100 Songs for an Old School Summer

100 Songs for an Old School Summer

So next time you’re relaxing by the pool soaking up the summer temperatures, take a break from today’s top 40.

100 Songs for an Old School Summer

So next time you’re relaxing by the pool soaking up the summer temperatures, take a break from today’s top 40.
50s 60s Classics

We’re almost to the halfway point of 2018, and there’s no denying it’s been a stellar year for music so far. This summer alone, new releases from some of today’s top artists are gracing the home pages of our Spotify and Apple music apps and filling up our summer day-drinking playlists.

While I can’t deny that I love fresh new summertime releases, when I’m laying by the pool enjoying a sunny, cloudless day, there’s something else I always tend to gravitate towards -- oldies.

Last month, I shared my favorite 70s and 80s rock with you on “Roll Your Windows Down,” one of my favorite playlists for weekend road trips and barbecues. “Old Soul” is my compilation-playlist-love-letter to the greats of the 50s and 60s -- the true golden era of music, if you ask me. The CD holder in my mom’s car growing up was overflowing with discs with titles like “Best Love Songs of the 60s,” and I couldn’t get enough of them. Many of the songs on this playlist have earned a spot in my personal all-time favorites.

So next time you’re relaxing by the pool soaking up the summer temperatures, take a break from today’s top 40. Crack open an ice-cold Coca-Cola (in a glass bottle, of course, they taste the best that way), put “Old Soul” on the speakers, and imagine you’re waiting for a James Dean-lookalike to pick you up in a second-generation T-bird convertible, dirty dancing with Patrick Swayze in a mountain resort, or taking a cross-country road trip with your beatnik friends in a VW bus to San Francisco.

Enjoy!