By: Abbie Sussman, Summer 365 CIT
Admit it. You always wanted to be that camper whose iPod (or burned CD) was blasting in the speakers of your bunk 24/7. The camper who was turned into DJ during cleanup, rest hour, shower hour, and any other moment where background music was necessary. I know I aspired to be this camper, but I always managed to have the lamest music out of the bunch- even when I was a counselor. To assure this never happens to your children, the Summer 365 team has come up with the ultimate playlist for the summer of 2015; to be downloaded onto the approved iPod Nano/shuffle or MP3 player, of course. We predict these tunes will be hits this summer, and are the songs that will make your camper dance, laugh, cry, and forever remind them of summer ’15. Give ‘em a listen!
15. Budapest by George Ezra
This soulful song is perfect to relax to during rest hour, or to listen to as background music while completing your summer reading.
14. Flashlight by Jessie J
Recently debuted in Pitch perfect 2, this slow tune is also ideal for relaxation and may prompt campers to whip out their flashlights at bedtime when it’s time for lights out. Anyone else have bets that this song will be the go-to for campers to show off their singing in the talent show?
13. Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack) by David Guetta
In a dancing mood? This is the perfect song to listen to. The collaboration between Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack combines an electronic beat and rap verses with an addicting chorus to create the ultimate track appropriate for any dance party that will break out in the bunk.
12. Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber) by Skrillex and Diplo
Justin Bieber has come out of hiding to bring you this awesome new song that puts a unique twist on what we have all come to expect from the Biebs. Ideal background music for swim, boating, or downtime in the bunk.
11. Lean On (feat. MO & DJ Snake) Major Lazer
With a dance-y yet laidback beat, this song is perfect for morning clean up. We can’t guarantee it will help you pass inspection, however!
10. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) by Omi
Cheerleader is a relaxing tune ideal for bunk time, with its catchy lyrics and beat that are bound to have everyone singing along.
9. Want to Want Me by Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo has done it again. He has produced hit song after hit song, and this one is surely not left behind. This is the quintessential pop songs that will get every camper through the summer.
8. GDFR (feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas) by Flo Rida
This funky beat will make you want to get up and dance as soon as it comes on!
7. Fun (feat. Chris Brown) by Pitbull
Guaranteed to show everyone a fun time whether in the dining room, social hall, or dancing away at socials!
6. Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor
Dear Future Husband, I hope I meet you at camp this summer! Camp romances… ain’t nothing like them!
5. I Really Like You Carly Rae Jepsen
This is a great song to jam out to. Maybe if you play this song over again in front of your camp crush he’ll get the hint. ;)
4. Lips are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor
The perfect song to lip sync to, Lips are Movin’ is bound to be the most repeated song on MTV night.
3. Honey I’m Good by Andy Grammer
Happy is the perfect word to describe this song. This is the ultimate song to uplift any bad mood that may arise throughout the summer.
2. Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Taylor Swift
This song combines the typical vibes of Taylor Swift with the beats of the more laid-back rapper Kendrick Lamar to create the ultimate song to sing along to in the bunk or to dance to at a social.
1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
Number one because this song works for almost every occasion. Show hour? Check. Name that tune? Check. Your counselor blasting music in your ear in attempt to wake you up? Check.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Summer 365 ultimate camp playlist for summer 2015. Like what you hear? Follow our newly launched Soundcloud account, where we will be posting even more hits that will serve as the perfect soundtrack to your summer. We have ready made playlists for perfect for clean up, rest hour, downtime, and the endless dance parties that will inevitably happen in the bunk.
Comment with any songs you think will top the charts at camp this summer!