Playlist Ideas: 150 Best Beach Songs

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If you love music, chances are that you try to incorporate it into your life at every chance you get. To do that, you probably create countless playlists fitting for different moods and events.

If you have a vacation playlist and need some inspiration for the beach songs that you can include in it, read on. The sections that follow will give you 150 suggestions to consider.

Best Beach Songs: Classics

There are certain songs that always sound fresh, no matter how many years have passed since their release. Such classics come from different genres, from rock to rap, and some of them make perfect additions to any beach song playlist. Here are some suggestions you can add to yours.

#1. Hotel California by The Eagles

#2. Message In A Bottle by The Police

#3. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

#4. Ooh La La by Faces

#5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

#6. Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys

#7. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

#8. It’s My Life by Bon Jovi

#9. The Joker by Steve Miller Band

#10. Brown Eyed Girl by Jimmy Buffett

#11. Waterloo by ABBA

#12. Paradise by The Dashboard Light by Meatloaf

#13. Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters

#14. Love Me Do by The Beatles

#15. I Want to Break Free by Queen

#16. Believe by Cher

#17. Barbie Girl by Aqua

#18. Red Red Wine by UB40

#19. Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley

#20. La Isla Bonita by Madonna

Best Beach Songs: Pop

No genre is as suitable for beach fun as pop. It offers some of the best tunes you can either dance to all night long or listen to while you chill. From songs by Khalid to those by Katy Perry, here are the pop hits that you simply cannot leave out from your playlist.

#21. Better by Khalid

#22. Despacito by Luis Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee)

#23. Cheerleader by OMI

#24. California King Bed by Rihanna

#25. July by Noah Cyrus feat. Leon Bridges

#26. Telepatía by Kali Uchis

#27. Malibu by Miley Cyrus

#28. Hung Up by Madonna

#29. Waves by Mr. Probz (Radio Edit With Robin Schulz)

#30. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

#31. Feels by Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean

#32. Dakiti by Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

#33. Reggaetón Lento by CNCO & Little Mix

#34. Long Story Short by Taylor Swift

#35. Girls Like You by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B

#36. California Gurls by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

#37. XO by Beyoncé

#38. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele

#39. Souvenir by Selena Gomez

#40. (You Drive Me) Crazy by Britney Spears

#41. Give Me Everything by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

#42. Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

#43. Say So by Doja Cat

#44. Your Love Is My Drug by Kesha

#45. Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna

#46. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

#47. Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen

#48. Summerboy by Lady Gaga

#49. No More Sad Songs by Little Mix

#50. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

Best Beach Songs: Alternative Pop/Rock

When it comes to alt music, the possibilities for your beach playlist are endless. You can find anything from bangers to mellow hits you can enjoy while laying down in the sun. The following songs are just some of the options you can consider.

#51. 45 by Bleachers

#52. Lay Me Down by Dirty Heads, Steve Fox, Stan Frazier & Roman Ramirez

#53. Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie & The Blowfish

#54. All For You by Sister Hazel

#55. Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun

#56. Underneath It All by No Doubt feat. Lady Saw

#57. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

#58. Riptide by Vance Joy

#59. Gasoline by HAIM

#60. Clocks by Coldplay (Rhythms Del Mundo Album)

#61. Sit Next to Me by Foster the People

#62. Stolen Dance by Milky Chance

#63. When It’s Over by Sugar Ray

#64. Two Princes by Spin Doctors

#65. Santeria by Sublime

#66. Love Song by 311

#67. Crash and Burn by Maggie Lindemann

#68. Honey by Halsey

#69. Want You Back by HAIM

#70. Dinner & Diatribes by Hozier

Best Beach Songs: Country

The easy tunes and soft guitars that country is famous for fit in perfectly with the atmosphere on any beach. From Florida Georgia Line to Shania Twain, here are the best country tunes that will make your time at the beach truly unforgettable.

#71. Cruise by Florida Georgia Line Remix feat. Nelly

#72. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson feat. Jimmy Buffett

#73. Pirate Flag by Kenny Chesney

#74. Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves

#75. Nobody But You (Duet with Gwen Stefani) by Blake Shelton

#76. Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

#77. You All Over Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) By Taylor Swift feat. Maren Morris

#78. When the Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker

#79. Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, & Taylor Swift

#80. Remind Me by Brad Paisley ft. Carrie Underwood

#81. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain

#82. Sure Be Cool If You Did by Blake Shelton

#83. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems by Kenny Chesney

#84. The Bones by Maren Morris

#85. If I Was a Cowboy by Miranda Lambert

#86. Glow by Kelly Clarkson & Chris Stapleton

#87. Waves by Luke Bryan

#88. One Too Many by Keith Urban & P!nk

#89. Drink In My Hand by Eric Church

#90. Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé

#91. Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

#92. I Quit Drinking by Kelsea Ballerini & LANY

#93. Breathe by Faith Hill

#94. Hands On You by Ashley Monroe

#95. Justified by Kacey Musgraves

#96. Beers On Me by Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND, & HARDY

#97. Come Back As A Country Boy by Blake Shelton

#98. Tequila Does Remix by Miranda Lambert

#99. If I Didn’t Love You by Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood

#100. Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

Best Beach Songs: Rap

Modern rap music incorporates trap and island beats more than ever before. That is why this genre is a perfect choice for a playlist with the best beach songs. Here are some song ideas you can consider.

#101. American Boy by Estelle feat. Kanye West

#102. One Dance by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla

#103. Sunflower by Post Malone & Swae Lee

#104. Ganja Burns by Nicki Minaj

#105. Savage Remix by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

#106. Unforgettable by French Montana feat. Swae Lee

#107. In My Feelings by Drake

#108. Move B***h by Ludacris feat. Mystikal and I-20

#109. Lean Back by Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma

#110. Not Tonight Remix (Ladies Night) by Lik Kim feat. Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Left Eye, and Angie Martinez

#111. Ain’t No Fun by Snoop Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and Warren G

#112. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) by Jay-Z

#113. Need to Know by Doja Cat

#114. I Like It by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

#115. Monster by Kanye West feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z & Bon Iver

#116. ICY GRL by Saweetie

#117. Truth Hurts by Lizzo

#118. On Me remix by Lil Baby feat. Megan Thee Stallion

#119. Woman by Doja Cat

#120. INDUSTRY BABY by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

Best Beach Songs: Everything In Between

As you well know, there are certain songs and artists that simply don’t fit into a single genre. It is much easier to say that they fit into a certain mood or vibe. The following list contains songs that are exactly like that, and they have another thing in common. They would make perfect additions to your beach playlist.

#121. Beyond by Leon Bridges

#122. Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

#123. October by Alessia Cara

#124. Wrap Me Up by Jhené Aiko

#125. Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman

#126. August by Taylor Swift

#127. Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato

#128. Good For You by Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky

#129. Budapest by George Ezra

#130. Hold Back the River by James Bay

#131. Psycho by Maisie Peters

#132. Lights Down Low by Bei Maejor feat. Waka Flocka Flame

#133. Give Me Something by Alex & Sierra

#134. Mayores by Becky G & Bad Bunny

#135. Crazy in Love (Remix) by Beyoncé

#136. Billie Bossa Nova by Billie Eilish

#137. How You Like That by BLACKPINK

#138. Chinatown by Bleachers feat. Bruce Springsteen

#139. Latter Days by Big Red Machine feat. Anaïs Mitchell

#140. Electric Love by BØRNS

#141. Versace On the Floor by Bruno Mars

#142. My Oh My by Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby

#143. We’re Good by Dua Lipa

#144. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

#145. Gone West by Gone West

#146. One Foot In Front Of the Other by Griff

#147. Walls Could Talk by Halsey

#148. What I Need By Hayley Kyoko feat. Kehlani

#149. Swalla by Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

#150. I’m Into You by Jennifer Lopez feat. Lil Wayne

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