Staff Picks for the Summer

      Now that school is coming to a close, it’s time for students to stop worrying about tests and homework and focus on what’s really important: music. Summer is the time for your most upbeat and carefree beats; a happy soundtrack tops off all of your summer adventures with the perfect vibe. From oldies to fresh out of the studio, these are all the songs that the Hi’s Eye staff will be bopping to this summer.

1. Know No Better – Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo

​”Danny told me to add this song”
– Joe Lotano

“It’s just a really good song”
– Danny Bracco

2. Wicked – Mansionz ft. G-Easy

​”It just has a really groovy beat”
– Anna Masciandaro

3. The Glory – Kanye West

​”This has been a bop for the past decade, and will continue to be my summer hype song for all those which follow”
– Noelle Mesbah

4. Hold Me Close – Overcoats

​”It’s upbeat enough for a fun summer party, yet chill enough for a relaxed evening with the gals”
– Eve Crandall

5.Electric Love – BØRNS

​”The ultimate feel-good summer song that you can’t listen without jamming out to!”
– Jess Shih

6.Bad Liar – Selena Gomez

​​”Selena Gomez is pretty much my idol”
– Lindsay Friedenrich

7. Endless Summer Symphony – KYLE


​”It’s a really upbeat song & it always makes me happy whenever it’s played”
– Haley Tomasso

​8. May I Have This Dance – Francis and the Lights ft. Chance the Rapper


​”This is just a feel good song with chill vibes”
– Matt Meusel

9. Fake Love – Drake

​”I listen to it, and I can’t not sing along. Also I’ll listen to literally anything by Drake so there’s that”
​ – Madison Pena

10. Show Me Love – Hundred Waters ft. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney and Robin Hannibal – Skrillex Remix

​”It has a really chill vibe, and plus Chance is in it, so you know it’s good”
-Emily Finn

11. ​King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar

“This is the best song of all time; it’s perfect for any season, any scenario, and every gathering”
​- Catherine Moore

12. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber

​”Because Justin Bieber singing in Spanish is a dream come true”
– Greta Frontero

13. Drift Away – Dobie Gray


“This was my favorite song when i was little and I used to sing along to it in the car all the time. Also, me and Caitlin both loved it when we were little and now we listen to it everyday in English”
– Bridget Hyland

14. Toes – Zac Brown Band

“Zac Brown Band is always my favorite in the summertime because it makes me feel good and is great for playing at the beach or a barbecue”
​- Rollins Terry

15. Congratulations – Post Malone

​”Everyone knows it and it’s a jam to sing to. I also really like the beat of the song.”
-Sarah Fox

16. American Pie – Don McLean

​​”This song has been  my favorite song for as long as I can remember. It would play as I drove over the bridge to go to LBI when I was younger. American Pie is a song close to my heart that I love.”
– Lucy Gretsky

​17. Take Me Home – Bryce Vine

“It’s just a good summer beat with a nice catchy tune”
– Joe Lotano

18. Barcelona – Ed Sheeran

​​”It’s just a really upbeat song that always puts me in a better mood”
– Sam Forcht

19. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt


​”I heard it on the radio and really liked it”
– Chelsea Frisch

​20. I Found A Way – Drake Bell


​” If you open up your [Hi’s] eye[s]…..”
– Drake Bell

Find the entire Spotify playlist below!