There’s nothing like a beach party to get you in the summertime mood and no beach party is complete without some sweet tunes. Here’s some suggestions to add to your playlist that will keep you and your guests chilling, dancing, and partying all night long.
Summertime, Norah Jones
This version of George Gershwin’s 1934 jazz classic is perfect for chilling by the water when the sun is at its peak and resting up for the evening’s festivities.
Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown, Yonder Mountain String Band
Combine bluegrass instruments, a classic John Hartford tune, and a reggae beat and you come up with a perfect beach party tune. A silly one from YMSB that will get you in a party mood, get your hips moving, and get you and your friends laughing. Check it out.
American Girl, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
What’s more American than a good old fashioned beach party and what’s a beach party without some American girls? Get them dancing at your next beach party with this Tom Petty classic. “Take it easy baby. Make it last all night.”
Mellow Mood, Bob Marley
The king of reggae came up with the perfect late afternoon beach party song when he released this one in 1973. Play it at your next beach party and watch your cares float away on the breeze.
Carnival Time, Leftover Salmon
The inventors of slamgrass offer up a calypso tinged party tune for listening pleasure. If this doesn’t get you shaking your hips, you’d better check your pulse.
In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry
A summertime classic delivered in a sort of jugband/ragtime style by some seriously well dressed musicians.
Make your beach party even better by adding these songs to your playlist and have a great time.