As summer winds down, school bells are ringing, garden plants are fading, pools are closing, military families are settling into a new PCS location (or grateful they didn’t have to move this year), football fans are looking forward to Sunday nights, crafters are thinking ahead to Halloween, shops are selling cozy fall fashions, skies are looking gray and colors everywhere are taking on a more intense hue.
But the summer season isn’t quite over yet. There is plenty of time for a few more hot-weather activities, relaxed get-togethers, fun and tasty cook-outs, clearance-sale shopping and last-minute vacationing. To help you celebrate the season before it’s over, here are 12 classic, off-the-beaten-path, and contemporary songs dedicated to summer.
Of course, there are many, many more songs about summer, summer love and sunshine that aren’t on our list (we selected ones that have “summer” in the title), so feel free to join in with your own favorite song of the season. What are we missing? Let us know!