Pop music is the perfect soundtrack for all types of summer fun from the bbq to the beach. This is a guide for the 10 best albums to stock in your car to guarantee a summer of great music.
The Beach Boys
wrote the book on summer music fun. This is one of the best collections in existence including all of the group's biggest hits. It's pure musical sun 'n fun.
Make your own "sweet sweet fantasy" this summer listening to this Mariah Carey
is the perfect title for this smooth listening on a hot summer day.
Sheryl Crow's collection kicks off with "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun," two all time summer classics. The rest of the album is great, too...but you might find yourself hitting the repeat play button several times before you get there.
From "Take It Easy" to "Take It To the Limit," this is a perfect set for a summer road trip. This is one of the bestselling pop albums of all time, for good reason.
Before he set out on his own, Will Smith was the rapping sidekick to DJ Jazzy Jeff. They unleashed an all-time summer classic on this album with "Summertime." The rest of the album is good, too...particularly their version of the classic "Ring My Bell."
blasted into public consciousness on this album, and it has quickly settled in as a classic. Summer pop-punk doesn't get much better than "Sk8er Boi."
Cruise and rap along with Nelly all the way through this album. Since it's summer, you may be enticed to follow his advice "It's gettin' hot in here...let's take off all our clothes..."
masterpiece is a must for summer night cruising. "Hey Ya" is an epic of fun that still sounds like it just came out yesterday.
The early 80's are an entire era of loads of great music for summer listening. "Funkytown," "Upside Down," and "Fame" are just three of the classics on this collection.
If the Beach Boys
are the masters of summer at the beach, the Motown record label knew summer in the city. Join your friends "Dancing In the Street" with these great classics.