When you think of paradise, what do you imagine? For us, it's lounging on the beach, margarita in one hand, a good book in the other while Jimmy Buffett plays in the background. No beach trip is complete without the music to go along with it (although, sometimes the only music you need is the sound of the waves as they hit the shore). Here's a list of our favorite beach tunes to get you in a surf mood, whether you're at the shore or stuck behind a desk!
- "Margaritaville," Jimmy Buffett
How can you not include this Jimmy Buffett classic on a list of best beach songs? Listen to any song by Jimmy Buffett and it’s easy to close your eyes and pretend like your troubles are a million miles away.
- “Sun Daze,” Florida Georgia Line
Because isn’t summer just all about getting your sun daze on?
- “The Tide is High,” Blondie
This breezy reggae song by the rockband Blondie isn’t your typical “beach” song, but something about it sounds great when paired with summer sun and sand. Give it a try!
- “Toes,” Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band, like Jimmy Buffet, has a knack for putting out music that just screams to be played at the beach! “Toes” is our top choice because he specifically mentions putting your toes in the water. Which is exactly what we wish we were doing right now!
- “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding
This is a song that seems to appeal to people both young and old. It’s just a classic and it makes you feel like taking things down a notch and living life a little more slowly, just like when you’re on vacation.
- “Summertime,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Will Smith exudes a lazy confidence in this song and it’s easy to imagine listening to it while the sun’s setting on another beautiful day at the beach.
- “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Something about the way Santana plays his guitar begs for this song to be played at the beach, wouldn’t you agree?
What songs are on your beach playlist?