Whether it's reminiscing about past summers or gearing up for the next weekend at the beach, we all have our must-have summer songs on hand. While classics like Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" may be at the top of some lists, Rhapsody is offering music lovers their own "Best of Summer" playlist. Visit rhapsody.com for a free download every day until the end of the month. Enjoy the free singles they're offering:
Rhapsody's Best of Summer Playlist
7/22: The Beach Boys, Surfin' U.S.A.
If any band is attributed to the summer, it's The Beach Boys. Listen closely as they transport you to the best surf spots of the country.
7/23: The Go-Go's, Vacation
What better song to take you back to the '80s than this classic summer hit?
7/24: 2Pac, California Love
If anyone knows a thing or two about summer it's Californians. Whether he's name dropping hot beach spots in California or enticing listeners with his danceable beats, 2Pac's track has survived the test of time.
7/27: Pitbull, I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Always a hit in the clubs, Pitbull's song is bound to get any beach party started.
7/28: Lady Gaga, LoveGame
Love her or hate her, you can't deny the fact that Lady Gaga is taking over the airwaves Summer of '09.
7/29: Animal Collective, Summertime Clothes
The band's most recent single, who can resist a guy repeatedly singing, I want to walk around with you? Come on now, isn't every girl's requirement, long strolls on the beach?
7/30: Colbie Caillat, Fallin' For You
California beauty Colbie Caillat broke into the music scene with her laid-back vocals in 2007's summer hit, "Bubbly". The first single off her upcoming sophomore release, "Breakthrough" is bound to do the same. The perfect song to unwind to this summer.
7/31: Black Eyed Peas, I Gotta Feeling
"The E.N.D." is no doubt the summer album of '09, No one knows how to get the summer party started like the Black Eyed Peas. Whether you're gearing up for a night on the town or a road trip with the girls, "I Gotta Feeling" will give you the energy needed for those fun summer nights.
Annie Reuter is a freelance writer and music blogger who covers concerts and music festivals around the country. In constant pursuit of the next show to attend and band to interview, Annie keeps up her own music blog, You Sing, I Write, where you can read more on the latest up-and-coming bands.