Now Monthly Tunes Tuesday: Songs for the End of Summer

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Aug 01

Can you believe that the summer is already starting to wind down?  July is in the rear-view mirror, but I’m in denial!

For this month’s Tunes Tuesday, Kim from Kooky Runner, Steff from Run Steff Run, and I are sharing our favorite songs of summer!  Hopefully, you’ll find some great music to add to your playlist either for running, working out, or just enjoying in the car!

Remember – Tunes Tuesday is now taking place on the first Tuesday of every monthwe hope you join us!

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Tunes Tuesday: Songs of the Summer

Do you enjoy the summer season?  I’m a summer baby, so I have always loved this time of year.  Now that I’m an adult with a full-time job, I really cherish the summer season.  The heat and humidity honestly isn’t my favorite thing as a runner, but if I’m at the beach or on vacay, bring it on!  The problem with summer is that it always goes by too fast!

When I think of songs of the summer, I think of music that’s either fun and full of energy or just really chill that you can vibe to.  If you’ve followed my Tunes Tuesday posts this past year, you know that I’m all about making playlists.

Check out my new Spotify playlist for Songs of Summer, and feel free to subscribe!  This mix has a great variety full of songs featuring that summer heat.  I really hope you enjoy it!

Featured Songs:  Summer Songs

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Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince:  This song will always be a classic, especially living in Philly!

Summer Love – Justin Timberlake:  I have a “love/hate” relationship with JT, but I love just about all of his music…so here we go!

Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey:  I know we’ve all heard this song a million times, lol!  I’m starting to get a little sad that summer is winding down, so I had to include it!

Summer – Calvin Harris:  Calvin Harris is like the king of music right now, everything he touches turns to gold!

Cruel Summer – Ace of Base:  I love the 90’s, and I also love Ace of Base’s lesser-known songs!  I’ve jammed to this song too many times!

Swimming Pool Summer – Capital Cities:  I’m really feeling this song from Capital Cities!

Temperature – Sean Paul:  I remember this music video from back in the day, love Sean Paul!

California Gurls – Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg:  The summer sun definitely makes me think of California.  This is a really fun song for summer.

Heatwave – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas:  I love Motown music and this song was always one that would get me dancing!

Heatwave – Robin Shulz ft. Akon:  Well I’ve been on Team Akon since he was “Locked Up” so I’ll enjoy him on any song, lol!

Canned Heat – Jamiroquai:  I hadn’t heard this song is AGES, and now that I have, I want to listen to all the Jamiroquai, lol!

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Heat of the Moment – After 7:  After 7 was this great R&B group in the late 80’s/early 90’s that my mom really loved.  This song really took me back!

Heat of the Night – Aqua:  Totally a cheesy song from the group that gave us “Barbie Girl”, but I love it anyway!

Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell:  These two are always making great collaborations…I still stop what I’m doing when I hear this song, haha!

Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance) – Craig David:  You guys already know how much I love Craig David.  This was one of my favorite jams back in college!

Hot in Herre – Nelly:  How could I not include this classic, haha!

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer:  I felt bad for not featuring any Donna Summer in my 70’s music playlist, so I was happy to show her some love here!

Island in the Sun – Weezer:  I always loved this song and I wouldn’t mind going away to an island in the sun right about now, haha!

Join Us Each Month for Tunes Tuesday!

Here’s all you have to do to link up with us for Tunes Tuesday – you’ll have all month to join in the fun!

  1. Write your post on the theme of the month. You can also include a playlist focusing on the month’s theme!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up one of our blogs. It will show up on all of our blogs, so don’t worry if you post on one or the other. Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a monthly schedule. Each month will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, just have fun with it! The link up will open the first Tuesday of every month. Here are the themes for the rest of the year:

  • August – End of Summer jams
  • September – Pump Up jams (9/5)
  • October – Halloween/Scary jams (10/3)
  • November – Current jams (11/7)
  • December – Holiday jams (12/5)

We hope you guys enjoy the link up! Please, if you have any questions, just ask!

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I’m also linking up with Marcia, Patty, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run!

What are some of your favorite songs of summer?  Do you like this time of year or are you ready for fall?

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