We all long for the coming of summer, when the daylight feels endless, and our spirits rise with the temperature. Accordingly, it’s no surprise to discover that pop history is full of fantastic songs which extol the joys of sun, sea and sand, as well as plenty more that explore the season’s darker shadows. Here we open the curtains and let some sunshine in with the 40 best summer songs.
Listen to our ‘Summer’ playlist here, and check out our best summer songs, below.
40: Pink and Willow Sage Hart: Cover Me In Sunshine (2021)
Recording Cover Me In Sunshine was very much a family affair for Pink, who shared vocals with her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, on this bright, poppy track which debuted on TikTok in February 2021 before seeing official release through RCA later in the year. Though only a relatively minor hit in the US, Cover Me In Sunshine became a feel-good anthem across Europe, going Top 10 in numerous countries.