Granville Online’s ultimate summer playlist

Get in the proper headspace with songs that ooze summer.

Credit: Flickr/Elenah N

Sit back, relax and enjoy the best songs summer has to offer

We all have that one song that will forever remind us of the blissfully sunny days of summers past. Unfortunately, as one reader pointed out, this song seems to be most fitting for Vancouver these days.


Kidding! (Sort of.) But, since the rainy days just seem to keep on coming in Vancouver, why not escape with this sweet summer playlist?

We took to the streets (and Twitter) to ask Vancouverites what one song, new or old, would always bring back memories of summer. The result is a diverse mix perfect for your next summer road trip. Enjoy!

Our ultimate summer playlist, as chosen by you:

“Summertime”—DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (a.k.a. Will Smith

Submitted by Danielle L.


“Boys of Summer”—Don Henley

Submitted by @miss_juniper


“Bohemian Like You”—The Dandy Warhols

Submitted by @LolaFrost


“California Dreamin’ Remix”—Benny Benassi

Submitted by @NicoleNotes


“Party in the U.S.A.”—Miley Cyrus

Submitted by John B.


“California Gurls”—Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

Submitted by Susie N.

“Steal My Sunshine”—LEN

Submitted by Mike R.

“I Saw the Sign”
—Ace of Base 

Submitted by Kaylah L.

“Party Rock Anthem”—LMFAO

Submitted by Patrick B.

“Shoop”—Salt n’ Pepa

Submitted by Nadia V.


“Blister in the Sun”—Violent Femmes

Submitted by Jennifer E.


“Wipeout”—The Surfaris

Submitted by Mike S.


“Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”—Otis Redding 

Submitted by Kristen H.



Submitted by Rita L.


“Summer Nights”—John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Submitted by Tim R.