Best Summer Songs From The 90s Till Date

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The longing for the sun has ended and it is a farewell to the cold. The best part of the summer season is going to the beaches and listening to the amazing and super soothing summer songs. Here, I come bearing some of the best songs for summer from the 90s till date.

Music connects with different people in different ways. Personally, I am a classic fan. My old school craves for songs from the 90s and the early 20s. Back in time, I used to have playlists varied by my moods. I might sound like a nerd. But, honestly these playlists have gotten me through all my good and bad times.

There are so many amazing summer songs that you can listen to and grove on. However, the best and trending songs for summer from the 90s are Summertime, Genie in a Bottle, The Boy is Mine, Waterfalls, and many more.

Listen to these amazing summer songs and make the best of your holidays!

Best 90s Summer Songs That Will you Fall in Love All Over Again

1. Summertime

Released: May 20, 1991

Recorded: 1990

Genre: Hip Hop, R&B

Songwriters: Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George “Funky” Brown, Robert “Spike” Mickens, Lamar Hula Mahone, Craig Simpkins, Jeffrey A. Townes, Will Smith, Charles Smith, Alton Taylor, Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Richard Westfield

2. Genie in a Bottle

Released: June 1, 1999

Recorded: February 1999

Genre: Teen Pop, Dance Pop, R&B

Songwriters: David Frank, Steve Kipner, Pamela Sheyne

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3. MMMBop

Released: April 15, 1997

Recorded: 1995/1996

Genre: Pop Rock, Teen Pop

Songwriters: Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson

4. The Boy Is Mine

Released: May 19, 1998

Recorded: October-December 1997

Genre: R&B

Songwriters: LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Japhe Tejeda, Brandy Norwood

5. Waterfalls (A Capella)

Released: May 29, 1995

Recorded: 1994

Genre: R&B

Songwriters: Marqueze Etheridge, Lisa Lopes, Organized Noize

6. I’ll Be Missing You

Released: May 23, 1997

Recorded: 1997

Genre: Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel

Songwriters: Faith Evans, Todd Gaither, Sting, Albert E. Brumley

7. Baby Got Back

Released: May 7, 1992

Recorded: 1991

Genre: Hip Hop, Dirty Rap, Miami Bass

Songwriters: Sir Mix-a-Lot

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8. Steal My Sunshine

Released: 22 July 1999

Recorded: August 1998

Genre: Trip Hop, Indie Pop

Songwriters: Marc Costanzo, Gregg Diamond

9. I Swear

Released: November 19, 1993

Recorded: 1993

Genre: Country

Songwriters: Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers

10. You’re Makin’ Me High

Released: May 21, 1996

Recorded: 1995

Genre: R&B, Hip Hop Soul

Songwriters: kenneth Edmonds, Bryce Wilson

11. If You Had My Love

Released: May 4, 1999

Recorded: 1998

Genre: Pop, R&B

Songwriters: Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Cory Rooney, Jennifer Lopez, Fred Jerkins III

12. Livin’La Vida Loca

Released: March 23, 1999

Recorded: 1998

Genre: Latin Pop, Dance Pop

Songwriters: Draco Rosa, Desmond Child

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13. That’s the Way Love Goes

Released: April 20, 1993

Recorded: January 1993

Genre: R&B, Pop, New Jack Swing, Funk

Songwriters: Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis

14. Smooth

Released: June 29, 1999

Recorded: 1998-1999

Genre: Latin Rock, Alternative Rock

Songwriters: Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas

15. Macarena

Released: 1993

Recorded: 1992, 1994

Genre: Latin Pop, Dance Pop

Songwriters: Rafael Ruiz Perdigones, Antonio Romero Monge, SWK

16. This is How We Do It

Released: February 6, 1995

Recorded: 1994

Genre: New Jack Swing, Hip Hop Soul, R&B

Songwriters: Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, Ricky Walters

17. Kiss From a Rose

Released: 18 July, 1994

Recorded: 1994

Genre: Pop, R&B, Soul

Songwriters: Seal

18. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

Released: June 30, 1997

Recorded: 1996

Genre: Pop

Songwriters: Denniz Pop, Max Martin

19. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

Released: January 27, 1998

Recorded: 1997

Songwriters: Samuel Barnes, Bernard Edwards, Joe Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Will Smith

20. Semi-Charmed Life

Released: February 18, 1997

Genre: Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Pop Rock

Songwriters: Stephan Jenkins

Best Summer Songs from the 2000s

1. I Gotta Feeling

Released: May 21, 2009

Recorded: 2009

Genre: Dance Pop

Songwriters: William Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Jamie Gomez, Allan Pineda, David Guetta, Frederic Riesterer

2. Crazy In Love

Released: May 18, 2003

Recorded: December 2002 – March 2003

Genre: Hip Hop, Funk, R&B

Songwriters: Rich Harrison, Beyonce Knowles, Eugene Record, Shawn Carter

3. Hot In Herre

Released: April 16, 2002

Recorded: 2001-2002

Genre: Dirty Rap, R&B

Songwriters: Cornell Haynes, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Charles Brown

4. Promiscuous

Released: 25 April 2006

Recorded: 2005

Genre: Electropop, Dance Pop

Songwriters: Nelly Furtado, Anthony Motz, Timbaland Danja

5. I Kissed A Girl

Released: April 28, 2008

Genre: Pop Rock, Electropop, Disco

Songwriters: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Cathy Dennis

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6. Umberlla

Released: March 29, 2007

Recorded: 2007

Genre: Pop, Hip Hop, R&B

Songwriters: Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kuk Harrell, Shawn Carter

7. Let Me Blow Ya Mind

Released: May 15, 2001

Recorded: 2001

Genre: Hip Hop, R&B

Songwriters: Eve Jeffers, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo, Scott Storch, Steven Jordan

8. U Remind Me

Released: June 19, 2001

Recorded: 2000-01

Genre: R&B

Songwriters: Anita McCloud, Edmund Clement

9. Boom Boom Pow

Released: March 31, 2009

Recorded: 2008

Genre: Electro

Songwriters: William Adams, Allan Pineda, Jamie Gomez, Stacy Ferguson

10. Lollipop

Released: March 13, 2008

Recorded: 2007

Genre: Dirty Rap, Electropop

Songwriters: Dawyne Carter, Stephen Carter, Darius Harrison, Jim Jonsin, Rex Zamor, Marcus Cooper

11. It’s Gonna Be Me

Released: June 12, 2000

Recorded: July 17-18, 1999

Genre: Pop, Funk

Songwriters: Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson, Rami

12. Big Girls Don’t Cry

Released: May 22, 2007

Recorded: 2006

Genre: Pop

Songwriters: Stacy Ferguson, Toby Gad

13. Hollaback Girl

Released: March 15, 2005

Recorded: 2004

Genre: Hip Hop

Songwriters: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo

14. Complicated

Released: 7 May, 2002

Recorded: June 2001

Genre: Pop Rock, Rock

Songwriters: Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards

15. Magic Stick

Released: April 1, 2003

Recorded: 2002

Genre: Dirty Rap

Songwriter: 50 Cent

2010s Best Summer Songs

1. Call Me Maybe

Released: September 20, 2011

Recorded: July 2010

Genre: Pop, Teen Pop, Dance Pop, Bubblegum Pop

2. Old Town Road

Released: December 3, 2018

Recorded: 2018

Genre: Country Rap, Trap Pop, Southern Hip Hop

Songwriters: Montero Hill, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Kiowa Roukema

3. Party Rock Anthem

Released: January 25, 2011

Recorded: 2009- 2010

Songwriters: David Listenbee, Stefan Gordy, Skyler Gordy, Peter Schroeder

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4. Despacito

Released: January 12, 2017

Recorded: Late 2016

Genre: Reggaeton, Latin Pop

Songwriters: Luis Rodriuez, Erika Ender, Ramon Ayala

5. One Dance

Released: April 5, 2016

Recorded: 2016

Genre: Dancehall, Pop

Songwriters: Aubret Graham, Paul Jefferies, Ayodeji Balogun, Noah Shebib, Errol Reid, Luke Reid, Kyle Smith, Corey Johnson, Logan Johnson

6. Blurred Lines

Released: March 20, 2013

Recorded: 2012

Genre: R&B

Songwriters: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris Jr., Marvin Gaye

7. Bad Guy

Released: March 29, 2019

Genre: Electropop, Dance Pop, Pop Trap, Nu-Goth Pop

Songwriters: Billie Eilish, O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell

8. Fancy

Released: 17 February 2014

Recorded: 2013

Genre: Electro Pop

Songwriters: Amethyst Kelly, Charlotte Aitchison, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jonathan Christopher Shave, Kurtis McKenzie

9. Can’t Hold Us

Released: August 16, 2011

Recorded: 2009- 2010

Songwriters: Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton

10. I like It

Released: May 25, 2018

Recorded: 2017-2018

Genre: Latin Pop

Songwriters: Belcalis Almanzar, Benito Ocasio, José Osorio, Tony Pabón, Marcos Masis, Jesus Nieves, Manny Rodriguez, Jordan Thorpe, Anthony White, Vincent Watson, Edgar Machuca, Xavier Vargas, Edgar Vargas, Benny Bonnilla

11. Super Bass

Released: April 5, 2011

Recorded: 2010

Genre: Bubblegum Pop, Pop Rap

Songwriters: Onika Maraj, Daniel Johnson, Esther Dean

12. Somebody That I Used to Know

Released: 5 July, 2011

Recorded: January- May 2011

Genre: Art Pop

Songwriters: Wally de Backer, Luiz Bonfa

13. Rolling In The Deep

Released: 29 November, 2010

Recorded: 2010

Songwriters: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth

14. Get Lucky

Released: 19 April, 2013

Recorded: 2012

Genre: Disco Funk

Songwriters: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams

15. Trap Queen

Released: April 22, 2014

Recorded: March 2014

Genre: R&B

Songwriters: Willie Maxwell

This was the list of my favorite summer songs. I hope you like them as much as I do. Make the best of your holidays with these summer songs. Do let me know in the comment section which song you liked the most. Stay connected for more such content. Have a great day!

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