When you’re soaking up the sun, you’ve got to have the tunes to match the vibe. Nothing is better than being in full-on relaxation mode than having the right music playing. We know it’s tough finding the right songs to fit the mood. Plus, when you’re unwinding, who has the time to sort through your music to create a queue? To make a solid beach playlist, we’ve created this list of 10 songs that are essential to having while hanging on the beach, or even in your backyard.
Artists like FIFTY FIFTY and WILLOW instantly put us in a zen mood. Meanwhile, for those who love to party it up, Dua Lipa and Bad Bunny are right there, too, to make you shake what your mama gave ya. You can’t forget about the girls going through heartache, though. With these breakup anthems, forget about your ex and thrive. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have that covered. Whatever your summer mood is, we’ve got the tunes to add a ray of sunshine to those long summer days. A perfect mix combines moods (“love is great” and “love is the worst”) and different tempos. It’s also fun to stack songs by superstars and newcomers on top of each other.
Take a look below at our top 10 picks for the best beach playlist.