Beaching about, occasionally you hear songs that just fit the mood, the smell, the sounds, and the feeling of beach on your body.
They don’t necessarily have to be songs from the Beach Boys titled “Beaches in Mind” or “Goin’ to the beach” – but it helps. The following 8 summer chill-out songs belong to our ultimate beach experience playlist – some old classics, some that might surprise you. If you are not already at the beach, these songs will take you there. Have a listen!
Wet Questions by Keziah Jones
This mellow song from the afro-funk artist takes us straight to a lonely beach on a lonely island. It has beach written all over it.
Summer Breeze by The Isley Brothers
A summer holiday classic that gets you tanned by merely listening.
Sun is Shining by Bob Marley
No beach song playlist is a beach song playlist without Bob Marley. If we had to name one artist embodying the beach vibe, Bob would be the one.
The Girl From Ipanema by Antônio Carlos Jobim
It’s a bossa classic, it’s dreamy, and it makes our minds imagine the Ipanema girl gracefully strolling the beach as hopeful eyes follow her.
ปรารถนา (Pratthana) by T-Bone
Since Thailand has some of the world’s best beaches, why not try a local favorite? We love this one.
Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers
“Just bees and things and flowers..:.” Sunday chill summer mood is all over this one.
Bongo Bong by Mano Chao
If you have been to a backpacker beach, you have definitely heard this happy tune. It’s mandatory beach music!
96 Degrees in the Shade by Third World
When I was recently beaching on a small island in Malaysian Borneo, this song suddenly popped into my head. It was burning hot and I was looking for shade, but then I had to let go and just dance to the tune inside my head.
Don’t these songs send you straight to the beach?
We would love to add extra songs to our beach soundtrack. We invite you to share your own favorite beach songs with us in the comments field below.