your own suggestions? Let us know what tracks you love to blast from your car windows with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
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