Your Ultimate Summer Playlist

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From breezy bops to throwback tunes, hit play on the soundtrack to your summer.


There’s just something about summer that requires good tunes playing in the background as you chill on the beach, hustle at your remote internship, or grill in your yard. These long, hot months might be a little different than previous years, but that’s all the more reason why you need music to set the good vibes. Here’s a summer playlist—including underrated jams, classic hits, and some faves from JanSport employees—to accompany you all summer long. Here are a few highlights.


“’Sunflower’ by Vampire Weekend is a feel-good song with a unique beat. It’s been one of my favorite song for about a year now and never gets old!” – Emily L., Materials Developer


“500 Days of Summer turned “You Make My Dreams Come True’ by Hall & Oates into my summer kick-off anthem. No matter what time of year I hear this, I think of busting out of school (or work) and the start of summer fun.” – Chelsey S., Visual Merchandising Manager

“Times are tough, but ‘It Gets Better’ by Griz always puts me in a positive mood. Things will get better!” – Chris P., Product Designer

“’Summertime Magic’ by Childish Gambino is the perfect chill song to put on and have a really slow and lazy summer day, just hanging out by the water and grilling.” – Kiana M., Brand Marketing Coordinator


“’Everybody Loves the Sunshine’ by Roy Ayers has been a crucial part to my summertime morning routine. Pairs nicely with good coffee and yin yoga.” – Luke G., Designer CMGT


“’Kings of Summer’ by Ayokay feels like the energy of being young in the summer when you have no cares or responsibilities and have the feeling like anything is possible.” – Sarah H., Senior Manager Merchandising

“’Enjoy Yourself’ by The Specials is the perfect precursor for any summer activity. Have a good time and enjoy yourself!” – Zack H., Creative Service Project Coordinator


“’Steal My Sunshine’ by Len is a throwback song that speaks to my childhood summers, and it always makes me want to get up and dance.” – Ariel C., Quality Coordinator




By: Katie Nolan