14 Summer Love Anthems

Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift Make the List

There’s nothing quite like a summer romance. From afternoons at the lake to late night, moonlit drives, it’s the perfect season to start something new with your summer crush. Whether it’s a fling or something long-term, we’ve got the perfect playlist for all of your summer love needs.

“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney Blowin’ smoke and teenage dreaming, this latest single from Chesney is a throwback to those summers of old, where all that matters is who you sat with on the living room couch.

“Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” Jake Owen It wouldn’t be summer without this one from Owen, which celebrates that time-honored summer date tradition of dancing down by the water.

“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town Sometimes the best nights are fueled by a little day drinking. Forget Friday night. Get things going a little early with your summer sweetheart a la Little Big Town.

“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” The Band Perry There’s no better way to shake off that winter coat than with a summer romance, and The Band Perry hope to ignite the flame — if just for one night — with this track off Pioneer.

“Easy Living,” Miranda Lambert Summertime and the living’s easy, and the loving should be, too. At least, that’s how Lambert sees it, and there’s no reason to disagree.

“Get Your Shine On,” Florida Georgia Line It wouldn’t be summer without a little moonshine, and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard know just how to enjoy it — straight up. Turn those party lights on and take your summer crush for a ride in the Silverado.

“Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton There’s nothing like a honey bee metaphor to get your sweetheart in the mood. Wine or whiskey, it doesn’t matter. This song is right on the money.

“It Goes Like This,” Thomas Rhett When a guy is really serious about his summer love, he writes her a song, and that’s exactly what Rhett does for his lady in this title track of his debut album.

“Lettin’ the Night Roll,” Justin Moore Summer is all about driving around with music blaring, and Moore’s got the Kenwoods cranked up for his lady in his latest single, a perfect tune for when you want to take your date for a walk on the wild side.

“Our Song,” Taylor Swift Nothing says summer like a slamming screen door, and one of Swift’s earliest hits encapsulates those butterfly-inducing early days better than anything.

“River Bank,” Brad Paisley What would you do if you won the lottery? Tell your boss to “suck it” and ride away with your sweetheart, of course. That’s the picture Paisley paints in this aspirational single, one you and your summer date can daydream about as you’re on your way to buy scratch-off tickets.

“Somebody Like You,” Keith Urban Maybe it’s because of the romantic comedies this song has scored, but “Somebody Like You” feels like the ultimate summer romance soundtrack. Because, really, what feels more like “a new wind blowing” than a new summer fling?

“Something Like That,” Tim McGraw Barbecue stains haven’t been the same since McGraw released this classic, an ode to romantic nostalgia and all that could have been. Reminisce on old times, or create new memories. It’s up to you. Just make sure this one’s on your playlist.

“Sunshine and Whiskey,” Frankie Ballard In case you didn’t know, sunshine and whiskey go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don’t believe us? Check out this smash from Ballard, which is the perfect tune for a day at the beach with your summer love.