30 Happy Songs: First Day of Summer Playlist

From Mariah Carey to the Beach Boys, we've got happy songs for a very happy first day of summer.

Even though you may have been celebrating summer since Memorial Day, the sweatiest season of the year technically begins today. And so I say: Happy summer!

Because summer is officially here—and, well, it’s a Friday—I thought I’d whip up a little playlist to get you amped. While I would consider it a workout playlist, know that I’m not super picky when it comes to these things; I will literally work out to anything and everything. (Seriously, Jeff Buckley’s heart-wrencher, “Hallelujah”, was in my running mix for the loooongest time.) But if you’re the type who needs crazy club dance songs to get you moving, you may find a few tracks on here that aren’t quite, er, up-tempo enough for your sweat session.

But I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: Every one of these songs will make you feel very, very happy. And that’s what summer’s all about, right? Right.

Stream all 30 happy-go-lucky tracks below via Spotify (note: You’ll need to sign up—for free!—first). And happy listening!

Tell us: What songs make you happy? Share ’em in the comments!

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