The Tunes of Summer

n-WORKOUT-WITH-MUSIC-large570The temperature is finally reaching the 80s here in central IL and it is officially beginning to feel more like summer. After what seemed like a never-ending winter, let’s roll down the car windows, hit the lake and crank up those summer tunes! If you’re like me, you typically listen to a bit more country music during the summer but this playlist can appeal to all audiences.

These songs either have a summer theme or just make me think of summer in general! This is a great playlist to enjoy with outdoor activities such as walking, jogging and going for a bike ride. Remember to always pack adequate fluids for your outdoor workouts and to wear appropriate skin care protection. Enjoy!

1. “Summer Nights” Rascal Flatts

2. “Boys of Summer” The Ataris (remake)
3. “Summer in the City” The Lovin’ Spoonful (I totally remember this on my mom’s “Sweatin’ to the Oldies”, anyone else?)
4. “Summer of 69” Bryan Adams
5. “Ain’t going down til the sun comes up” Garth Brooks
6. “Miami” Will Smith
7. “Walking on Sunshine” Katrina and the Waves
8. “Don’t Stop the Party” Pitbull

9. “Firework” Katy Perry (Liam Keegan Remix)
10. “Playin’ with the Boys” Kenny Loggins (remember this scene from Top Gun???)
11. “Summer Nights” Grease soundtrack
12. “You took the words right out of my mouth (hot summer night)” Meatloaf (karaoke anyone?)
13. “Suntan City” Luke Bryan
14. “Summertime” Kenny Chesney
15. “Up and Away” Can’t Stop Won’t Stop feat. June (my husband and I’s favorite boat jam)


16. “Timber” Ke$ha feat. Pitbull
17. “Six-pack Summer” Phil Vassar
18. “Sweet Home Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd
19. “Footloose” Kenny Loggins


20. “Escapade” Janet Jackson
21. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” Jake Owen
22. “Kokomo” Beach Boys
23. “Escape” Rupert Holmes

Share some of your favorite work out summer jams ! Leave a comment.

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