10 Summer Songs To Be Marooned With On A Desert Island

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Everyone has their favorite summer songs.  But only the ULTIMATE hot weather tunes are good enough to take to a deserted island.

Today we present our 10 Top Summer Songs – and why having them blasting through our headphones would make our island adventure much more fun!

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1. Maroon 5 – This Love: This summer jam has all the requirements of a hit — singalong chorus, jangly guitars, Adam Levine. Can’t go wrong.

2. Martha & The Vandellas – Heat Wave: A staple of oldies radio stations, and barbecue playlists everywhere, if you’ve seen Sister Act, you know this song. Great, great summertime tune.

3. The Drifters — Under The Boardwalk: We know it’s a (very) oldie but a goodie, but hey, if there’s a boardwalk in your area – and you happen to be under it – there couldn’t be a more classic song of summer.

4. Rilo Kiley – With Arms Outstretched: That yearning guitar, the hand-clappy, singalong chorus — this is a perfect song for those last golden weeks of summer as it fades to fall.

5. Drake – Started From The Bottom: If we’re basing this list off of songs we hear out of cars around the city, then this is definitely a song for summer. Nothing like a good anthem with a shout-able, sing-able chorus to really keep things movin’.

6. Beach Boys — Kokomo: What better to while away the sunny beach days with the Beach Boys singing about a fictional but awesome sounding beach?

7. Mariah Carey + Miguel — #Beautiful: This is a legitimate, hot off the presses summer jam, and we have maybe spent an afternoon or two listening to it on repeat. Summer jam status achieved.

8. Anna Kendrick – Cups (When I’m Gone From Pitch Perfect) – Jaunty and clever with an ear worm of a hook, this song is a good way to both usher in summer and teach yourself how to play cups on a counter.

9. Justin Timberlake — Suit And Tie:  This list wouldn’t be complete without JT’s comeback single off the 20/20 Experience. Perfect, perfect summer song.

10. Katy Perry — California Gurls — Perhaps the world’s most perfect summer song, this celebrates the glories of short shorts, bikinis and being tan — summer in under 5 minutes.