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14 Ways to Get Your Beach Fix (The Quarantine Way) – #6 Make A Beach Tunes Playlist

14 Ways to Get Your Beach Fix (The Quarantine Way) – #6 Make A Beach Tunes Playlist

Judging by the various types of music we hear at the beach every summer, it’s clear that everyone has their own musical interests. And some are definitely unique! Most of us have that one song or genre of music that reminds us of being at the shore. For some generations, it’s the doo wop tunes of the 50’s. For others, its Motown. And yet others, the 80’s. And, of course, you can’t swing a dead jelly fish without hitting someone’s speaker blaring “Toes” by the Zac Brown Band.

Whatever type of music you like to listen to at the beach, now is a good time to put together that playlist. And if you already have one, now is the time to play it! Even if you’re sitting at your desk remotely working from home. So go ahead – play that funky music, beach boy!

If you’re at a loss, here are some of the top beach songs throughout the ages:


1960 On the Way to Cape May – Words and music by Bud Nugent; recorded by Al Alberts

1963 Wildwood Days – Bobby Rydell

1964 Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters


1972 Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts

1977 Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

1978 Summer Nights – Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta


1984 Boys of Summer – Don Henley

1987 Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx

1988 Kokomo – The Beach Boys


1990 Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole

1997 Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff (Wil Smith)


2001 Island in the Sun – Weazer

2006 Toes – Zac Brown Band

2011 Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band

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